Late-Deafened News and ALDA Outreach!

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This outreach is for both those with or without hearing loss! Count down…Three …Two…One…Read on!

The Association of Late-Deafened Adults, Inc. (ALDA), has exciting news to share as the celebration of Deaf Awareness Month draws to a close.

Who is Grace Avila?

Grace Avila - ALDA Newsletter Editor

The new ALDA Newsletter Editor! Grace is a Junior Sociology and Journalism Major at the University of San Francisco. She is fluent in ASL and works as a sign language tutor at her University. Grace is amazing and has Neurofibromatosis type 2, a genetic condition where benign tumors grow along the nerves. The two acoustic neuromas on either side of her brain have taken most of her hearing. She is excited to join ALDA and grateful to take on the opportunity to serve as AN Editor.


Will YOU Win?

This is your chance to nominate individuals and organizations to receive awards! A variation of awards are available to provide access for a number of winners who will be seen on the front page news! Hurry…the deadline is September 25th to submit your nominations. Click here for more information!


Who is Keith Nolan?

Quote from Keith Nolan - "President Thomas Jefferson once said that 'Every Citizen should be a soldier' and there is no doubt that deaf and hard of hearing Americans can serve and support the number one goal and that is our national security and missions."

ALDAcon Speaker and Late-Deafened Advocate!

Over the past eight years, Keith has been working with Congress where Congressional bills have been introduced proposing a demonstration program for deaf and hard of hearing Americans to receive training to become officers in the Air Force, the latest one being the House’s National Defense Authorization Act 2019. Why? Serving in the military has been Keith Nolan’s lifelong dream. When he had a rare opportunity to participate in the Army ROTC program at California State University, Northridge, he had to grab it. But he was later blocked due to his inability to pass the auditory exam, despite having attained high marks and achievements including the gold German Armed Forces Proficiency Badge and the Daughters of Founders and Patriots of America Ribbon, which recognized him in the top 20% of his class. Read more here!




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Both those with and without hearing loss will benefit from all ALDAcon has to offer and connect through workshops designed with YOU in mind. Click here: ALDAcon 2019 Schedule

Join in exciting discussion panels, engaging events, exhibitors and outreach this October in Overland Park, KS. Overland is listed as the #1 city to visit in 2019 by the National Geographic magazine and outstanding location for the hard of hearing and Deaf. An abundance of resources and outreach for everyone, including Cochlear Implant Surgeons, Audiologists, Deaf School and engaging city of opportunity! Come see it all!

Register your hearing friends and family to learn more TODAY! Click HERE!


Hearing loss affects the entire family, hearing and hearing loss alike. ALDA National, Chapters and Groups, the ALDA Conference and the quarterly ALDA news are here to help:

  • Provide support and educate about hearing loss, hearing assistive listening devices.
  • Provide updates about the legal outreach ALDA has to make a difference for access to those with hearing loss and allow everyone the opportunity to support our legal endeavors.
  • Share personal stories about hearing loss or living with someone who does.
  • Educate and share hearing loss experiences for those with and without hearing loss to work together in making hearing loss visible.

There has never been a better time
to get involved!

I am good at_____________? Everyone can use volunteers, ALDA is asking for something different. We want you to be a part of our family.

You make the difference in supporting those dealing with late-deafness. We look forward to continuing to work together, to remain connected, to share hearing loss experiences for both those with and without hearing loss and to continue to advocate and increase public outreach to make ALDA and hearing loss visible.


If you are not already a member, simply click on the picture below and join today. Join for yourself or for a friend and discover what ALDA is all about!

Stay tuned for more email blasts to keep you informed and remember to respond to this email. Share your thoughts, suggestions and what you have to offer. ALDA looks forward to hearing from you.