Eden Prairie, Minn. — September 19, 2011 — Williams Sound, a global designer and manufacturer of wireless listening technology located in Eden Prairie, Minn., is pleased to announce its sponsorship of the 2011 Walk4Hearing in Minneapolis. This 5K walk will take place on Saturday, October 1, 2011, at Lake Calhoun in Minneapolis.
The Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA) launched the Walk4Hearing in 2006, a nationwide walk in six cities to increase awareness among the general public about hearing loss. Their ongoing goals: to have hearing loss recognized as a health issue; minimize the stigma associated with wearing hearing aids, cochlear implants, and assistive technology; raise funds to expand services and programs for people with hearing loss and their families; and empower the HLAA state organizations and chapters to do more local outreach.
Paul Ingebrigtsen, President and CEO of Williams Sound says, “Williams Sound is very proud to be a sponsor of HLAA’s 2011 Walk4Hearing, the first of its kind in Minneapolis. The Hearing Loss Association of America is a powerful voice for the millions of Americans who have hearing loss, and Williams Sound is especially honored to support such a worthwhile event right here in our own community.”
2011 Walk4Hearing Information
To find out how you can participate in the walk or sponsor a walker, please go to www.hearingloss.org. Read inspiring stories from previous walkers and view a complete update of walk sites and dates.
About the Hearing Loss Association of America
The Hearing Loss Association of America (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.