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HLAA: This Isn't Your Grandmother's Hearing Loss (Or is it?)

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September 12, 2016

Campaigning for awareness and health: I’m excited to be fundraising for HLAA and to support its mission to open the world of communication  See more
Margaret Wallhagen

THE STORY:

Hearing Loss Association of America wrote -

It's true, hearing assistive technology (HAT) has come a long way since your grandmother used an ear trumpet. New hearing aids and cochlear implants along with HAT and mobile apps now make it possible to listen even in the most challenging environments. Why, then, aren't hearing aids routinely covered by hearing insurance? Why does the stigma associated with hearing loss still exist? Why do people live in denial when it only leads to isolation and stressful relationships?

Hearing loss is invisible. You can't see the isolation and depression. But it's there, and it affects every interaction at home, at work and at play, every conversation, every minute of the day. 

The Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA), founded in 1979, opens the world of communication for people with hearing loss by providing information, education, support and advocacy.

Our primary purpose is to educate ourselves, our families, friends, coworkers, teachers, hearing health care providers, industry, government, and others about hearing loss. We provide information on many aspects of hearing loss, from technological and medical advances to coping and parenting strategies.

HLAA is proud to be the only consumer organization to sponsor the study Hearing Health Care for Adults: Priorities for Improving Access and Affordability conducted by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine (NAS); on June 2, 2016 the NAS issued a report emphasizing that untreated hearing loss is a major public health issue affecting quality of life for 48 million Americans. As the nation’s leading organization for people with hearing loss, HLAA can solve the pervasive problem of untreated hearing loss by addressing the barriers to seeking help:  lack of awareness, denial, stigma and cost. 

Hearing loss affects all ages, not just grandmothers, and even if only one person in your family has hearing loss, it affects the whole family; it is a "family affair." HLAA seeks to empower the person with hearing loss to seek help; to learn about technology to use at home, at work, and at play; to help others with hearing loss; and to live well with hearing loss. 

The HLAA tax identification number is 52-1177011. Donations received during the Revlon LOVE IS ON Challenge, will be used to support programs and services benefitting people with hearing loss and their families.

$10,150

MONEY RAISED
  • Bill Strawbridge

    $100

  • Edward Wallhagen

    $50

  • Margaret Wallhagen

    $10,000

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The Team: $80,704 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Hearing Loss Association of America

Amount Raised

$53,019

 

53% Raised of$100,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Margaret Wallhagen

Amount Raised

$10,150

Fundraiser Title

James Saunders

Amount Raised

$5,000

Fundraiser Title

Nancy Sonnabend

Amount Raised

$3,575

Fundraiser Title

Richard Einhorn

Amount Raised

$2,000

 

100% Raised of$2,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Kelly Tremblay

Amount Raised

$1,250

Fundraiser Title

Mary Clark

Amount Raised

$1,235

Fundraiser Title

Katherine Bouton

Amount Raised

$1,125

Donor Comments

Margaret Wallhagen

Margaret Wallhagen

DONATION: $10,000

4 years ago

Edward Wallhagen

Edward Wallhagen

DONATION: $50

4 years ago

Bill Strawbridge

Bill Strawbridge

DONATION: $100

4 years ago