481 in 6, about 15%, or 48 million people – no matter how you look at it, there is a large amount of people in the United States who are living with some degree of hearing loss. There are people with hearing loss that you interact with each day like our son Brody.
The Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA) is the nation’s leading organization representing people with hearing loss. HLAA strives to give people the tools they need to live more successfully with hearing loss and to show them they do not have to face it alone.
Hearing loss is permanent, but people with hearing loss can, and do, live rich and fulfilling lives. I want to help make it a little easier for them to do so. It starts right here in our own community with generous people like you, who are willing to step up and support Brody.
We are participating again this year in the Walk4Hearing to help raise awareness and funds to improve the lives of people with hearing loss. The funds our team (The Brody Monsters) raises provide support to others specifically with Usher Syndrome like Brody.
Although hearing loss can’t be cured or reversed, it can be screened for and treated; in some cases, further loss can be prevented! It’s not too late to take care of your hearing health. Still, it’s estimated that on average people who suspect they have hearing loss wait seven years before seeking treatment.Hearing loss can be very isolating and if left untreated, it can have a profound and negative impact on your life.
Can we count on you to support Brody?