Community classes in Boulder County locations

Daytime & evening classes

• Library, rec center, or . . . ??


Talking with your hands is a useful skill to have!

Themes: 
AWARENESS: The 5 Worst Habits of People with Hearing Loss ... 
    and 5 Better Ones
EQUIPMENT: The Best Tech Tools for Hearing Loss
INTERACTIONS: Winning Communication Strategies & Techniques
EXPERIENCES: The Inner Side of Hearing Loss
ACTION: Self-Advocacy & Communication Access Rights
PARTICIPATION: Navigating Social Situations 

Use our CONTACT page to make a request for Peer Mentoring or to ask questions about this program.

ALDA-Boulder's Peer Mentoring Program offers free private sessions for individuals, couples, & groups. Informal chats provide opportunities for discussing experiences, learning problem-solving & self-advocacy skills, & finding solutions to common hearing-loss issues. We provide connections between people with hearing loss, with the goal of sharing positive aspects of adapting to deafness & developing a healthy deaf identity.
Coaching sessions can cover:

  • Accepting changes in hearing ability & deciding how to adjust
  • How to apply materials from audiologists to adapt well
  • Finding useful local, state, & national hearing loss resources 
  • Communication strategies for couples, families, or at work
  • How to manage deafness in specific situations, such as social events, public meetings, family gatherings, or at work
  • Knowing your rights to access & inclusion, & learning to deal with attitudes & awareness to overcome barriers

on Adaptive Technology

This program offers 1 to 3 free sessions of private meetings to create customized a Communication Access Plan for you or your household. We start with assessments of what's needed & what's already working. Together, we'll develop plans for each person's needs, with resource lists & reading materials. Potential topic areas include:

ALDA-Boulder members who have years of experience with hearing loss are available for personal consultations on how to get the best use out of today's communication technology. 

In recent years, our communication technology options have expanded incredibly. But with so many choices, how do you know what really works best?

  • Hearing-Loss Friendly Telephone Alternatives 
  • Computer & Online Options for People with Hearing Loss
  • Personal Devices: Hearing Aids, Implants, Portable Listening Systems, & Integrated Solutions
  • Access to Community Events: Devices & Services
  • Home Modifications: Tech Tools, Entertainment, & Safety

Personal Coaching 

Deaf Toolbox

Visual Communication Basics for People with Hearing Loss

Transitions

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  • No signing experience needed
  • Designed especially for people with hearing loss — any level, mild to profound. 
  • "Rusty" signers are welcome
  • Bring a conversation partner!

  • Using space to organize information & ideas
  • The ASL manual alphabet & numbers
  • ​Basic sign groups for everyday chatting

Each class introduces sign clusters, with tips for usage, activities for fluency, & extensive visual aids. We have plenty of hands-on practice in class! Classes taught in English format by deafened people, to show diverse personal signing styles. Great for spouses, family members, & friends too. All ages are welcome.

Limited class size — 16 maximum 
Use the reply form on CONTACT page to find current classes

Social Sign Language

Suggestions ... ?

Education Programs

Adapting WELL to Hearing Loss

A 6-part series for individuals, focusing on adapting ​& thriving with hearing loss. These classes are designed for people with any level of loss — mild to profound. We provide the tools & perspectives you need to manage everyday challenges & special situations. Hearing partners are welcome too: family members, friends, caregivers, & service providers.

  • Fully accessible: classes have Real-Time Captioning (CART), listening devices, sign language interpreters, & extensive use
    of written materials.  
  • Workshops feature lectures with slides, interactive exercises,
    ​& group discussions. Workbook & resource packets available.
  • Series developed & presented by ALDA-Boulder members who have hearing loss. 
  • Flexible formats to meet group needs: weekly class, twice weekly, 2-day workshops, daily sessions for 1 week, etc.

Are you wondering ...

"How do I adapt to becoming deaf?”

“How do I meet others like me who have gone deaf?”

“How will I keep my job?” "What about the phone?"

“Where will I find the information I need?” 

Peer Mentoring Program 

This is a great century for hearing loss!

To learn more about this program or request a meeting, email us at ALDAboulder@gmail.com, 

or use our CONTACT page.

We cover: 

Contact us to schedule a class series for your group, or to locate classes in your community.

Want to practice your signing? Learn new signs? Work on fluency? We host informal chats in Boulder County, for all ages & any level of signing ability. 

ALDA-Boulder  •  ​Association of Late Deafened Adults  •  Boulder, Colorado

Contact us to request a class in your area or for your group.

Locations & times vary — Contact us about groups in your area.

Social Language Weekly Practice

ALDA-Boulder offers a basic 8-week class series to introduce people to sign language as a creative & ​engaging means of communication. Our focus is on using sign language for e​veryday conversation & enjoyment. You'll learn useful phrases for daily life
​& explore ways you can replace or enhance spoken language with silent language.


Do you have ideas for programs related to hearing loss?

Would you like to be part of our local training teams?


Are you looking for a customized hearing loss workshop or training for your group?


​Let's meet to share ideas & discuss ways we can work together. Use our CONTACT page to keep in touch.