Walk4Hearing Charity 5K to Encourage Regular Hearing Screenings

Photo from Walk4Hearing

The Hearing Loss Association of America is scheduled to host its annual Walk4Hearing 5K walk fundraiser event in Long Beach on Saturday, June 9.

The event will feature a mobile unit provided by CVS Hearing Aid Centers that will offer free hearing screenings to all attendees.

“This year’s theme was selected as ‘Get Your Hearing Checked!’ since anyone can experience hearing loss without being aware of it,” stated Marla Peoples, Long Beach Walk4Hearing chair, who wears bilateral cochlear implants. “Treating a hearing loss immediately after detection is critical, because it can progress and impact your overall health in negative ways.”

The event is free to attend and includes entertainment, children’s activities, snacks and prize drawing opportunities. Registration begins at 9:00AM and the 5K walk starts at 10:00AM.

Organizers hope to raise awareness about hearing loss and raise funds for local and national programs. It is estimated that 48 million Americans have some level of hearing loss.

“An important part of preventive healthcare, regular hearing screenings can help determine if there is a possible hearing loss, even a mild, gradual, otherwise unnoticeable decline,” according to the event release. “On average, someone diagnosed with hearing loss waits seven to 10 years from the time they learn of hearing loss to getting help—a number that HLAA is focused on reducing by increasing awareness through the Walk4Hearing.”

For more information about Walk4Hearing, visit the website here.

Long Beach Marina Green is located at 386 East Shoreline Drive (between Shoreline Village Drive and Linden Avenue).

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