We Ran for the #1in5 Young People
Who Live with Hearing Loss Globally
8th of March, 2020
1 in 5 teenagers have a disabling hearing loss, and the World Health Organisation predicts that this number will double over the next 30 years. Kiwi kids don't know they're losing their hearing. That is why we need to act now.
One of the main causes for this increase is ongoing exposure to noise - listening to music for too long and too loudly. Noise-induced hearing loss can affect you at any age and is irreversible. Sadly, so many young New Zealanders are not aware of the damage they are doing, until it is too late.
We completed the 8.4 km run in the beautiful morning sunshine on the 8th of March, 2020. The event was a big success, thanks to our incredible supporters. Thank you!