BETHESDA, Md.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA) invites you to The Navy Yard on October 9, 2016 for the Pennsylvania Walk4Hearing, a family-friendly event that raises awareness about hearing loss and issues a call to action to eradicate the stigma associated hearing loss and encourage people to advocate for communication access. The Walk will welcome more than 2,000 walkers who will step up for the 48 million Americans with hearing loss.
The fundraising goal for the 2016 Walk4Hearing program is $1.4 million, which supports programs and services for people with hearing loss and their families. Money raised is shared between the national organization and local Walks through HLAA’s Alliance program. At the national level, money raised goes to support advocacy to affect legislation that impacts people with hearing loss, such as Medicare to allow hearing aid coverage. At the local level, money raised goes towards college scholarships, providing captioning and hearing assistive technologies in meetings, and funding for hearing aids.
HLAA would like to thank the following 2016 Walk4Hearing National Sponsors for their support of this year’s Walks:
Premier Sponsor – CapTel
Platinum Sponsor – MED-EL
Diamond Sponsor – ClearCaptions
Silver Sponsors – Advanced Bionics, Cochlear Americas, Hamilton CapTel, hi HealthInnovations, IntriCon, Regal Entertainment Group
We also want to thank our local Pennsylvania Walk4Hearing sponsors:
Since its inception in 2006, the Walk4Hearing has raised more than $11 million and has welcomed over 70,000 walkers, making it the nation’s largest and fastest-growing hearing loss fundraising and public awareness walk in the country.
About the Hearing Loss Association of America
The Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA), founded in 1979, opens the world of communication to people with hearing loss through information, education, support and advocacy. HLAA produces the Walk4Hearing in 22 cities across the country, publishes the bimonthly Hearing Loss Magazine, holds annual conventions (HLAA2017 Convention is in Salt Lake City, Utah, June 22 – 25), advocates for the rights of people with hearing loss, conducts educational webinars, and has an extensive network of chapters and state organizations across the country. For more information, visit hearingloss.org.