Media Center and Press Kit
The Hearing Loss Association of America—Washington State (HLAA-WA) is a volunteer-led nonprofit organization affiliated with the Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA) headquartered in Rockvillle, Maryland. Our mission is to help people with hearing loss via peer support, education, improved hearing access, and policy advocacy.
For press inquiries, contact Cheri Perazzoli, HLAA-WA President: firstname.lastname@example.org.
“People with hearing loss aren’t victims. With information, support, technologies, and HLAA headquarters and local chapters standing with us, we advocate for ourselves and others, in ways big and small.”
“My best advice for someone with hearing loss is get your primary physician to write a note stating you need a hearing test. Find an audiologist, preferably not too far from your home. You might just need a few appointments to get programmed…and then let me see your big smile.”
“Through the HOPE meetings, I’ve learned of new captioning programs, how people are using their phones to communicate in medical appointments, ordering a latte, and help with just any time there is a real-life challenge understanding another person. With all our struggles along the way, it’s still the best of times to be HOH, and that’s what we share and get from these wonderful HOPE meetings.”
HLAA-WA Board/Trustee Emeritus
“I wore hearing aids for years without knowing I had a telecoil or what it could do for me. Living with a profound hearing loss, I was severely depressed, isolated, angry, shut in and shut off from the world. Once I learned about the telecoil, it literally transformed my life 100%! A simple switch on my hearing aids, that had been there the whole time, now enabled me communication access to see a play at the Seattle Rep, or sit in on a meeting at Seattle City Hall, or hear a speaker at Town Hall—all venues with installed hearing loops!”
Former HLAA-WA Trustee
HOPE Crew Member
The following photos are available to the press and other organizations for fair use. We also have other photos available. Please contact us with requests for additional photos or sizes: email@example.com.
Communication Access Signs
Venues are required to post signs that show where assistive listening systems are installed. Signs are incredibly helpful for people with hearing loss.
- “Ending the Isolation of Hearing Loss”
April 23, 2021
- “Stay in the Loop; Hear It All”
Town Hall Seattle
May 24, 2018
- “Cheri Perazzoli Wins Award for Hearing Loss Advocacy”
December 21, 2017
- “Get into the Seattle Hearing Loop”
September 11, 2017
- “Why the Gap in Hearing Loops and Access Options?”
The Hearing Journal