STEP UP for People with Hearing Loss!
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, professionals, corporations, and everyone in between – form teams and walk in their communities to increase public awareness about hearing loss 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.
Register for the Walk4Hearing at: walk4hearing.org
Announcing Our Honorary Walk4Hearing Chair
“Step forward and take action to manage your hearing loss! CaptionCall encourages everyone to get involved in the Walk4Hearing. It is a great way to come together and raise funds for this organization that does so many good things.”
– Bruce Peterson, Vice President of Marketing for CaptionCall
2019 Walk4Hearing Locations
- Milwaukee, Wisconsin – May 11
- Westchester/Rockland, New York – May 11
- Milford, Michigan – May 18
- Salt Lake City, Utah – May 18 NEW!
- Long Beach, California – June 8
- Littleton, Colorado – June 9
- New Britain, Connecticut – June 9
- Nashville, Tennessee – June 15 NEW!
- New York City, New York – September 22
- Cary, North Carolina – October 13
- West Windsor, New Jersey – October 13
- Philadelphia, Pennsylvania – October 20
- Brighton, Massachusetts – October 27
- Louisville, Kentucky – Nov. 2
- Buffalo, New York – TBD
- Chicago, Illinois – TBD
- Houston, Texas – TBD
- Mesa, Arizona – TBD
- San Diego, California – TBD
- Washington, DC – TBD
How Are Funds Used?
Since its inception in 2006, more than 100,000 walkers have stepped up at 245 Walk events, raising more than $14 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
- Provide timely and reliable information about hearing loss through HLAA’s website, Hearing Life magazine, Hearing Life e-News, and the HLAA Convention
- Advocacy at the national level to affect legislation that impacts people with hearing loss, whether it’s funding for hearing aids, cochlear implants, communication access in public places or other important issues
- A nationwide network of chapters and state organizations providing peer support
- Support for parents of children with hearing loss
- Outreach to veterans returning with hearing loss
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
So join the thousands AND fun to make your community a better place for people with hearing loss!