March 17, 2018 Meeting

Hi all, we have a meeting coming up March 17th on technology.

First we’ll talk about the AVA app.  What is AVA? It’s a live captioning app on your phone. It says, “Communicate more effectively with your coworkers, in meetings, or when grabbing coffee together. Live-caption lectures, workshops, group projects and every bit of your student life.”

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I’ve used AVA a couple of times and have been impressed with it (Chelle).  Come to the meeting with AVA already on your phone, it’s free to download and 5 hours a month is free too.

We will also have a short presentation on InnoCaption.  “InnoCaption is revolutionizing how those with hearing loss communicate by making it possible to use the smartphone (Android & iPhone) as it was intended – accessible, convenient, and mobile. Through the use of our patented technology in conjunction with live stenographers, we provide the fastest, easiest, and most accurate captioning for those who may need assistance hearing the other party.”

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Put it on your calendar and join us, we’d love to see you all there!

Let’s Go to the Movies!

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The new Regal Cinemas in Taylorsville will show The Post with open captions (captions on the screen for everyone to see) for our HLAA chapter meeting on Saturday, February 17th. The show will begin at 10:15 AM. Come a half hour early to get your snacks and drinks; and learn about the caption glasses that they have available for regular showings. This is popular technology in other parts of the country, though some people feel they’re a little heavy on the nose. Try them on and see what you think.

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We must tell the theater manager on February 13 how many people we will have there, so please let us know if you are coming at hearinglossutah@gmail.com. Join us for this great opportunity.  It’s only $6 per person.

Here are some links to The Post and to Regal Cinemas (just a couple of blocks from the Sanderson Center):

Movie information: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt6294822/

Regal Cinemas at 5516 South Redwood Road in Taylorsville:  https://www.regmovies.com/theaters/regal-crossroad-14-rpx/C00662716661

 

HLAA-SLC is Your Chapter, Meeting August 19th

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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.

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Communication Challenges: Embracing Your Family’s Normal

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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 Meeting Saturday the 15th

 

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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!

Merry Christmas 2016!

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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.

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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.