Cochlear is donating funding to support and promote CELEBRATE SOUND Don’t Walk in Silence events around the United States. According to the company, they are also the first national sponsor for CELEBRATE SOUND, a national fundraising awareness program created by Hearing Charities of America (HCOA), a nonprofit organization that supports those who are deaf or hard of hearing with information, education, hearing health services, and assistive devices.

Hearing loss affects about 48 million people in the United States according to the Hearing Loss Association of America. CELEBRATE SOUND events help create the necessary funds and awareness needed to confront and address this pressing and preventable health issue.

Each event is unique, but the ultimate goal is the same: raising money and awareness for hearing health. Half of the proceeds benefit communities or local charities. The other half provides national scholarships, grants, and support for hearing health programs. These events are designed to unite and bring communities together by focusing on hearing health.

“The work of Hearing Charities of America speaks directly to our mission to help people hear and be heard,” said Patricia Trautwein, vice-president of marketing, Cochlear Americas, in a press release. “We are proud to partner with them as we further our mutual goal of providing assistance and resources to all those with hearing loss.”

With Cochlear’s support, HCOA hopes to change even more lives by assisting organizations and communities with CELEBRATE SOUND events.

Source: Cochlear America