I Run for the BUZZ! Marine Corp Marathon October 27, 2013 Running for a cure for hearing loss & tinnitus Click here to make a donation.
Sixteen years ago, I joined a group of 50 million people in this country, and it wasn't by choice. In June of 1997, my left ear stopped working and the buzzing and ringing started. Not only had I gone 50% deaf, but I also acquired vertigo, balance issues and other negative consequences associated with hearing loss that many people rarely discuss. By 2007, running, classical music, and sleeping had become my only reprieve. I figured that I was never going to recover and was deeply depressed. Then a good dose of optimism kicked in and I decided to run a marathon. It was around mile 17 of the Philadelphia Marathon when an idea came to me. I felt invincible!! My lungs were working better than ever. I picked up my pace and began passing people, men and women alike. The best part is I barely noticed any ringing or buzzing!!! I thought, “I have never felt better in my life. THIS is the runners high. I Run for the Buzz.” LOL!!!
On October 27, 2013, I will once again “RUN for the BUZZ,” in the Marine Corp Marathon and this time, Hearing Health Foundation is supporting me in this effort. Their Hearing Restoration Project (HRP) is close to finding a biological cure for hearing loss but funding for research is needed.
Please make a donation to help me reach my goal!! $2,000 to fund a cure for hearing loss! Click here to make a donation.
Tinnitus is a growing problem for America's military personnel. With the ubiquity of personal music devices, our youth is also at an increased risk for tinnitus and hearing loss. These conditions threaten their futures with potential long-term sleep disruption, changes in cognitive ability, stress in relationships and employ-ability challenges. As of now, there is no cure for tinnitus. Hearing Health Foundation is working to change that...
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