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STEP UP for People with Hearing Loss!

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The Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA) Walk4Hearing is the largest walk for hearing loss awareness in the country. Every spring and fall thousands of walkers - children and their families, young adults, young at heart, and everyone in between - form teams and walk in their communities to increase public awareness about hearing loss, help eradicate the stigma associated with it and raise funds for programs and services. HLAA depends on generous volunteers to raise funds, generate enthusiasm and awareness at each of the Walk4Hearing sites. To learn more, view the Walk4Hearing movie.

Register for the Walk4Hearing at: www.walk4hearing.org

2015 Walk4Hearing Locations

Spring Locations

  • Rochester, New York – May 3
  • Dayton/Cincinnati, Ohio – May 9
  • Chattanooga, Tennessee – May 9
  • Milford, Michigan – May 16
  • Westchester/Rockland, New York – May 16
  • Milwaukee, Wisconsin – May 30
  • Long Beach, California – June 6
  • Littleton, Colorado – June 7
  • Hartford, Connecticut - June 13

Fall Locations

  • Minneapolis, Minnesota – September 26
  • St. Louis, Missouri – September 26
  • Chicago, Illinois – September 27
  • New York City, New York – September 27
  • Houston, Texas – October 10
  • Philadelphia, Pennsylvania – October 18
  • Cary, North Carolina – October 18
  • West Windsor, New Jersey – October 18
  • Washington, D.C. – October 24
  • Brighton, Massachusetts – October 25
  • San Diego, California – October 25
  • Jacksonville, Florida – November 7
Walk4Hearing group photo Walk4Hearing team photo

Since its inception in 2006, more than 58,000 walkers have stepped up, raising more than $9 million. Money raised from the Walk4Hearing is shared between the local Walk sites and the HLAA national organization. Examples of how funds are used include:

National Programs and Services

Local Programs and Services

  • Captioning and hearing assistive technology at HLAA chapter meetings to make them accessible
  • Scholarships toward college tuition for students with hearing loss
  • Funding for hearing aids and devices for people who cannot afford them
  • Installation of hearing assistive technology in public places, such as community rooms and public libraries
  • Captioning of live theater productions
  • Seminars on coping with hearing loss for families

Walk4Hearing dad and son photo

The Walk4Hearing is an annual and national event taking place in multiple cities across the nation. So join the thousands AND fun to make your community a better place for people with hearing loss!

Is there no Walk4Hearing event in your area? Interested in starting a Walk4Hearing? Please contact Ronnie Adler, director of the Walk4Hearing.