BETHESDA, Md.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA) is thrilled to announce its 20 Walk4Hearing events across the nation this year, including two new locations in Buffalo, New York and Louisville, Kentucky. The HLAA Walk4Hearing has raised more than $12 million and welcomed nearly 80,000 walkers since 2006, making it the nation’s largest and fastest-growing hearing loss fundraising and public awareness Walk in the country. Registration is easy (and free) at Walk4Hearing.org.
Funds raised support programs and services for people with hearing loss such as financial assistance for hearing aids and hearing assistive technologies, live captioning, and advocacy efforts on federal and state levels.
Join us in stepping up for hearing loss by accomplishing one of the following:
- Participate in a Walk4Hearing event and join the #HearingLossChallenge while walking to make a difference! Ear plugs provided by Cochlear Americas will be available at the Walks so that you too can experience hearing loss for a day.
- Support the Over-the-Counter Hearing Aid Act of 2017, [S.670 or H.R.1652]. Tweet showing support using #HLAA4OTC.
- Advocate on your own behalf. Use a list of suggestions to help you get started or share this Communications Tip Card with family, friends, and co-workers. Tweet about your experience using #CommAccess!
Thank you to the following 2017 Walk4Hearing National Sponsors for their support:
Premier Sponsor – CapTel
Platinum Sponsor – MED-EL
Diamond Sponsor – ClearCaptions
Silver Sponsors – Advanced Bionics, Cochlear Americas, Hamilton CapTel, hi HealthInnovations, Regal Entertainment Group
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, HLAA publishes the bimonthly Hearing Loss Magazine, holds annual conventions (the HLAA2017 Convention is June 22-25 in Salt Lake City, 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.