The Charlotte Tinnitus Support Group is holding its first annual Jack Vernon Walk to Silence Tinnitus. An annual event of the American Tinnitus Association, the walk is a 5k (3.1 miles) walk to raise awareness, advocacy, and funds for tinnitus research and support.

Tinnitus is the medical term for hearing noises when there is no source of the noise. The sounds can range from loud to soft, and can be described as a ringing, blowing, hissing, or roaring noise among others. An estimated 50 million people in the U.S. suffer from tinnitus, and an estimated 2-3 million people are completely disabled from the condition. More information can be found on the American Tinnitus Association website.

When: Sunday, June 9th, 2013

Time: 1 p.m.

Where: Freedom Park’s Shelter, near the baseball field

(1900 East Blvd Charlotte, NC 28203)

You can show up to join the walk with the local group at Charlotte’s first event, or register to join a national team by visiting the website, ata.org.

Any donations will benefit ATA research and support efforts.

For more information, contact William Hunt at williamrhunt@att.net, or (704)-576-8638.

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