ALDAcon 2021

Niagara Falls, NY / Sheraton Niagara Falls

October 6th - 10th, 2021

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ALDA provides support, advocacy, and outreach for Late-Deafened, Deaf, and Hard of Hearing, as well as their families. Our community is here to share unique experiences, challenges, and coping strategies. We are all in this together.
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Settlement Requires Retailers to Offer Clear Masks

The widespread use of face masks in public places has posed a special challenge to many of us with hearing loss. Most of us depend to a greater or lesser degree on being able to read lips and/or facial expressions. We understand the need for face masks, but we also…

Sound of Metal: Board Statement

The Association of Late-Deafened Adults (ALDA) congratulates the cast and crew of the Amazon Studios film Sound of Metal on their recent SIX Academy Award nominations. These include Best Picture, Best Actor in a Leading Role, Best Actor in a Supporting Role, Best Original Screenplay, Best Film Editing and Best…

Health Insurers May Be Required to Pay for Hearing Aids

The Affordable Care Act, a/k/a Obamacare, says that health insurers may not discriminate on the basis of disability. But virtually every health-insurance plan excludes coverage for hearing aids and related services, although they do cover cochlear implants. How can those two realities be reconciled? The classic answer to that question has…

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