BETHESDA, Md.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA) invites you to WakeMed Soccer Park on October 16, 2016 for the North Carolina 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 500 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 North Carolina 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 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, advocacy and support. In addition to the Walk4Hearing program, HLAA publishes the bimonthly Hearing Loss Magazine, holds annual conventions (HLAA2017 Convention is June 22-25 in Salt Lake, Utah), advocates for the rights of people with hearing loss, and has an extensive network of chapters and state organizations across the country. The national headquarters is located at 7910 Woodmont Avenue, Suite 1200, Bethesda, MD 20814. Phone: 301.657.2248 or visit hearingloss.org.