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Catching Up With Katherine Pawlowski
By Cindy Dyer
We catch up with Katherine Pawlowski to find out what she has been up to since she was named the first Walk4Hearing ambassador in 2014 at the tender age of eight.
A Note From Our Executive Director
By Barbara Kelley
Meet Young Man
Thoughts From Our Board Chair
By Richard Einhorn
Meditation and Mindfulness for Hearing Loss
By Lise Hamlin
The ADA and COVID-19
Growing Up With Hearing Loss
By the Ida Institute
The Ida Institute’s Growing Up with Hearing Loss resource offers guidance and strategies
for children with hearing loss.
Teen Music is Too Loud
By Einav Tsach
Einav, a sophomore at Walter Johnson High School in Bethesda, MD, explores the subject
of teens, loud music, and hearing loss for his school newspaper, The Pitch.
Deaf Characters Step Into the Spotlight
By Sharon Pajka
The portrayal of realistic characters with hearing loss benefits adolescent readers.
Honoring My Mentor with Volley4Sound
By Kelsey Brandin
An avid athlete honors her hearing specialist and mentor by creating Volley4Sound,
an event to raise awareness for people with hearing loss.
Shout It From the Rooftops: Kids Are Losing Their Hearing
By Eliana Rosenzweig
Younger generations are susceptible to noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL), thanks to loud
music and other noise exposures, and lack awareness of measures that can be taken to prevent it.
A Checkmark to Remember
By David Seligman
Simply checking a box about a health issue on a school application changes the author’s life.
New Hope for Global Solutions to Address Hearing Loss
By Paige Stringer
The Global Foundation for Children with Hearing Loss has been involved in work at the
World Health Organization since 2015 to help raise awareness for hearing loss globally.
Averting the Dangers While Reaping the Benefits of COVID-19
By Michael A. Harvey
Psychologist Michael Harvey shares how this pandemic helped a patient improve the
quality of her life in a way that months of psychotherapy hadn’t.
By Walk Staff
2020 Walk4Hearing Locations
Chapters in Action
By Deb Deitz, Carrie Leising, and Anecia Lockhart
Amplifying the Next Generation of HLAA Chapter Leaders