A Hearing Loss & Late Deafened Blog

The SayWhatClub Convention

In Assistive Listening Devices, captions, Hard of hearing culture, Life on August 16, 2012 at 6:01 pm

It’s like meeting long lost friends, even on the first meeting.  Last night we opened with the Welcome party. A few scenes…

Tote bags given to attendees.

Kristen Willey setting up food.

Donna Penman and Kristen Willey

Gayl Hardeman, our fun CART person.

Neil and Diane Bauman

Joyce Conser and Danelle Christensen

Kate Johnston

Gayl Hardemen, Donna Penman, Marti Castor and Jazzy.

Donna Penman getting as close as she can get to the a/c vent.

Jazzy and Kathy Evans

Kristen and Donna

Not everyone is pictured but I think everyone who went enjoyed themselves. We made a lot of new friends last night.

This morning, workshops commenced.

Frank Clayton talks about Happiness 101

Advanced Bionics, Cochlear America and Med-El talked about cochlear implants and answered questions.

And Robin Traveller from the Sanderson Center for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing in Utah, talked about assistive listening devices.

A lot of people went site seeing this afternoon but I took a nap instead. Only 3 and a half hours of sleep last night.  Visited late with people, laughing lots and then woke up early (as usual) in spite of it.  This is hard of hearing culture, this is our world.

I’m looking forward to more socializing with my friends so I’m signing off!

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