On February 15th our HLAA Chapter will be watching an open caption movie instead of our usual meeting. Join us in the Lecture Hall at the Sanderson Community Center, 5709 South 1500 West, Taylorsville, at 10 am for: Moonlight Sonata: Deafness in Three Movements. There will be a short intermission so we can snack and visit.
Our HLAA chapter wants to start 2020 off hearing from you.
- How can we better meet your needs?
- What kind of talks, presentations and activities would you like to see from us?
- What would like to see our chapter do differently?
Come January 18, 2020 from 10:00 AM to Noon at the Sanderson Community Center, 5709 South 1500 West in Taylorsville. The Sanderson Community Center offers great accommodations, the hearing loop and live captioning.
Support groups can be an important part of the hearing loss journey, offering mentors and resources. See recent articles:
- By Gael Hannan – Peer Mentoring for Hearing Loss Success
- By Shari Eberts – Why Audiologist Should Recommend Peer Support
Email us at email@example.com for more information.
HLAA-SLC is super excited about our guest speaker for our November 16th meeting, Frank Clayton who is presenting on happiness. He will talk about the myths of happiness, the set point and give us guidelines on what happiness is and is not. The meeting is from 10:00 AM to Noon at the Sanderson Community Center.
The holidays can be hard on those of us with hearing loss so let’s talk HAPPY!
Contact us for more information: firstname.lastname@example.org
Our next meeting is August 17th from 10 AM to Noon. Smartphone apps are hot topic. Which apps work for you? Come and share with us. We will test speech to text apps also.
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 email@example.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.
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.
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org know. Thank you.
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.
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.
When Susan is done, the games will begin, join us!