Picnic in the Park

Join our HLAA chapter for a Picnic in the Park on June 15th from 11:00 – 1:00.  We will be at Midvale City Park, 425 6th Ave, Midvale, UT. RSVPs are needed for a headcount, you can do that by emailing hearinglossutah@gmail.com.  We will have plenty of good food and great company. There’s nothing like being with your ‘tribe’ of people; the people who get how to talk to you and don’t become impatient repeating. There’s less repeats because we know how to get your attention first then talk. It’s an amazing experience. Join us.

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May 11th, Hearing Loss & Identity Workshop

HLAA-SLC and DSDHH is teaming up for another Better Hearing and Speech month event this year.  This year our workshop will be on Hearing Loss & Identity.  Hearing loss can affect our personalities and we lose the person we think are. We are embarrassed by it and we hide it making it feel shameful. Let’s discuss that, go over the past and find out why we might think that way.  During the second presentation we will share some tool for accepting hearing loss and moving on our with our lives.

On either side of those presentations we’ll be having fun with a hearing loss quiz and prizes, food and more. Join us by registering at the link below. The event brings together good people, fun times and maybe you’ll learn a few things too.

Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/hearing-loss-identity-event-registration-59247266168

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Hearing Loss from a Hearing Person’s Point of View

Save the date for our next HLAA-SLC meeting, March 16, 2019 from 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM at the Sanderson Community Center. Join us and participate in  the conversation with the panel of hearing family members.

  • How does hearing loss affect relationships?
  • What have we learned?
  • What tips and tricks can be shared?
  • Some good comes out of it and we’ll share that too.

Invite your family members too!

Click the link to see the flyer. HLAA March 2019

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Hearing Dogs January 19, 2019

Hearing Dogs is the next topic at our HLAA chapter meeting on January 19, 2019 from 10 AM-Noon. Bill Ordonez will be presenting, he is a former dog trainer for Hearing Dogs. The Hearing Dog is a service dog specifically selected and trained to assist Deaf and Hard of Hearing people.  The dogs alert their handlers to important sound such as; doorbells, smoke alarms, ringing phones, alarm clocks and more.

  • Can you train dogs yourself?
  • Should you get a hearing dog from an organization?
  • What breeds make a good hearing dog?
  • Training expectations for owning a hearing dog.
  • Expectations for a dog from an organization.

Bill worked at the Riverside, California Humane Society in the late 70’s while the program was still in its infancy. Currently he is working with a scent detection dog.

All our meetings have real-time captioning and assistive listening. If you need an ASL interpreter, please let hearinglossutah@gmail.com know.  Thank you.

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Solo Traveling with Hearing Loss

We are excited to have Michele Linder present at our HLAA chapter meeting on November 17th from 10 AM to noon on traveling with a hearing loss. Get over your fear of traveling with hearing loss! Michele has good tips and strategies on conquering solo traveling.  Michele has no usable hearing and gets by on lipreading (and sometimes notes back and forth) in life as well as traveling in foreign countries successfully.  Also, chapter members Charla and Kevin will tell us how to make sure cruise ships are accessible to our hearing loss.

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October 20, 2018 Meeting Update

We have Susan from Access Simplified’s Medical Access App coming to our meeting to talk for about 30 minutes. She’s looking for feedback on the app they are creating which enables people with various forms of hearing loss to immediately communicate with medical staff at hospitals. The app uses pre-recorded videos with choice of text or ASL and captions along with audio to convey standard phrases and questions you would encounter in a medical setting. The app is interactive which allows the patient, visitor or staff to respond by pressing buttons. Check it out and your feedback is greatly appreciated.

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When Susan is done, the games will begin, join us!