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Are family members complaining that the TV is too loud? Do you find yourself daydreaming more during meetings? Are you easily frustrated in group gatherings or large parties? About 1 in 9 people would answer, “Yes!” to all these questions.
DSDHH offers resources including free classes on Living with Hearing Loss, speech reading, coping strategies, information on technology and resources available. There are several Hard of Hearing Assistants providing free classes and information throughout the state.
Hard of Hearing Assistants available in various Utah Counties
- Box Elder, Cache, Weber and Rich Counties: Virginia Parker
- Daggett, Duchesne and Uinta Counties: Francy Davis
- Davis, Salt Lake, Summit, Tooele and Wasatch Counties: Chelle Wyatt, Sue Ordonez and Kathy Evans. Sanderson Center teacher Savannah Barber
- Utah, Juab and Carbon Counties: Andi Fuller
- Sevier, Beaver, Millard and Emery Counties: Currently vacant, contact Chelle Wyatt for more information
- San Juan County and Moab: Jamy Bailey
- Washington, Iron and Kane Counties: Currently vacant, contact Chelle
- About this Program
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- Intake Form
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- List of Amplified Phones in the Demo Room
- CART - Services List for Utah
- Facebook: Utah Hard of Hearing Services
- Vendor Contact List – Amplified Phones and Assistive Technology
The Utah Assistive Technology Program (UATP) and the Hard of Hearing Program teamed up to talk about assistive listening devices in these captioned videos. DSDHH offers a 30 day loan program to try before you buy. We don't sell anything but we can show you various places to get the devices from.
Utah Assistive Technology Program offers a small grant option for Utahns who cannot afford assistive devices. These grants are for Utahns with low income who are at or below 150% of federal poverty guidelines and have no other funding source. To find out more visit uatpat.org.
- Contego communication system: A short video demo
video description: An introduction to the Contego device, how it compares to other hearing technology, how to use it, and where to "try before you buy" in Utah. Many thanks go to Utah's Division of Services to the Deaf and Hard of Hearing for sharing this information!
- PockeTalker: a short video demo
video description: An introduction to the Pocketalker, how to use it, where it's useful, how it compares to hearing aids, and where you can go to "try before you buy" in Utah. Many thanks go to Utah's Division of Services to the Deaf and Hard of Hearing for sharing this information!
- Neck loops: a short video demo
video description: A look at neck loop technology, where it is helpful, how to find out if it works with your hearing aids, and where you can try it out in Utah. Many thanks go to Utah's Division of Services to the Deaf and Hard of Hearing for sharing this information!
Videos - May's Better Hearing and Speech Month
In May of each year, the Division of Services for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing celebrate the Better Hearing and Speech Awareness month. It's an opportunity to raise awareness about people with hearing loss.
- Vlog #1: Intro to Better Hearing & Speech Month (with subtitles)
- Vlog #2: Living with Hearing Loss (with subtitles)
- Vlog #3: Hearing Aid Facts (with subtitles)
- Vlog #4: Intro to ALDs (with subtitles)
- Vlog #5: HLAA Support Group (with subtitles)
- Vlog #6: Right vs Wrong Way (with subtitles)
- Vlog #7: Rephrase (with subtitles)
- Vlog #8: How Society Views Hearing Loss (with subtitles)
- Vlog #9: Passive Assertive Aggressive (with subtitles)
Hearing Loss Association of America(HLAA)
HLAA has its chapter meeting on every 3rd Wednesday of each month (except December). The meeting room is equipped with a personal FM radio system so all can hear better. We also use CART technology, so that the spoken words are captioned and projected on a screen.
Association of Late Deafened Adults(ALDA)
ALDA has a social gathering occasionally throughout the year. Contact Kathy Evans for more information.
Say What Club
Hard of Hearing Specialist