ALDA Chicago

Hearing loss? We can help--

because we've been there.

ALDA Chicago is a group of people with various degrees of hearing loss. Some wear hearing aids or have cochlear implants, while others use neither.

Our mission is to provide support, education and camaraderie for adults with hearing loss.

Our motto, based on our members' dedication to communicating with each other and engaging with the world, is "whatever works."

The ALDA Chicago group in front of Mt. Hood at ALDAcon 2018 in Portland, Oregon.  Many thanks to Ken Arcia for his photography work!

(l-r) Tina Gonzales Childress, Kathy Schlueter, John R. Jun, Bill Graham, Gloria Popp, John Garvey, Dawn Linder, Joe Linder, Ann Williams, Tom Garvey, Cleo Simmons, Karen Krull, Marc Roer, Marsha Swetin, Marsha Kopp, Carol Postulka, and Kim Mettache

Holiday Gift Wrapping Fundraiser at Barnes and Noble

ALDA Chicago will be having a Holiday Gift Wrapping Fundraiser again this year at Barnes and Noble in Oak Brook, IL. If you would like to volunteer let us know.  Please support us and share the fundraiser information with your family and friends, and encourage them to shop at Barnes and Noble on the following days:

  • Wednesday, December 12th - 3 pm to 9 pm
  • Sunday, December 16th - 3 pm to 8 pm
  • Friday, December 21st - 9 am to 3 pm
We will gladly wrap your gifts for you with TLC!
Get to know us

Are you new to ALDA Chicago or just curious about our organization? Attending  a social event is a great way to meet people and learn what we're about. Visit our Events page for more information. Questions? Send an e-mail to

Upcoming Events

We will attend the "Swan Lake" ballet at the Paramount Theatre in Aurora on January 20, 2019.  Click here for more information.

Plans for other socials are now in the works. Watch this space for updates on all.

For Our Members

We are always looking for items for our quarterly newsletter. If you have material to contribute, contact Marsha Swetin at

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