(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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October 10-14, 2018

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February 2018

ALDA Online Board Meeting

February 7 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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March 2018

April 2018

ALDA Online Board Meeting

April 18 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

ALDA Online Board Meeting

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Deadline for ALDAcon 2018 Workshop Proposals

April 30 @ 11:30 pm

Deadline for ALDAcon 2018 Workshop Proposals

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May 2018

ALDA Chicago May Outing

May 5 @ 12:30 pm - 5:00 pm

WHO:  ALDA Chicago WHAT:  Lilacia Park outing WHEN:  Saturday, May 5th at 12:30 PM WHERE:  Lilacia Park, Lombard, IL DETAILS:  We'll enjoy a few of the park's scheduled activities and horticulture after meeting for lunch at Shannon's Deli in Lombard.  Activities include a wine/beer walk in downtown Lombard and an outdoor spring concert in the park by Swing Forward, a band performing retro remakes echoing the jazz era of the 1940s as well as timeless classics by the likes of Frank Sinatra…

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June 2018

ALDA-Chicago Picnic and River Cruise

June 9 @ 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm

WHO:  ALDA Chicago WHAT:  Picnic-style lunch and paddleboat cruise WHEN:  Saturday, June 9, 1:00 PM to 4:30 PM WHERE:  St. Charles, IL DETAILS:  The Chicago Board will meet at the St. Charles Library from 11 AM to 1 PM.  We then head to Smitty's on the Corner to get our lunches at about 1:15 PM.  We then walk a few blocks to the dock at about 2:45 PM to begin boarding the paddleboat cruise on the Fox River. FOR MORE INFO:  Contact Marsha Kopp at

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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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