Let’s Loop Seattle is a public education and access advocacy campaign we’ve talked about in the past here on our blog. It was launched by the Hearing Loss Association of Washington, in cooperation with the national “Get in the Hearing Loop” campaign, launched by the American Academy of Audiology and the Hearing Loss Association of America. The “Let’s Loop Seattle” campaign builds knowledge about hearing loops, provides information, resources and support to users, and most importantly, strives to bring hearing loop technology to the PNW region!
While hearing loops have been widely used in England and Northern Europe, they are less common in the U.S., however many local organizations are getting behind the system and are installing loop systems in their facilities. Examples of places that have been looped in Washington include many churches, Virginia Mason Hospital’s Volney Auditorium, Green River Community College, Grays Harbor Community Hospital, Spokane County Commissioner’s Boardroom and Wesley Terrance Retirement Center in Des Moines.
Founder of the “Let’s Loop Seattle” campaign Cheri Perazzoli will present this Saturday, May 12th at HLA-Bellevue’s monthly meeting on the status of the awareness campaign.