Our upbeat, informative course is for
people of all ages, with any level of
hearing loss — from mild to profound.
Others are welcome too: bring family,
friends, & caregivers. 

See the Get Involved page of this website & use the Contact Form, or sign up by email, text, or mail.

Our informal & interactive class covers:

• Introduction to visual language
• The ASL alphabet & numbers 

• Sign Clusters: Questions & Answers •
   Numbers & Time • Family & Friends •
   Actions & Movement • Places & Events •
   Feelings & Descriptions • Food & Drink

Check back in August for Fall Class details

  • Awareness: 5 Worst Reactions to Hearing Loss … and 5 Better Ones
  • Equipment: Tools & Technology for Adapting to Hearing Loss
  • Interactions: Winning Conversation Strategies
  • Experiences: The Inner Side of Hearing Loss
  • Connections: Telephone, Computer, & Online Options
  • Action: Self-Advocacy, Access Rights, & Community Engagement
  • Finding Community: National, State, & Local Groups & Resources
  • Participation: Navigating Social Situations

​This “invisible disability” can profoundly affect our lives, especially if we make ourselves more invisible by dropping
out of activities we enjoy. 

Talk with your hands —

Check back in August for Fall Class details

"But I'm going deaf.

Is your world going quiet,
​or are people mumbling more?    

Course Goals

  • Increase knowledge about
    how people adapt well to 
    hearing loss or deafness
  • Learn tools & techniques to
    manage everyday situations
    ​& special events
  • Improve awareness of the 
    many resources available
    to help ​you along on your
    ​hearing loss path
  • Share information in a
    setting that's accessible
    & welcoming, with plenty
    of activities ​& discussions

Visual Communication Basics

How will I
understand in class?" 

Each class has live captions, or CART. Text ​is projected onto a screen. Listening devices are available, usable with or without hearing aids. These classes are presented by ALDA members who are deafened & use English and signing language. ASL interpreters available on request.

ALDA-Boulder Consumer Classes will resume in Fall 2024.

Adapting Well to Hearing Loss

Social Sign Language

​​​Class is free. 

Optional ​course


is $25.​

​​Each class features abundant visual
materials, interactive exercises, & CART captions. Listening devices available.
Class is free; $25 materials ​fee for
​course workbook.

  • No signing experience is needed."Rusty" & out-of- practice signers welcome!
  • For people with any
    level of hearing loss —
    mild to profound.
  • All ages welcome. Bring 
    a partner for practice!
  • ​​​​Taught by deafened ALDA members who sign & voice.

Both classes are limited to 15 participants. Sign up today to reserve your spot!

Learn how to reconnect with your world: 
try new strategies, creative conversation options, technology & tools, & home adaptations so you can enjoy life again.

​Sounds like hearing loss!

Is your vocabulary being
taken over by the word “What?” 

This FREE 8-week course for beginners offers 
​a creative & adaptive response for people who are losing their hearing. Our focus is on using signing for everyday chatting & enjoyment. 

           Listen with your eyes

The 8-week Transitions course covers:


​​​Class is free. 

Optional ​course


is $25.​