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Community is the Essence of Walk4Hearing

Walk4Hearing is the only nationwide event bringing attention to hearing loss and promoting the importance of hearing health. Funds raised support HLAA’s national awareness and education programs, HLAA Chapters and State Organizations, and alliances who help extend HLAA’s mission into local communities.

Since 2006, the Walk4Hearing has raised $16 million to fund programs from more than 1,750 alliance organizations. We’ve welcomed 107,000 people at 285 Walks with participation from over 750 HLAA Chapter and State Organizations.

Since 2006, the Walk4Hearing has:

285 Walks
Raised over 16 million
Funded over 1750 alliances
Over 750 chapter and state Organizations participated

Participating in the Walk4Hearing means joining thousands of people across the country and right in our neighborhoods, who understand what it’s like to live with hearing loss. Hearing is an important part of overall health and the Walk4Hearing calls on all of us to take action. By being active, engaged, and making hearing health a priority, people with hearing loss can live well. Let’s Hear Now and Be Well Together.

Community Impact

To extend our reach into local communities, Walk4Hearing partners with HLAA Chapters, State Organizations, and other nonprofits who share our commitment to hearing health and supporting people with hearing loss. Below, you will discover the impact these groups offer.

  • Raise public awareness and provide information about hearing health. 
  • Advocate at the federal level to support policies such as hearing aid compatible and captioned phones, hearing access in public places, and online captioning. 
  • Work with industries to ensure products are accessible for people with hearing loss. 
  • Host educational webinars and online meetings with information that help individuals with hearing loss live well. 
  • Resources to assist individuals with hearing loss to be self-advocates. 
  • Assist individuals with hearing loss to attend annual HLAA Convention on scholarships. 
  • Provide consumer input on use of technologies, captioning services, and research. 
  • Offer resource toolkits for the workplace and in medical settings.  
  • Funding to assist students with hearing loss in providing college scholarships. 
  • Establish hearing access in public places with installation of assistive technologies. 
  • Ensure accessibility in chapter and state meetings with captioning and hearing loops. 
  • Provide opportunities for members to attend HLAA National Convention. 
  • Recruit efforts in new cities in state to start new chapters to further HLAA’s mission. 
  • Secure meeting spaces for hearing loss expos/conferences and health fairs. 
  • Exhibits display of Assistive Listening Devices to help people with hearing loss live well. 
  • Attend community meetings and provide educational presentations on hearing health.  
  • Financially assist those unable to afford appointments, hearing aids, or other devices. 
  • Training and placement of hearing assistance dogs. 
  • Support programs for parent-to-parent support or from a person with hearing loss. 
  • Research and development of metrics to enhance captioning quality.
  • Scholarships to assist professionals and college students to attend conferences. Enhance and support early intervention, listening, and spoken language programs.
  • Accessibility needs (CART and assistive listening devices) in programs, classrooms, or house of worship. 
  • Social outings for hearing loss specific events (summer camps or picnics).
  • Conduct hearing screenings and hearing health presentations in community.
  • Support student- and faculty-based research studies in hearing loss and speech therapy. 
  • Upkeep of hearing technology instruments for audiologists and speech therapists. 
  • College students to participate in humanitarian and public health projects.

Learn more about our Alliance Program and how to get involved.

“The Walk4Hearing is an incredibly fun and memorable day for us. Our family and friends plan to attend for years to come. Raising funds and receiving encouragement from so many friends and new supporters meant the world to us.”

Monica Colvin
Chicago Walk4Hearing

Kiera Sumer

The Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA) opens the world of communication to people with hearing loss through information, education, support and advocacy. HLAA organizes Walk4Hearing events, holds an annual convention, publishes the magazine, Hearing Life, advocates for the rights of people with hearing loss, and has HLAA Chapters across the country.

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