On October 2nd, I will be walking for my daughter, Jordan, who was born hard of hearing. Jordan failed her newborn hearing screening at the hospital (twice), which started our journey. In her six years, she has had numerous audiology and ENT appointments. She was fitted with her first bone conduction device when she was just 5 months old. I remember it looking huge on her adorable little head. Around 13 months, we finally obtained a second device for her, which allowed her more auditory access and the ability to localize sound. Jordan wakes up every morning asking for her hearing aids. Our family will be walking not only to support her, but to help raise overall awareness and funds for CA Hands & Voices - Southern CA Family Camp. To learn more about CA Hands & Voices, please visit https://www.cahandsandvoices.org/
The 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 Associations, and alliance organizations who help extend HLAA’s mission into local communities.
The Walk4Hearing is about sharing an experience, learning from each other, making memories, and taking the first step toward better hearing health. Participating in the Walk means joining thousands of people across the country and right in our neighborhoods who understand what it’s like to live with hearing loss.
Did you know that one in seven Americans are living with some degree of 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.
It all starts right here in my own community with generous people like you, who are willing to step up and support me.
Can I count on you?