Lost my hearing, found a Family...
“Help! I’m losing my hearing. What do I do? Who do I see? Where do I go for help?” If you are looking for the answers to these and other questions regarding your own hearing loss or even a family member or friend, join us at ALDA San Jose. Our motto and philosophy is “whatever works” — talking, signing, writing, and sometimes “guesstures” are all fair game!
Through education, outreach, guest speakers, technology demonstrations, social and holiday events, we strive to provide friendship and support to each other in our journey with hearing loss. ALDA is open to anyone, late-deafened or not who supports these goals.
What is the Association of Late Deafened Adults?
ALDA was formed in Chicago, Illinois in 1987. Most of those that gathered there were total strangers who had never met or talked to another deafened person, yet they found themselves wonderfully comfortable with one another. There was an unspoken feeling of understanding and patience with each other’s communication difficulties. The marvelous sense of fellowship lasted and led to more social gatherings and self help support groups, which swiftly evolved into the Association of Late Deafened Adults (ALDA). Today, ALDA’s membership is international in scope. ALDA works collaboratively with other organizations around the world serving the needs of late-deafened people and extends a welcome to everyone, late deafened or not, who supports our goals.