BETHESDA, Md.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA) invites you to participate in the SE Michigan Walk4Hearing on Saturday, May 19, 2018 at Kensington Metro Park. The HLAA Walk4Hearing is a family-friendly event that raises awareness of hearing loss and provides information on topics such as hearing loss prevention, the importance of getting your hearing screened, treatment 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 for people with hearing loss. Funds raised support both local and national programs and services for people with hearing loss including installation of hearing assistive technology in public places, local financial assistance programs for hearing aids and hearing assistive technologies for those that can’t afford them, 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. Michigan Audiology Coalition and Central Michigan University will provide free hearing screenings at the SE Michigan Walk4Hearing.
This year’s Honorary Business Chair, Colleen Shefferly, President of AudioNet America and Platinum sponsor of the SE Michigan Walk4Hearing remarked, “AudioNet congratulates and supports Walk4Hearing and all of its efforts to assist individuals interested in reaching their full level of hearing capability.”
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:
2018 National Walk4Hearing Sponsors
CapTel Captioned Telephone
2018 SE Michigan Walk4Hearing Sponsors
Michigan Ear Institute
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 takes place in Minneapolis, June 21-24 at the Hyatt Regency 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.