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Thursday, September 03, 2015

2nd Annual Hike 4 Better Hearing - Making A Difference With AmpliVox

The Fisher Foundation held its 2nd Annual Hike 4 Better Hearing walk on August 29 2015, where AmpliVox had donated a S602R Megaphone to help the announcers address the crowd. The 5K walk helps to further the public’s awareness of the importance and benefits of hearing better.

The first Hike 4 Better Hearing walk last September raised $15,000 and enabled 6 people and their extended families to be reunited once again. In addition, they brought hearing health awareness to dozens of communities, facilities, and health care professionals. They want to help 12 families this year and continue to raise hearing health awareness in communities.

The Fisher Foundation for Hearing Health Care is a not-for-profit organization whose mission is to enhance the quality of life through better hearing.

Dr. Ronna Fisher, Au.D., founded Hearing Health Center in 1984 because of her personal experience with her father who had significant hearing problems. It affected his life and the lives of his spouse, children, friends and co-workers.

Dr. Fisher established The Fisher Foundation for Hearing Health Care in 2008 to provide hearing health care to those who cannot afford treatment.

Since then, the Fisher Foundation has been providing hearing aids, as well as our professional time and services to patients, conducting community seminars to promote hearing awareness, and donating ear protection to our troops.

They provide educational seminars, counseling, and research in Chicago and the surrounding suburbs in order to raise public awareness of the acute importance of protection, detection, and treatment of hearing disorders to creating overall good health.

They are a resource that others may turn to for assistance when they have no other access or funding for hearing health care.

Research has proven that the ability to hear directly affects physical, emotional, social and cognitive well being. Unfortunately, people are often unaware of the devastating consequences of untreated hearing problems. Therefore, it is essential to raise awareness about the importance of regular hearing checkups. Like cholesterol, blood pressure and colonoscopies, early detection and treatment are critical and can be lifesaving.

AmpliVox will continue to support The Fisher Foundation and their efforts.

For more information and pictures from the Hike 4 Better Hearing please visit: