(Association of Late-Deafened Adults)

A stress-free communication environment for individuals with hearing loss.

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The Association of Late Deafened Adults (ALDA) was established to provide a stress-free communication environment for individuals with hearing loss. ALDA’s communication philosophy is “Whatever Works!” – sign language, lip reading, cochlear implants, hearing aids, written notes or gestural communication.  All modes are welcome and accommodated by ALDA. ALDA reaches out to deafened adults, regardless of age of onset, who are seeking their place as people with hearing loss. ALDA offers the opportunity to interact in a comfortable, receptive environment, through small group meetings and/ or our annual international convention- ALDAcon! If you renew or join us, it’s almost guaranteed you’ll always know what’s going on and never hear “never mind.”

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ALDAcon 2019
October 23-27, 2019

Marriott Kansas City Overland Park Hotel
10800 Metcalf Avenue, Overland Park, KS 66210-2320


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June 2018

ALDA-Chicago Annual Pool Party

June 30 @ 1:00 pm - 7:00 pm

WHO:  ALDA Chicago WHAT:  Cleo Simmons' Pool Party sponsored by ALDA Chicago WHEN:  Saturday, June 30, 1:00 PM to 7:00 PM WHERE:  Burbank, IL DETAILS:  Friends, food and fun galore at this annual tradition since 1987.  Family and friends are welcome.  Non-swimmers can come and relax poolside.  Main course to be provided.  Guests are asked to bring a side dish, dessert or refreshments to share. FOR MORE INFO:  Contact Cleo Simmons at

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July 2018

August 2018

ALDA-Chicago 2nd Annual Backyard BBQ

August 18 @ 1:00 pm - 7:00 pm

WHO:  ALDA Chicago    WHAT:  2nd Annual Backyard BBQ    WHEN:  Saturday, August 18, at 1:00 PM    WHERE:  Lombard, IL    DETAILS:  The cookout of hot dogs and hamburgers begins about 3 PM, with a bonfire possible later. This is a pay at the door event. The entire family, including kids, is welcome to attend. Guests are asked to bring a dish to share based on their last name initial (appetizer, salad, dessert—see website). Bring your own beverages, including beer and wine. The…

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September 2018

ALDA Online Board Meeting

September 12 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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ALDA-Chicago Walk-4-Hearing

September 30 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

WHO:  ALDA Chicago WHAT:  Participating in HLAA's Chicago Walk4Hearing WHEN:  Sunday, Sept. 30, 2018    WHERE:  Lincoln Park in Chicago DETAILS:  This is HLAA's annual, national walk program that reaches out to 48 million-plus people with hearing loss, their families, friends and hearing health professionals to raise awareness about hearing loss, good hearing health and communication access.  Participating organizations receive 40% of monies raised by the ALDA Chicago team.  Our team name is ALDA Chicago and we are all set up on…

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October 2018

ALDA Board Meeting

October 10 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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ALDAcon 2018

October 10 @ 5:00 pm - October 14 @ 12:00 pm

ALDAcon 2018 Sheraton Portland Airport Hotel 10/10-14/18 Come join us!

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December 2018

Online Board Meeting

December 13 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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