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About Us


Mission Statement

The mission of the Association of Late-Deafened Adults (ALDA) is to support the empowerment of deafened people. Late-Deafened Adults are people who have lost the ability to understand speech with or without hearing aids after acquiring spoken language. ALDA is committed to providing a support network and a sense of belonging by sharing our unique experiences, challenges and coping strategies, helping one another find practical solutions and emotional support, and working together with other organizations and service providers for our common good.


ALDA Publications

Have you ever wondered “Are there others like me who can’t hear well or can’t hear anymore?” “How will I manage?” “Will I be able to keep my job? “What services are available to me?” “Where will I find the help I need?”

You are not alone. The Association of Late – Deafened Adults (ALDA) is a nonprofit organization with the general objectives of providing Education, Advocacy, Role models and Support (EARS) for people with adventitious hearing loss. Membership in ALDA includes the quarterly newsletter, ALDA News, and the frequently distributed electronic newsletter E-News.


ALDA Board of Directors



ALDA Awards


Each year the ALDA Board of Directors honors various people and organizations that have either improved the lives of late-deafened adults or significantly contributed to the activities and well-being of ALDA. The ALDA Awards Archive contains descriptions of all the awards given out by ALDA, and lists the recipients of those awards over the years. Anyone may nominate a person they would like to see receive one of the ALDA awards, but final selection of recipients is the responsibility of the ALDA Board of Directors. Click here if you would like to nominate a person for an ALDA award.