Syracuse, NY (October 14, 2013) Ė This Veteran’s Day, the HearStrong Foundation will honor an individual who has the strength to not only serve his or her country, but to take control of their health, as well.
The HearStrong Foundation is currently accepting public nominations to celebrate a veteran who has overcome hearing loss to experience their lives fully. This individual will be named a HearStrong Champion during a special ceremony in their community on Veteran’s Day, November, 11th.
Currently, 60% of veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan experience hearing loss.
“The men and women who serve our country are undeniably brave, but that strength is shown in many ways,” said Ed Keller, president and founder of the HearStrong Foundation. “One of which is making the decision to address their hearing loss. By doing so, they are choosing to reconnect to the things and people they love; the very things they protected.
As the cornerstone of the foundation, HearStrong Champions are the men, women and children who acknowledged their hearing loss, sought solutions, experience their lives in the fullest and inspire others with hearing loss to take control of their hearing health.†
To nominate a veteran in your community, click here.
Roughly 36 million Americans experience the need for hearing improvement—and that number is on the rise. Recent studies have shown that one in five teenagers is losing their hearing ability. However, due to lack of education and negative connotations, only a fraction of those with hearing loss seek treatment.
With the help of its HearStrong Champions, the HearStrong Foundation can change that view once and for all.
The HearStrong Foundation strives to recognize the accomplishments of those who have overcome hearing loss and live their lives to the fullest. Headquartered in Syracuse, NY, the foundation is a world-wide advocate for hearing loss awareness, education and support. For more information about the foundation, or to nominate a HearStrong Champion, please contact:
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