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HLAA Hear for Life Partners

The Hear for Life Partner Program brings leading companies together with Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA) to promote hearing health and encourage more Americans to act on their hearing. They help to extend our collective reach and impact as well as grow our hearing health constituency.

Hearing health is getting the attention it deserves nationally, and it gives us an unprecedented opportunity to do even more. Our partners provide vital tools and engagement so more people can and will live well with their hearing loss.

Hear for Life Partners join the Walk4Hearing to showcase their dedication and engagement with communities across the country. On Walk Day, these partners will be present to share information about their services and resources with the hearing loss community.

We’re better together as partners for hearing health.
For more information about joining HLAA and becoming a Hear for Life Partner, please contact us by email, development@hearingloss.org.

Support a local Walk as a partner.
Want to support a local Walk or multiple locations, contact us by email, walk4hearing@hearingloss.org with your desired location for more information.

Leaders

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CapTel Corporate Sponsor

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“As a long-standing sponsor of Walk4Hearing, CapTel shares HLAA’s mission of increasing access for people with hearing loss. Walk4Hearing events across the country provide a powerful opportunity to raise awareness and funds for hearing loss concerns, while connecting families on a local level with resources, support and new technologies to enhance their own hearing journey. CapTel is proud to partner with HLAA in support of advocacy that levels the playing field for individuals with hearing loss. We invited you to join us in Stepping Up for Hearing Health.”

Robert Engelke, President of CapTel, Inc.

Starkey

Starkey Corporate Sponsor

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“Starkey is dedicated to helping people across the world hear better and live better. HLAA shares our commitment to improving hearing health and provides essential resources and education programs to ensure every person has the opportunity to hear their very best. Through our support of HLAA and the Walk4Hearing, we look forward to continuing to raise awareness and promote the importance of hearing health.”

Brandon Sawalich, President and CEO of Starkey.

Champions

Cochlear Americas

Cochlear Americas

“Cochlear is proud to be a national corporate partner of HLAA and the Walk4Hearing. We look forward to coming together in communities across the country in support of HLAA’s mission. Our Cochlear volunteers, implant recipients, friends and family are inspired to walk as a team to spread awareness about hearing loss. Congratulations to HLAA on what we know will be another successful Walk4Hearing season!”

Scott Housley, Vice President, Marketing for Cochlear Americas.

MED-EL

MED-EL

“We’re very excited to continue our partnership with HLAA and Walk4Hearing. At MED-EL we aim to eliminate hearing loss as a barrier to communication through innovative hearing technology. And we’re proud of our long-standing relationship with HLAA as they work to raise awareness of hearing loss and the services that provide access to communication.”

Dan Collins, Vice President of Marketing for MED-EL .

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“Last year’s Walk4Hearing was so successful, rewarding and fun that we’re proud to be a sponsor for the 2nd year in a row! The Olelo Captioned Calls team is extremely excited to continue to be a part of and engage with the HLAA community. We are passionate about supporting our shared vision to empower more Americans to Hear for Life and raise hearing loss awareness!”

Erik Strand, President, Olelo Captioned Calls

Advocates

Advanced Bionics

Advanced Bionics

“Advanced Bionics is proud to continue our long-standing relationship with HLAA and support the 2022 Walk4Hearing. Our AB Community teams of recipients, friends, family and staff look forward to this event every year. Walk4Hearing provides us all the opportunity to make powerful connections with others and promote a shared vision to bring attention to hearing loss, hearing technologies and raise awareness of hearing health.”

Helen Tinsman, Consumer Outreach & Engagement Manager with Advanced Bionics

CaptionCall

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“CaptionCall has supported the HLAA Walk4Hearing for years. Each event is a snapshot of HLAA’s enthusiastic people united by the desire to help and support each other. The sincere welcome extended to everyone who comes to each Walk4Hearing is remarkable. We look forward to meeting new people and old friends at these events. Together, we raise awareness of the impacts and prevalence of hearing loss and the many resources available to help manage hearing loss in order to stay socially connected for a longer, happier, healthier life.”

Bruce Peterson, Vice President of Government and Community Relations at CaptionCall

Frequency Therapeutics

Frequency Therapeutics

“Frequency is grateful to the entire HLAA community for their steadfast commitment, support and focus on improving quality of life for people with hearing loss. The strength of this special community lies not just with the national team, but with the presence of chapters spread across the nation, creating a network of support. We are excited to join these communities across the country for the 2022 Walk4Hearing season.”

David Lucchino, CEO of Frequency Therapeutics

Hamilton CapTel

Advanced Bionics

“Research has shown that social isolation is a significant detriment to health. More than ever, it's important for people with hearing loss to stay connected with family, friends and professionals. Hamilton® CapTel® appreciates the opportunity to sponsor and participate in events such as Walk4Hearing and the HLAA Annual Convention, bringing technology and education to individuals with hearing loss so that they may maintain connections with what's most important in their lives.”

Anne Girard, Director of Sales & Marketing at Hamilton CapTel

Hearing Industries Association

Hearing Industries Association

“The Hearing Industries Association is proud to be a Hear for Life Partner of HLAA. With our shared mission of improving hearing healthcare through education and advocacy, our combined efforts enable us to reach more individuals with information about hearing and overall well-being.”

Kate Carr, President, Hearing Industries Association (HIA)

Meta

Hearing Industries Association

“Meta is proud to support HLAA and the Walk4Hearing in its goal to bring attention to hearing loss and promote the importance of hearing health. HLAA and Walk4Hearing are building a community, which empowers people, breaks down social stigmas and creates important connections for people with hearing loss. These are critical elements to building representative communities and ensuring people can be their authentic selves, values Meta shares and aims to achieve through our own work in accessibility. We are grateful to HLAA and the Walk4Hearing for creating this important network of support.”

Marne Levine, Chief Business Officer, Meta

ReSound

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“We are honored to support HLAA and all of their partners, volunteer and walkers in their efforts to help people live well with hearing loss.  Together, we are making a difference … all dedicated to helping more people Hear More. Do More. Be More.”

Mikkel Knudsen, Head of ReSound Commercial U.S.

Sennheiser

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“Sennheiser is incredibly proud to be a sponsor of HLAA and the Walk4Hearing. At Sennheiser, we use all our know-how in audiology to bring down barriers wherever possible and make access to assistive listening devices simpler. Through our support of HLAA, we will continue to facilitate education on hearing loss and provide tools for the inclusion of people.”

Peter Morrone, Regional Marketing Manager with Sennheiser

T-Mobile

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“T-Mobile is thrilled to be a sponsor of the National Walk4Hearing events. Communications access for everyone, including those with hearing loss, is a long-standing priority for us. Through our work with industry partners on hearing aid compatibility to continuing to provide the country’s only IP Relay service, we’re committed to improving accessibility for those with hearing loss.”

Tracy Goddard, Sr. Manager Accessibility, T-Mobile

Leaders

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Champions

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MED EL logo
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Advocates

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ReSound
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