Walk4Hearing is the Essence of Community
The Washington DC Walk4Hearing will be held at The National Harbor, a tourist and local attraction for all ages, Saturday, October 16.
- Connections are made through hearing and when hearing breaks down, so do relationships with others. At a Walk4Hearing, no one is alone with his or her hearing loss.
- Hearing health is so important to staying active and engaged.
- Get your hearing screened today, or encourage someone you love to do so.
- Donate today to Walk4Hearing and/or come to the National Harbor on October 16 and join the fun.
Why Walk, Why Donate?
Hearing loss disrupts lives. It affects one's ability to communicate every day in different situations -- from chatting in a noisy restaurant, on the phone, at work, to not hearing the TV, alarm clock and smoke alarm. Without the right information and support, these situations can be obstacles to a healthy and engaged lifestyle. HLAA provides the assistance and resources for people to tend to their hearing health. (And we advocate for policy, regulation and legislation.)
HLAA is on a mission to reach millions of people and tell the story about good hearing health. Even a mild hearing loss can affect well being. There are things you can do to protect the hearing you have, get tested and get treatment.
The Walk4Hearing increases awareness about hearing health while bringing together families to learn from one another. In its 16th year, the Walk4Hearing is the largest walk for hearing health taking place in cities across the United States.
For more information about HLAA, please visit www.hearingloss.org. Barbara Kelley is executive director of the Hearing Loss Association of America. Follow her on Twitter @BKelley_HLAA.