News Release: Embracing Hearing Loss and Thriving

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 News Release June 5, 2015 For Immediate Release


Embracing Hearing Loss and Thriving

Film Release on Friday, June 26, 2015 (Captioned in English)

Poulsbo, WA June 5, 2015 – Kimberly M. Parker, playwright, actress, and speaker, nurtures a goal to shed light on the silent epidemic of hearing loss that affects 1 in 5 Americans. Kimberly’s story of moving from near deafness to sound was performed at Seattle’s Town Hall and the official release of the film on DVD is coming on June 26, 2015. The film is captioned in English. Lost in Sound is a story that brings new awareness to the invisible condition that is hearing loss, while offering education, empowerment, and hope. Lost in Sound: A One Woman Play, is a solo show written by the actress. It is based on her personal experiences growing up with undetected, progressive hearing loss which led to deafness. Later, after receiving a cochlear implant and learning how to hear electronically, her life of frustration and isolation transformed to one of joy and inclusion. The one-act play is full of humor, loss, challenges, determination, and hope. Parker is a playwright, speaker, board member of HLAA Washington, and a graduate of the Peer Mentoring program at Gallaudet University, Washington, D.C.’s well-known school for the deaf and hard of hearing. Her play incorporates research and facts gleaned from this two-year program which focused on mentoring to those with hearing loss. In addition to being entertaining, it contains insights beneficial for anyone facing similar challenges, as well as for their family and friends. Of her play, Parker says, “Lost in Sound is a story that brings new awareness to the invisible condition that is hearing loss, while offering hope. It is a mix of narrative, monologues, and vignettes, interwoven with original musical solos. Often times funny, other times sad, it is informative, thought provoking and inspirational. It is a story that was ‘begging’ to be told…a story that you will be thinking about and talking about long after the show is over.”

The 80 minute film on DVD will be released on June 26, 2015, on the Lost in Sound website

The film is captioned in English and includes extra promos, videos and interviews from the show.

For more information contact: Marie Lynch – 360-620-9866 – [email protected]

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