Posted by: hlacentralma | April 10, 2013

Jacob’s Ride for Hearing

Meet the Amazing Jacob Landis
photo of Jacob on bikeBETHESDA, MD: The Hearing Loss Association of America is delighted to introduce you to Jacob Landis, a 24-year old from Annapolis, Maryland, who began losing his hearing as a young boy, and who received a cochlear implant at age ten. Jacob has a dream – to ride his bike to all 30 Major League Baseball stadiums with the goal of raising $1 million for people with hearing loss who could benefit from a cochlear implant or other hearing device, but can’t afford one. HLAA Executive Director, Brenda Battat, commented, “Jacob is an inspiration to all of us and expands horizons especially for young people with hearing loss. HLAA is proud to help make his ride a tremendous success.”

Jacob’s Ride will begin at Whole Foods Annapolis (Jacob’s employer) with an official send-off by friends and family and then he’ll head to Nationals Park in Washington, DC, the first stop on his 10,500 mile ride. Friends, family and supporters will accompany Jacob at the 7:05 p.m. game against the Miami Marlins on April 3. From there, he cycles to Camden Yards in Baltimore for the Orioles game on April 6, then to Citizens Bank Park for the Philadelphia Phillies game on April 9. Visit Jacob’s Ride to see when he will be at a stadium near you, donate to the cause, organize a ride with Jacob, and more.

Proceeds from Jacob’s Ride will benefit the following organizations:

  • The Gift of Hearing Foundation
  • Hearing Loss Association of America
  • Johns Hopkins Medicine: Department of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery
  • Mayo Clinic
  • J.W. Pickle Foundation

We look forward to welcoming Jacob to Convention 2013 in Portland, Oregon, where he will address attendees at the Opening Session on Thursday, June 27. Following the Opening Session, Jacob will join other young adults with hearing loss at a 100 Portland social event.

Look for updates about Jacob’s Ride on and

See the following flyers for the first three games on Jacob’s Ride:

About Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA)
The Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA), founded in 1979, opens the world of communication to people with hearing loss through information, education, advocacy, and support. HLAA publishes the bimonthlyHearing Loss Magazine, holds annual conventions (HLAA Convention 2013 is in Portland, Oregon, June 27-30), produces the national Walk4Hearing®, and advocates for the rights of people with hearing loss. HLAA has an extensive network of chapters and state organizations. The national headquarters is located at 7910 Woodmont Avenue, Suite 1200, Bethesda, MD 20814. Phone: 301.657.2248 or visit


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