Listen Technologies Corporation announced today that the inaugural Salt Lake City Walk4Hearing exceed its $25,000 goal raising over $31,000 to support the Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA).
The Walk4Hearing is one of HLAA’s programs to support people with hearing loss. It serves to raise awareness about hearing loss, helps to eradicate the stigma associated with it, and raises funds to provide information and support for people with hearing loss. Since 2006, the Walk4Hearing has raised over $2 million and has become the largest series of walks for hearing loss in America.
Every spring and fall thousands of walkers form teams and walk in their communities to raise money for programs and services for people with hearing loss and to increase public awareness. Listen Technologies organized the Listen Trek Team to participate in the walk and raise money in support of the Walk4Hearing.
The Listen Trek Team raised just over $2,700 for the Walk4Hearing through combined efforts of reaching out to family and friends asking for donations and hosting a Carnival fundraiser. Listen is pleased to recognize all the Salt Lake City teams for their fundraising success.
- Sorenson Communications $6,310
- You gotta hear it baby!! – $2,165
- Chelle’s Walkers – $1,175
- Gilda’s Flock – $1,085
- No Naked Ears – $950
- High Fidelity – $825
- All Ears – $760
- Here to Hear – $625
- Robert Ramblers – $530
- Many, many more
“With almost one in ten people having hearing loss, it’s probably safe to say that most of us know someone who is affected by hearing loss in some way,” noted Kim Peterson, Listen Trek Team Captain. “And, with Listen’s commitment to providing solutions that allow people to fully experience events and not miss a single sound, the Walk4Hearing was just a natural fit for our philanthropic efforts. It’s rewarding to know that an event like the Walk4Hearing can make a difference.”
Money raised will be used in communities across the country to fund communication access with CART, to pay for installation of hearing assistive technology in public places, to fund scholarships for college, outreach efforts, and more exciting projects. All programs and services are with a goal of creating awareness, helping people understand hearing loss prevention, and eradicating the stigma associated with hearing loss.
About Hearing Loss Association of America
The Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA) is the nation’s premier consumer membership organization for people with hearing loss. Founded by Howard E. Stone in 1979 as Self Help for Hard of Hearing People, the mission of HLAA is to open the world of communication for people with hearing loss through information, education, advocacy and support.