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The HLAA Walk4Hearing is a national walk program that recognizes there are 48 million people with hearing loss in the United States. The Walk4Hearing, held in cities across the country during the spring and fall, creates awareness about hearing loss prevention, screening, treatment and maintaining good hearing health.
Whether you’re a person who has a hearing loss, someone who just needs some hearing help in a noisy world, or you are a friend or family member of someone with hearing loss, the Walk4Hearing is for you. The Walk4Hearing message is: You are not alone. You can do something about your hearing loss.
Since 2006, more than 90,000 walkers have raised more than $13 million to support national and local programs to provide information, education, support and advocacy. Participants come in all ages with various interests in hearing health to form teams and walk in their communities. National and local sponsors support the Walk4Hearing and provide information about their products and services.
Walk Day Experience is Unforgettable
Thousands of walkers and hundreds of teams are formed each year, many of them support one person who brings their family and friends to the Walk. Here’s what happens at an HLAA Walk4Hearing:
- Everyone affected by hearing loss is empowered and inspired
- Lots of kids with hearing loss come and see there are others like themselves
- Parents come and share stories and resources
- People realize they are not alone with their hearing loss
- Walkers share their hearing loss journey
- Lifelong friendships are formed
- People get information they might not easily find anywhere else when national and local sponsors exhibit their products and services