An music event catering to the Deaf and Hard of Hearing is happening this Friday, downtown Salt Lake City.
Vibe 3.0 is back and coming again this Friday!
This will be a fun time to come dance with all your friends to some awesome music in many ways! We promise you won’t want to miss this one.
- Where? Sky SLC
- When September 15, 2017
- Time: Doors open at 9:30 Pm
- Cost: $10 before the show date and $15 at the door.
- Find us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/vibemusicevent/
See you there!
Maclain Drake, Owner of Vibe (EDM shows catered for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Communities.
From their website: http://www.vibemusicevents.com/
What is Vibe About?
Vibe is event that is gear around making events that are catered to hearing, hard of hearing and deaf culture under one roof. We focus heavily on heightening all senses, not just one.
Realizing The Issue
There is a Stigma: Deaf and Hearing People can’t go to the same music events
Though it might not be expressed, everyone we have talked to were baffled by the idea of concerts catered to deaf culture. No one throws events for both hearing and deaf culture because we think we express music differently. Though the only difference between the two is one doesn’t have one sense of the 5, nothing else changes.
Not such a crazy idea…
At the end of the day, it is all about eliminating this confusion and bringing in a new idea that most haven’t thought to consider. It isn’t about highlighting one culture over the other. It is about enjoying each other’s company where everyone is enjoying the same music, same atmosphere and same event.
Our next HLAA chapter meeting will be Saturday, September 16 from 10 AM to Noon. We’re having a pot luck brunch, so bring your favorite brunch food! There will also be time for visiting, sharing ideas, and even a game to help us all interact a little more.
We meet at the Sanderson Center in classroom B-C. This room has a hearing loop and we’ll have captions available as well.
We hope you’ll join us.
The HLAA-SLC chapter will be having its next meeting August 19th from 10 AM to Noon at the Sanderson Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing. The meeting will be held in classroom B/C which has a hearing loop and live captioning will be available. Not only that, we have awesome people in the chapter who are also extra accommodating in personal communication. We want you to join us with your ideas in regards to the future of our HLAA chapter.
- What is it you’d like to see more of at our meetings?
- What topics are we missing that you would like to see?
- This is the time to add input on times and days. How often would you like our meetings and in what format? (Socials, education, workshops, events at other places.)
It’s a community effort keeping the chapter flowing. Please mark your calendars and hang out with us for a few hours.
Food and drinks will be provided, please RSVP at HearingLossUtah@gmail.com.
The next HLAA gathering is a social setting at the Myung Ga restaurant (Korean Barbecue) at 3353 Decker Lake Drive near the Hale Center Theatre. It will be from 1:30-3:30 on Saturday July 15th. Going out to eat with other hard of hearing folks is easy because we know how to talk to each other! Come out and join us, we are good company.
We are excited to have the national HLAA convention right here in Salt Lake next week. There’s many great workshops to chose from, each accommodated with a hearing loop and live captioning. There’s also an exhibit hall full of fascinating stuff things for hearing loss, click here for a link to all their vendors. You can register for a day on-site and the exhibit hall is free to anyone. Don’t miss this great opportunity.
Please join us for a unique meeting from your HLAA chapter on Saturday, May 20 10 AM to noon at the Sanderson Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, 5709 South 1500 West, Taylorsville.
After a short session all together, we’ll have the hearing family members meet together to discuss what communication challenges are like for them, and how they can handle them to have better results.
At the same time, the hard of hearing people will meet together, with listening assistance and captioning, to explore their communication and relationship challenges caused by their hearing loss. Both groups will look for creative, positive ways to improve their time together.
Following the discussion sessions, we’ll all meet back together and enjoy a wonderful lunch, provided by the chapter and prepared by Charla and Kevin Dolan.
Please come and please invite hearing people that are important in your life (spouse, parents, siblings, mature children, co-worker, employer, friend). May is Better Speech and Hearing month – what better way to celebrate than to find ways to make your speaking and hearing times . . . well . . . better!
Technology makes our lives easier – especially when we have a hearing loss. We read ads for new products, new features in hearing aids and cochlear implants, apps for your smart phone, etc. Do you ever wonder what we, the consumers, think about these new things? For that matter, what do we think about the stand-by technology that we’ve had for years? Come and see.
This Saturday is our regular HLAA chapter meeting at 10 AM at the Sanderson Center. Hope you’ll be there. We’ll have refreshments, too!
Our January book group was canceled due to snow so we are discussing Mr. Penumbra’s 24 Hour Book Store by Robin Sloan March 18th instead. We meet at the Sanderson Center at 10 – 11:30 AM in classroom B/C with the hearing loop and live captioning. Please join us. It’s a wonderful book and the discussion is sure to be a good one.
HLAA-SLC alternates meetings and the book club and/or socials. We’re starting off 2017 with the book club, January 21st from 10am-11:30. It will be held at the Sanderson Center to the Deaf and Hard of Hearing in classroom B/C with the loop and captioning for the discussion. This months book is Mr. Penumbra’s 24 Book Store by Robin Sloan.
Goodreads says: “The Great Recession has shuffled Clay Jannon away from life as a San Francisco web-design drone and into the aisles of Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore. But after a few days on the job, Clay discovers that the store is more curious than either its name or its gnomic owner might suggest. The bookstore’s secrets extend far beyond its walls.”
Grab the book and come visit us January 21st. It’s totally accessible to those with hearing loss and of course family and friends are welcome to come too.
The HLAA Salt Lake City chapter had its winter social last weekend. It was another wonderful potluck social and our now traditional white elephant gift exchange.
There’s nothing like socializing with others who are hard of hearing also. We enjoyed each others company immensely.
HLAA-SLC has two potluck socials a year; one in July and another in December. Our 2017 meeting schedule is posted to the left. There are some topics yet to be announced (TBA) and we’ll update as soon as we can. All our meetings are captioned and most of our meetings in 2017 will be in the looped room at the Sanderson Center to the Deaf and Hard of Hearing.
We have two very special events in 2017. Mark calendars!
The Better Speech and Hearing Expo on May 20th from 9 Am – 5 PM at the Sanderson Center. Loop Utah and HLAA-SLC are coming to together to create a day of learning and fun. Stay tuned for more information.
The national HLAA convention will be here in Salt Lake City June 22-25. All workshops are captioned and have hearing loops. The exhibit hall has many wonders and that part of the convention is free to all.