The Hearing Loss Association of America’s Walk4Hearing Continues to Raise Awareness about Hearing Loss Across the Country

  The Hearing Loss Association of America’s Walk4Hearing Continues to Raise
  Awareness about Hearing Loss Across the Country

Business Wire

BETHESDA, Md. -- May 02, 2013

Thousands are ready to take part in the Hearing Loss Association of America
8th annual Walk4Hearing kicking off this Sunday, May 5, in Rochester, New
York. Throughout the year, 22 Walks will take place across the nation and will
include pre-Walk refreshments, Walker awards and family-friendly
entertainment. To register online, visit www.walk4hearing.org.

To further its goal of creating awareness about hearing loss, and to directly
affect the communities where the Walks take place, HLAA has teamed up with
Alliance groups at each Walk. This unique collaboration with nonprofit,
hearing-related organizations such as schools, hospitals, and hearing health
care-related entities, provides them the opportunity to raise money and have
the benefit of retaining a portion of the total amount raised by their teams
for programs in their own community. The success of this program is evident in
its growth from 16 Alliance groups in 2008 to 135 in 2012.

Walk4Hearing would like to thank the following 2013Walk4Hearing National
Sponsors for their support of this year’s Walks:

Presenting Sponsors: CapTel Captioned Telephone, hi HealthInnovations, MED-EL
Platinum Sponsor: T-Mobile USA
Diamond Sponsor: IntriCon
Gold Sponsors: Advanced Bionics, CaptionCall, Cochlear Americas, Wells Fargo

Since its inception in 2006, the Walk4Hearing has raised more than $6 million
and has welcomed 35,000 walkers, making it the nation's largest and
fastest-growing hearing loss fundraising and public awareness walk in the
country. In addition to raising awareness, Walk4Hearing raises funds that are
used in local communities – to support communication access with CART, to
provide scholarships for people with hearing loss to attend HLAA’s Convention,
to support student scholarships for college, to enhance outreach efforts to
underserved communities, and to remove the stigma associated with hearing
loss. Learn more about HLAA’s Walk4Hearing at www.walk4hearing.org or connect
with us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/walk4hearing.

About Hearing Loss Association of America

The Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA), founded in 1979, opens the
world of communication to people with hearing loss through information,
education, advocacy and support. In addition to the Walk4Hearing program, HLAA
publishes the bimonthly Hearing Loss Magazine, holds annual conventions
(Convention 2013 is June 27-30 in Portland, OR), advocates for the rights of
people with hearing loss, and has an extensive network of chapters and state
organizations across the country. The national headquarters is located at 7910
Woodmont Avenue, Suite 1200, Bethesda, MD 20814. Phone: 301.657.2248 or visit
www.hearingloss.org.

Contact:

Hearing Loss Association of America
Ronnie Adler, Director, Walk4Hearing
301-657-2248
radler@hearingloss.org