BETHESDA, Md.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sep 12, 2018--The Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA) invites you to join us for the 2018 New England Walk4Hearing on October 28 at the Artesani Park in Brighton, MA. The New England Walk4Hearing brings together people with hearing loss, their families and friends to raise awareness and support others in the local community. Participating in the Walk gives you a chance to engage with people like yourself, share stories, and make new friends.

The theme for this year’s Walk4Hearing is the importance of getting your hearing screened. People with hearing loss face an increased risk of falls, isolation, anxiety, depression, and possibly even cognitive decline. Let us know that you are taking charge of your hearing health by using #screenURhearing on Twitter and other social media posts.

The HLAA Walk4Hearing has raised more than $13 million and welcomed more than 90,000 walkers in cities across the country since its inception in 2006. Funds raised support national and local programs for people with hearing loss.

This year’s New England Walk4Hearing honorary business chair is Paula Cobb, executive vice president at Decibel Therapeutics, who remarked that, "There is nothing more powerful than when a community comes together to work on a shared mission. Decibel Therapeutics is proud to support HLAA’s mission of opening the world of communication to people with hearing loss, and we are grateful to be part of this community. Together, there is nothing we can’t accomplish."

Both national and local sponsors are integral to the success of the Walk4Hearing. Their involvement typically consists of much more than financial support. Many companies form their own teams who take part in the Walk and also have volunteers to assist with many Walk logistics. This year, we are pleased to welcome CaptionCall as a new national sponsor at the Capital level. With CaptionCall’s generous support we can now reach even more people to help them on their hearing loss journey.

HLAA would like to recognize and thank all our 2018 Walk4Hearing sponsors:

National Sponsors

Capital CaptionCall

Premier CapTel Captioned Telephone

Platinum MED-EL

Silver Advanced Bionics Cochlear Americas Hamilton CapTel

Local Platinum Sponsor Decibel Therapeutics

About the 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, support and advocacy. Call 301.657.2248 or visit hearingloss.org for more information.

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CONTACT: Hearing Loss Association of America

Ann Rancourt

National Walk4Hearing Manager

arancourt@hearingloss.org

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SOURCE: Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA)

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