Role models

NEW for 2023! 

Welcome to ALDA-Boulder

  • Living with Deafness & Hearing Loss 
  • Technology for Communication Access
  • Hearing Loss at Work: Inclusive Environments


Who is ALDA?

We inform people about the nature of acquired deafness & ways to adapt.
We offer guidance on making personal adjustments to hearing loss, & work ​to improve public understanding about living with deafness. 

Resources for individuals, families, & organizations

Connecting Deafened People
in Boulder County & Beyond

ALDA, Inc., the Association of Late Deafened Adults,
​is a national nonprofit consumer advocacy & support organization. 

The mission of 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 they acquired spoken language.

We are 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 with other organizations and service providers for our common good. 

ALDA, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. 


  • Social Sign Language: Visual Communication Basics
  • Transitions: Adapting Well to Hearing Loss
  • Conversation Reboot: Strategies for Hearing Loss

Spring Consumer Classes

     See Education & Training Page

Summer Co-op Camping Trips

     See Outdoor Page for details

We inform people about the nature of acquired deafness & ways to adapt.

We are the first Colorado chapter of ALDA, founded ​in 2012. We serve 
people in Boulder County with any level of hearing loss (mild to profound), ​their families, ​and friends. We offer recreational activities, social events, classes, workshops, training programs, mentoring, and peer support for people ​of any age who have lost their hearing.

We advocate on behalf of deafened people ​on issues of access rights, communication services, employment, rehabilitation, & legislation.

​Some of us use speech & speech-reading, have hearing aids or implants,
or use sign language or writing. Our ​motto is, "Whatever Works!" All modes
of communication are respected and welcomed. ALDA extends ​a warm
welcome to everyone, deafened ​or not, ​who supports our goals.



Boulder Chapter of the Association of Late-Deafened Adults, Colorado

Classes for people with hearing loss and others

Events for individuals, families, & friends around Boulder County

We provide a support network & a sense of belonging with a variety
​of social & recreational activities for deafened people, family, & friends.
  • Speakers Group on Deafness & Hearing Loss Topics
  • Deaf Toolbox: Technology coaching on adaptive gear
  • Peer Mentoring Programs 
  • Social chats, accessible community events, 
  • Small-group Camping Program with sign language classes
  • Boulder Silent Outdoor Group: Hikes, bikes, & walking tours

Training programs & workshops for agencies, nonprofits, & business

 ​ALDA-Boulder has the objective of providing Education, Advocacy,
 Role models, & Support (EARS) for people who have lost their hearing.