Honoring HLAA’s Finest!

HLAA congratulates our 2022 Award Recipients, who were recognized on Friday, June 24, 2022 at the HLAA 2022 Convention in Tampa.

HLAA 2022 Convention
Awards Ceremony and Reception
JW Marriott Tampa Water Street
Ybor Ballroom

Friday, June 24, 2022
5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Sponsored by

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National Awards

Alice Marie Stone Family Involvement
Emma Schaefer, Wisconsin
Community Service
Elaine McCaffrey, Esq., Illinois
Get in the Hearing Loop
Ginevra Ralph, Oregon
Hearing Assistive Technology
Richard McKinley, Michigan
Google, California
Lifetime Achievement
Joseph C. Duarte, Virginia
National Access
Karen Peltz Strauss, Esq., District of Columbia
Outstanding Employer of the Year
DTE Energy, Michigan
Rocky Stone Humanitarian
Deanna P. Baker, RMR, FAPR, Arizona
Spirit of HLAA
Barry Forst, Arizona
Walter T. Ridder
(presented at General Session
Thursday, June 23)
American Girl, Wisconsin

Chapter and State Awards

Chapter on a Mission
HLAA Whatcom County Chapter, Washington
Up and Coming Chapter
HLAA Indianapolis Chapter, Indiana

Virtual Ambassador Award

HLAA Virtual Meetings
Holly Cohen, New York
Shari Eberts, New York
Roxana Rotundo, Florida
HLAA California State Association
Chapter Support
Toni Barrient, California
Alan Katsura, California
Ann Thomas, California
HLAA Florida State Association

Previous Award Recipients

Please consider your nomination for next year’s Awards Ceremony in 2023 in New Orleans. Nominations will open in the fall of 2022.

We will notify selected nominees and nominators by email in February 2023. For nominees not selected, nominators only will be notified. If there are questions about the submission process, please email awards@hearingloss.org.

See photos of our HLAA2019 Award Recipients in our Convention Archives!


The awards we present at the HLAA 2022 Convention will recognize the highest caliber of leadership, a commitment and dedication to people with hearing loss, and love of HLAA.