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May 18 Walk4Hearing to Raise Awareness, Funds for Those with Hearing Loss

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SALT LAKE CITY, May 01, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA) invites the community to join the Salt Lake City Walk4Hearing, one of 20 Walks nationwide, on Sat., May 18, at Thanksgiving Point’s Electric Park, located in Lehi, Utah. Registration will begin at 11 a.m., with the Walk starting at noon. Participants will enjoy entertainment, children’s activities, food trucks, a dunk tank and receive resources for hearing loss, including a free hearing screening. Funds raised will be used for programs and services, both locally and nationally, for those affected by hearing loss.

Currently, 48 million Americans report some degree of hearing loss. The month of May is designated as Better Hearing and Speech Month, which provides a time for renewed focus on hearing health, hearing loss prevention and awareness about hearing loss and its impact.

CaptionCall, the leading provider of captioned telephone service, is proud to be the Capital Sponsor of the Walk4Hearing. Notes Bruce Peterson, CaptionCall vice president of government and community relations and the honorary Walk4Hearing chair: “Thousands of people – young and old – participate in the Walks to bring awareness to hearing health and to support HLAA’s mission to help us all live better with hearing loss.”

Barbara Kelley, executive director of HLAA, says, “The Walks afford people with hearing loss the opportunity to form new friendships and share experiences. The energy is invigorating!”

For more information about the Walk4Hearing or to register a team, visit walk4hearing.org. To become involved with this year’s Walk in Salt Lake City, send an email to Ann Rancourt, HLAA Walk4Hearing manager, at arancourt@hearingloss.org or to Heide Kraus, CaptionCall events manager, at walk4hearing@captioncall.com.

To schedule press interviews before or on May 18, contact Ann Bardsley at 801-287-9897 or send an email to abardsley@sorenson.com.

About CaptionCall
CaptionCall (https://captioncall.com/) is a revolutionary telephone and service for anyone who needs captions to use the phone. CaptionCall’s relay service uses live captioning agents and advanced voice recognition technology to quickly generate captions. CaptionCall users simply dial and answer calls and speak and listen using a phone handset or speaker phone, while simultaneously reading captions of what their callers say on a large, easy-to-read screen. Combined with the no cost, FCC-administered service and friendly customer support, CaptionCall enables people with hearing loss to get more from their phone conversations—and from life.

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. HLAA holds annual conventions (June 2019 in Rochester, NY) produces Walk4Hearing events in cities throughout the country, publishes the bimonthly magazine, Hearing Life,advocates for the rights of people with hearing loss, and has an extensive network of chapters and state organizations. The HLAA national headquarters is located at 7910 Woodmont Avenue, Suite 1200, Bethesda, MD 20814. Phone 301.657.2248 or visit hearingloss.org.

Press Contact:
Ann Bardsley
Public Relations Director

A photo accompanying this announcement is available at http://www.globenewswire.com/NewsRoom/AttachmentNg/b5b8da74-bef1-465b-b12e-6f5e9302e5ab

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