BETHESDA, Md.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA) is thrilled to announce the launch of the 2018 Walk4Hearing program. With events scheduled in 18 cities across the country this spring and fall, the Walk4Hearing raises awareness of hearing loss and maintaining good hearing health.
Since 2006, the HLAA Walk4Hearing has raised in excess of $13 million and welcomed more than 90,000 walkers, making it the nation’s largest program of its kind in the country. Funds raised support both local and national programs and services for people with hearing loss, including installation of hearing assistive technology in public places, providing captioning at HLAA Chapter meetings, and advocacy efforts on federal and state levels.
This year’s theme emphasizes the importance of getting your hearing screened (#screenURhearing). Untreated hearing loss impacts overall health with an increased risk of falls, isolation, anxiety, depression, and cognitive decline.
“Whether you have a hearing loss, are a friend or family member of someone with hearing loss, or you just want some help hearing in a noisy world, the Walk4Hearing offers something for you,” said HLAA Executive Director Barbara Kelley.
Walk4Hearing sponsors are integral to the success of the program. Representatives from local and national Walk4Hearing sponsors are present on Walk day to discuss how they can help you live well with hearing loss. HLAA would like to thank the following companies that have stepped up as the 2018 national Walk4Hearing sponsors:
For more information and to find and register for a Walk4Hearing near you (it’s free and easy!) visit walk4hearing.org.
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. In addition to the Walk4Hearing, HLAA holds annual conventions (HLAA2018 Convention is June 21-24 in Minneapolis), publishes the bimonthly magazine, Hearing Life, advocates for the rights of people with hearing loss, and has an extensive network of Chapters and State Organizations throughout the country. The HLAA national office is located at 7910 Woodmont Avenue, Suite 1200, Bethesda, MD 20814. Call 301.657.2248 or visit hearingloss.org for more information.