Team Reese & Papa!
As you may or may not know Reese's Papa (John Koehler) proudly served our country in the Army in Vietnam. He is no stranger to hearing loss. He suffers from permanent hearing loss and uses hearing aids on a daily basis. Fortunately The Veterans Administration has provided him with hearing aids.
In support of her Papa, veterans, and millions of others affected by hearing loss, Reese will be participating in the Walk4Hearing along side her brave Papa. The goal of this walk is to increase awareness about hearing loss, and to raise funds and provide information and support for people with hearing loss.
We kindly ask you consider your support this worthwhile cause!I am hoping you can support me in my efforts to raising awareness about hearing loss. Your tax-deductible gift will make a difference in the lives of many!
The Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA) Walk4Hearing increases awareness about hearing loss, helps to eradicate the stigma associated with it and raises funds to provide information and support for people with hearing loss. 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
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. 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.