Left: The Williams Sound Walk4Hearing team gathers for a pre-walk photo. Right: HLAA National Chair Brenda Battat and Williams Sound President and CEO Paul Ingebrigtsen.
Eden Prairie, Minn. — Williams Sound, a global designer and manufacturer of wireless listening technology located in Eden Prairie, Minn., was pleased to sponsor and participate in the Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA) 2011 Walk4Hearing on Saturday, October 1, 2011, at Lake Calhoun in Minneapolis.
Paul Ingebrigtsen, President and CEO of Williams Sound says, “Williams Sound was pleased to sponsor the first Walk4Hearing in the Twin Cities to help raise awareness about hearing loss, as well as to support the HLAA in their educational efforts. It was a great opportunity for our company and our employees to show their support for our customers. And it was a perfect day for a 5K — a crisp and clear fall morning in Minnesota. We urge everyone to join in the fun next year!”
HLAA launched the Walk4Hearing in 2006, a nationwide walk in several cities to increase awareness among the general public about hearing loss. Their ongoing goals: to have hearing loss recognized as a health issue; to minimize the stigma associated with wearing hearing aids, cochlear implants, and assistive technology; to raise funds to expand services and programs for people with hearing loss and their families; and to empower the HLAA state organizations and chapters to do more local outreach.
HLAA was founded in 1979 by Rocky Stone as Self Help for Hard of Hearing People. The mission of HLAA is to open the world of communication to people with hearing loss through information, education, advocacy and support. HLAA publishes the bimonthly Hearing Loss Magazine, holds annual conventions, hosts the Walk4Hearing, educates via online learning through the Hearing Loss Academy, and more. HLAA has 200 chapters and 14 state organizations. Information can be found at www.hearingloss.org. The national headquarters is located at 7910 Woodmont Avenue, Suite 1200, Bethesda, MD 20814. Phone: 301.657.2248 (Voice and TTY)
Williams Sound is a global designer and manufacturer of wireless listening technology, serving personal and professional listening needs worldwide for more than 35 years. Williams Sound products for consumers include the Pocketalker® Personal Amplifier, Motiva® Personal FM, TV Talker™ Infrared and FM Listening Systems, and Teletalker™ Amplified Telephone. Williams Sound products for such commercial markets as hearing assistance, language interpretation, tour, corporate, education, government and house of worship include the Digi-Wave™ Digital Communication Systems, Personal PA® FM Listening Systems, Portable Hearing Assistance Tour Guide Systems, SoundPlus® Infrared Systems and Hearing Helper® FM Listening Systems.