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This year I will be joining my company, ENT and Allergy Associates and The Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA) Walk4Hearing event this coming May.
For those of you who don't know, about two years ago my mom suffered from sensorineural hearing loss. Sensorineural hearing loss is it occurs when there is damage to the inner ear (cochlea), or to the nerve pathways from the inner ear to the brain. Most of the time, SNHL cannot be medically or surgically corrected. This is the most common type of permanent hearing loss. In my mother’s case, it left her permanently deaf.
Thanks to the help of Cochlear Implants she can hear again!! Which is amazing, however hearing loss affects one's ability to communicate every day in different situations - from a dinner conversation at a noisy restaurant, on the phone, to not hearing alarm clocks and smoke alarms. For people with hearing loss, these situations can be become obstacles without the right information and support.
Even with Cochlear Implants she still encounters much of the daily struggles anyone with hearing loss endures.
I have a goal of $300, please help my cause by donating today!! (Any amount helps)
My mom is the strongest person I know and this year I walk for her, and everyone who suffered from hearing loss!! To help raise awareness about hearing loss, and help to eradicate the stigma associated with it
Below is some background on hearing Loss and The Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA) Walk4Hearing:
Since 2006, the Walk4Hearing has raised more than $12 million and has become the largest walk for hearing loss taking place in cities across the United States.
We walk because hearing loss is a public health issue third in line after heart disease and arthritis.
Approximately 48 million Americans have some form of hearing loss
More than 30 million Americans are exposed to dangerous levels of noise in their workplaces
An estimated 1 in 5 American teens experiences some degree of hearing loss
2.3 million Veterans receive either disability compensation for service-connected hearing disabilities or are in treatment for related hearing issues
HLAA provides the assistance and resources for people with hearing loss and their families to learn how to adjust to living with hearing loss.
For more information about HLAA, please visit www.hearingloss.org.