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Together, we're bringing hope to hearing loss.

Walk4Hearing is the Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA) community of support in action, breaking down barriers and empowering people with hearing loss. Our Walks bring hope to people across the U.S., helping them discover they are not alone in facing the challenges of hearing loss. 

Walks bring teams of family and friends together to raise funds for hearing health and support people on their journey with hearing loss. Join local HLAA Chapters, hearing care professionals and our nonprofit and business partners committed to helping every person with hearing loss thrive. 

Take Your First Step

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Registration is open for 21 Walks across the nation.

Find A Walk

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Raise funds to provide support, resources and advocacy so people with hearing loss can thrive.

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Your time can make a huge impact! Tell us how you can help.


HLAA Walk4Hearing National Co-Chairs

We’re thrilled to have Robert Engelke and Brandon Sawalich as Co-Chairs of the 2024 HLAA Walk4Hearing. These respected industry leaders are bringing their voices and support to our mission to achieve better hearing for the growing number of Americans with, or at risk, of hearing loss.

They invite you to form an individual or company team, raise funds, and join Walk Day events where you can learn about hearing technologies, address hearing loss and connect with others experiencing hearing loss and their families. 

Robert Engelke President of CapTel

“CapTel is proud to support HLAA in its mission to increase access for people with hearing loss, helping to educate people about the importance of hearing health and about the latest hearing support technologies. Attending a Walk4Hearing event is a great opportunity to connect with individuals who value hearing health and want to experience a strong sense of community. It is our pleasure to support these events nationwide and we invite you to join the movement for hearing health!”

Robert Engelke
President of CapTel, Inc.

Brandon Sawalich President and CEO of Starkey

“Stigma continues to be a major barrier when seeking hearing help. We aim to promote hearing health awareness through our continued support and partnership with HLAA. Our core mission is to help people hear better to stay connected to their loved ones and the world around them. Together, we can continue to connect our communities to people and things they love most.”

Brandon Sawalich
President and CEO of Starkey

Stories that Inspire

Group picture of team Keegan at a Walk 4 Hearing event

Walk4Hearing is a day where my son, Keegan feels like a superstar! He loves bringing his team together each year because he feels supported and loved despite hearing loss. Read more>>

Jennifer Violette – Hartford, CT

Teri Wathen at a Walk 4 Hearing event.

I have seen Walk4Hearing’s impact since its beginning in 2006. Many often feel alone, hiding their hearing loss and feeling isolated. On Walk Day, they see others like themselves, make new friends, and gain confidence. Read more>>

Teri Wathen – Houston, TX

Frank Pugliesi family at a Walk 4 Hearing event

I was always shy about my hearing loss. Walk4Hearing gave me all the love, support, and confidence to be more open about it. Today, I wouldn’t have accomplished what I have in my home and work life if it wasn’t for the Walk. Read more>>

Frank Pugliesi - West Windsor, NJ

Why We Walk

1 in 7 Americans have hearing loss Infographic. 1 billion young people at risk for hearing loss Infographic Untreated hearing loss is linked to health conditions