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ALDA in New England

In Chapter & Group News, News by ALDA News

Our friends at ALDA – Seacoast met in Salem, MA, for some hard-of-hearing (HOH) friendship recently. They shared this photo of them wearing their STEK clear face masks! Thanks to Laura Sinclair, Joan Marcoux, Eleanor Shafer and Carol Menton for … Read More

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Travel Tech and Tips

In From the Board, News by ALDA News

Hey, check out this easy to read, user friendly guide to travel tech and tips! The article by long-time board member and ALDA Secretary Tina Gonzales Childress is geared toward travel, but these suggestions can be helpful any time you … Read More

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2021 Board Election Results

In From the Board, News by ALDA News

Congratulations to the incoming and returning members of our board!   Here are the winners of the ALDA 2021 Board Election for the term beginning on January 1, 2022: Treasurer: Joe Linder Joe has been an active participant in ALDAcon … Read More

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It’s #GivingTuesday 2021!

In From the Board, News by ALDA News

We at the Association of Late-Deafened Adults (ALDA) work hard all year ’round to create resources, provide support, build community and advocate for people with hearing loss and their friends and families. Giving Tuesday is your chance to give back. … Read More

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Who are the appropriate users of OTC aids and how do you know?

In ALDA Archives Newsletter, News by ALDA News

Part one of this series was a discussion of the “unintended users” of over-the-counter (OTC) hearing aids and how they should be anticipated and accounted for. But who are the appropriate users, and why might they benefit from OTC aids? Cost is generally thought to be the factor that prevents people with hearing loss from using hearing aids. However, hearing aid use is…

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OTC Hearing Aids: Who Needs Them? (Hint: Maybe You!)

In ALDA Archives Newsletter, News by ALDA News

You may have heard that President Biden recently signed an Executive Order regarding “Over the Counter (OTC) hearing aids”. Why was this necessary? Don’t we already have OTC hearing aids? This is the first of two articles that will discuss this confusing issue. Unregulated amplifiers have been sold for many years. True hearing aids are classified as medical devices, regulated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and provided/adjusted by licensed professionals. Unregulated amplifiers must be labeled “Personal Sound Amplification Products (PSAPs)”, and the quality varies greatly. Some are essentially like turning…