On Sunday, September 23 at Ridley Creek State Park a Walk4Hearing will be held. Chester County Intermediate Unit has a team that will be walking to honor Adriana Sophia. Adriana Sophia was born with bilateral sensorineural hearing loss. She has been wearing hearing aids since four months old and will continue to wear them for the rest of her life. Adriana will need the continued support of therapists, audiologists and medical staff to ensure she can overcome life’s obstacles. We are asking our family and friends to pledge in support of our lovely daughter. Proceeds will go directly to the support staff helping her along the way. Checks can be made payable to the Hearing Loss of America. Any contribution is welcome.
The Hearing Loss Association of America’s (HLAA) Walk4Hearing is the largest walk of its kind in the country that raises awareness and helps to eradicate the stigma associated with hearing loss. HLAA’s Walk4Hearing is held in multiple cities across the country. Since 2006, over 26,000 walkers have stepped up and helped raise money for programs and services for people with hearing loss and their families. Money raised is shared between the national organization and local Walk sites.
- To make a Tax-Deductible donation or to join Team CCIU and Adriana Sophia, click here.
Walk because hearing loss is a public health issue in the United States.
- 36 million people have some form of hearing loss
- 26 million have noise-induced hear loss that could be prevented
- 2 to 3 out of every 1,000 children are born deaf or with a hearing loss
- 60 percent of the people with hearing loss are either in the work force or in educational settings
Most of us give little thought to our ears until we have a problem hearing. The sounds go into our ears and up to the brain and we hear. Unlike our eyes, our ears never close. Hearing is effortless. Many people don’t know where to find the information and support they need to overcome the communication obstacles that hearing loss creates.
Walk4Hearing … It’s Fun!
You can register to walk as an individual, to start a team, or join a team at a Walk site near you by clicking here. If you would like to donate to someone who is walking, please click here. To find out how you can sponsor a local Walk site or to start a Walk in your city, go to our contact us page and send us your inquiry.
For more information about HLAA, please visit www.hearingloss.org.