BETHESDA, Md.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sep 7, 2018--Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA):

What: Kentucky Walk4Hearing

When: Saturday, October 13, 2018

Where: Beckley Creek Park, Louisville, KY

The Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA) invites you to join us on October 13 for the 2018 Kentucky Walk4Hearing. Now in its second year, the Kentucky Walk4Hearing brings together people with hearing loss and their families and friends to raise awareness and support others with hearing loss.

The theme for this year’s Walk4Hearing is the importance of getting your hearing screened. Untreated hearing loss affects overall health in negative ways. 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. A hearing screening van will be present at the Kentucky Walk4Hearing provided by Acute Hearing.

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.

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 Gold Sponsors

Heuser Hearing Institute Open Arms Children’s Health/Little Ears Hearing Center

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 (HLAA)

Ronnie Adler

National Walk4Hearing Manager

radler@hearingloss.org

KEYWORD: UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA KENTUCKY MARYLAND

INDUSTRY KEYWORD: SENIORS WOMEN RUNNING HEALTH PHILANTHROPY CHILDREN PARENTING TEENS CONSUMER SPORTS FAMILY FOUNDATION FUND RAISING GENERAL HEALTH MEN MANAGED CARE

SOURCE: Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA)

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