My Name is Mikaela. I'm walking on May12th, 2018
To raise awareness about people have hearing loss. I've been wearing hearing aids since I was 7 yeards old. There are many great doctos and professionals that have tried to help me improve what I'm hearing today.Unfortunately, in March 2014, I was hit in the face with a sofitball and suffered more hearing loss, leaving me with no hearing in my left ear. Recently, in July 2015, I was able to gain back this hearing by getting a Med El Cochlear Implant! It feels great to have it, recovering all the hearing that I lost. I adapted very quickly to all the new sounds it allowed me to hear. I don't know what my life would have been without it. Many doctors and professionals have helped me get this far and I am very thankful. I believe the Walk 4 Hearing can help me and other like me. I wnt to help other people with hearing loss feel better too. So please help me support the Walk 4 Hearing and join Team Mikaela! :)
Did you know that one out of ten people has a hearing loss? Chances are you know a few people with some degree of hearing loss. Untreated hearing loss affects overall health in negative ways – falls, isolation, anxiety, depression, and now, a link between untreated hearing loss and cognitive decline. Many people age into their hearing loss while they are still in the workforce. Hearing loss can be prevented, screened for, and treated. The HLAA Walk4Hearing brings people together in communities to create awareness about hearing loss.
Since 2006, the HLAA Walk4Hearing has raised more than $13 million and has become the largest walk for hearing health.
Why I Walk
I participate in the Walk4Hearing because I want others to know that they are not alone and something can be done to live well with hearing loss no matter what age or level of hearing. I am motivated by being part of a larger mission as well as enjoying the camaraderie, meeting others who have hearing loss – their family and friends – learning from others, visiting the exhibit tables, all in my own community. And, ultimately, it’s fun for everyone!
Please make a donation to my personal Walk4Hearing page. Your donation supports the Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA) and local communities by providing information, education, support, and advocacy. HLAA represents the 48 million people and their families affected by hearing loss in the United States, but HLAA helps one person at a time. The Walk4Hearing is evidence of that.
Take Charge of Your Hearing Health and Get Your Hearing Screened
The call to action of the 2018 Walk4Hearing is “Get Your Hearing Checked!”
Take charge of your own hearing health (or encourage someone else) by getting a hearing screening! Follow HLAA Walk4Hearing on Twitter @Walk4Hearing and Tweet #screenURhearing to let us know that you got your hearing checked or encouraged someone else to do so.
I hope you will consider supporting or joining me at the Walk4Hearing. Thank you!
For more information about HLAA, please visit hearingloss.org.