We had a great meeting on Saturday the 8th of March. We talked about self-help books and then second half was about hearing loss books in particular. Helen reviewed “A Quiet World” by David Meyers.
Kathy reviewed “Odyssey of Hearing Loss: Tales of Triumph” by Michael Harvey.
I reviewed “Missing Words: The Family Handbook on Adult Hearing Loss” by Kay Thomsett and Eve Nickerson.
Perhaps the best part was us sharing why our chosen book meant so much to us. Those are best part of our HLAA meetings.
Helen provided us with a long list of books, fiction & nonfiction, that center around hearing loss and deafness. Robin gave us a list of books about hearing loss available at the Sanderson Center for us to check out. Yes, the Sanderson Center has a great library of books for us to check out when we want. Take a look someday.
Utah-CAN members filled us in about captioned plays coming to Utah. Keep your eye on their website for place and time.
April 5th The Blueman Group
April 25th Warhorse
May 31st Memphis
July 26th Wicked
Loop Utah updated all their recent activities which included attending the Utah Speech-Language and Hearing Association’s conference in Park City a few weeks ago. There was a counter loop at the booth through which they played a sound clip showing people the difference between hearing in a church with hearing aids only and then hearing with a provided loop. A lot of people ‘got it.’ Dr. Anne Lobdell gave a presentation for the audiologists about hearing loops, the ADA requirements and then a panel of 5 hearing aid users talked about their experiences with the loop which was well received.
Near the end of our meeting we decided not to meet on our regular Saturday in May which would have been the 17th. National HLAA is sending their Loop advocate, Juliette Sterkens to us on May 3rd to talk about looping Utah and how we can work on having more hearing-friendly places in Salt Lake to attend. Loop Utah is heading this up in the looped room, classroom B/C. A light lunch will be served and there will be a raffle as a fundraiser. Stay tuned for more information.
Thanks to those who attended the meeting. It was great seeing everyone!