The Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA)—an organization dedicated to educating, advocating, and supporting individuals with hearing loss—is thrilled to announce its 20 Walk4Hearing events across the nation this year, including two new locations in Buffalo, NY and Louisville, KY. The HLAA Walk4Hearing has reportedly raised more than $12 million and welcomed nearly 80,000 walkers since 2006, making it the nation’s largest and fastest-growing hearing loss fundraising and public awareness walk in the country. Registration is easy (and free) at

Funds raised support programs and services for people with hearing loss such as financial assistance for hearing aids and hearing assistive technologies, live captioning, and advocacy efforts on federal and state levels.

Join us in stepping up for hearing loss by accomplishing one of the following:

  1. Participate in a Walk4Hearing event and join the #HearingLossChallenge while walking to make a difference! Ear plugs provided by Cochlear Americas will be available at the walks so that you too can experience hearing loss for a day.
  2. Support the Over-the-Counter Hearing Aid Act of 2017, [S.670 or H.R.1652]. Tweet showing support using #HLAA4OTC.
  3. Advocate on your own behalf. Use a list of suggestions to help you get started or share this Communications Tip Card with family, friends, and co-workers. Tweet about your experience using #CommAccess!

Thank you to the following 2017 Walk4Hearing National Sponsors for their support:

Premier Sponsor – CapTel Captioned Telephone
Platinum Sponsor – MED-EL
Diamond Sponsor – ClearCaptions
Silver Sponsors – Advanced Bionics, Cochlear Americas, Hamilton CapTel, hi HealthInnovations, Regal Entertainment Group

Source: HLAA