Guess what?? We are meeting in person!!! Join me for a walk along the beautiful Chicago kale front in Lincoln Park. You’ll get the chance to meet others with hearing loss, their families and friends, have some fun, learn and share stories. It gives me an opportunity to see firsthand that I am not alone!
Hearing loss affects not just those of us with a loss but everyone we meet daily. That is why I shared my personal story in a recent submission by our chapter for inclusion in the, “Voice of the Patient” report being prepared by HLAA for the FDA. Please contact me if you would like to receive a copy prior to the publication date.
About 7 years ago I became aware of the Hearing Loss Association of America. I joined a local chapter and began my education into what it means to live life with hearing loss. I was empowered to advocate for myself and others. The more I become educated the more I want to share information with anyone who will listen because hearing health is such an important public health issue.
Hearing health can be easily screened and if needed, possibly treated. So, I am issuing a challenge: Take charge of your hearing health and get your hearing screened! If you do have a hearing loss, become educated and let nothing stop you for achieving your goals.
There are 48 million Americans who have some degree of hearing loss. That is 1 in 6 - and millions more who are at risk. While we may not be able to help all those people, we can make a difference right here in our own community. The funds we raise will go directly toward programs and services to support people with hearing loss both nationally and locally. There are several ways that you can support me. You can donate financially, consider joining my team, (check out our team page where I currently serve on the steering committee) and let others know about the Chicago Walk4Hearing.
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