Advocacy

Community Workshop Events

Education

in Boulder County & Beyond

Who is ALDA?

Welcome to ALDA-Boulder

Connecting Deafened People

We provide Education, Advocacy, Role models, & Support (EARS) for people who have lost their hearing.

Support

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, including Boulder, Longmont, Louisville, Lafayette, and other county areas.
  • Our programs are for people of any age who have lost their hearing. 
    Bring family members ​& friends! 
  • Some of us use speech & speech-reading, some have hearing aids
    or implants, some use sign language or writing.
    Our official motto is "Whatever Works!"

  • ALDA extends a warm welcome to everyone, deafened or not,
    ​who supports our goals. 


  • Social chats and accessible community events 
  • Boulder Silent Outdoor Group: Hikes, bikes, & walking tours
  • Summer Car-Camping Program with sign language classes 
We support the empowerment of deafened people
​and advocate ​for communication access rights.
  • Captioning Access Program
  • Self–Advocacy Training Workshops
  • Advocacy Resources for Consumers

Free Consumer Class Programs

  • Social Sign Language: Visual Communication Basics
  • Transitions: Adapting Well to Hearing Loss
  • Conversation Reboot: New Communication Strategies 
We share resources about acquired deafness
and the best ways to adapt. 

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

Our network encourages a sense of belonging 
with social events for individuals, friends, & family.
  • Peer Mentors: Private chats on hearing loss challenges
  • Deaf Toolbox: Free technology coaching on adaptive gear
  • Speakers Bureau: Share your perspectives with others

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. 

Education

Role models

We raise public awareness about hearing loss ​&
​guide others through challenges of deafened life.