HLAA-SLC and Loop Utah are joining together for a special event in April. Instead of HLAA-SLC’s regular meeting on April 21st, we will meet at the new Hale Centre Theatre (HCT) in Sandy at 11 AM in the Hospitality room for a pre-show reception. The show starts at 12:30 PM.
HCT has looped both of their theatres entirely which is a real treat for those who wear cochlear implants or hearing aids. If you wear either one, make sure your telecoil program is turned on before going to the event. Hearing loops send up a magnet signal to the telecoil (also called a t-coil) which is in 80% of hearing aids and all cochlear implants. That means there’s no devices to pick up and return, it’s as easy as pushing a button on the hearing aid for fantastic sound quality. Listening through the t-coil is like having personalized speakers because each device is programmed specifically to the individual’s hearing loss. It takes away the distance gap hearing aids alone cannot deal with (hearing aids are only good in a 4-6 foot range when used alone). Many users say they hear better through a hearing loop than any other assistive listening system.
Tickets are $30 each, please RSVP by March 17th to firstname.lastname@example.org. Tickets must be paid in advance to HLAA-SLC, also by March 17th. You can stop by the Sanderson Center and drop off cash or checks to Chelle, the HLAA-SLC treasurer. Please make checks payable to HLAA-SLC.
*Season tickets holders may book/exchange tickets for this performance bu contacting the HCT box office at 801-984-9000.
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.
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.
HLAA-SLC had their December social at president Karen’s house, thank you for having us Karen. We had new people show up and old friends which made it a fun evening. We took part in a wonderful potluck dinner, the food everyone made was great! We sang a few Christmas songs, signed a few Christmas songs and took part in a white elephant gift exchange. Here’s a few pictures…
Lots of Laughter
The White Elephant Gift Exchange
Thank you SLC hard of hearing community members for making it a memorable social.