The Adult Loss of Hearing Association (ALOHA) is a nonprofit community-based agency that provides advocacy, education and support to adults with hearing loss. The adults served typically were not deaf in their early years and acquired language, but lost hearing in later life due to illness, aging or environmental factors.
Adult Loss of Hearing Association Mission
The mission of Adult Loss of Hearing Association is to provide a support system for individuals with acquired deafness and/or hearing loss and their families ensuring their participation in the mainstream of life.
The Adult Loss of Hearing Association is a 501(c)(3) organization that funds their programs on donations and membership dues from members and businesses, in addition to grants and bequests. Fund raising events are held throughout the year in order to provide advocacy, education and support for adults residing in Southern Arizona communities.
GOOD NEWS!!! ALOHA has been certified by the State of Arizona as a Qualifying Charitable Organization, providing community-based support to Arizona residents who benefit from ALOHA’s assistance in meeting immediate basic needs. We are proud that our 34 years of working with individuals who are deaf or losing their ability to hear has garnered the State’s support. Arizona taxpayers who make donations to ALOHA are eligible for a dollar for dollar tax credit on their Arizona State Income Tax – up to $400.00 per year for individuals and $800.00 per year for couples filing joint income tax returns. Please help us celebrate our newly received recognition by considering a donation to ALOHA this year, before December 31. Help your community members say “ALOHA” to better hearing and designate some of your tax dollars to a charitable organization that works with thousands of Arizonans each year to improve their lives!
A Basic Beginning Sign Language Class will be offered at ALOHA this Fall 2018! The class will commence on Wednesday, September 26, for 8 weeks, and end on November 14. The class will be held each Wednesday from 3:00 to 5:00 pm – a non-credit course taught in a friendly and easy to understand manner. Fees are $50 for ALOHA members and $75 for non-members. Materials for the class are included in the tuition fee. The class if filling up fast so don’t delay in contacting us if you are interested in joining the class. Please contact ALOHA at (520) 795-9887 or email@example.com
SUMMER DISCUSSION (SUPPORT) GROUPS
It’s SUMMER and ALOHA is implementing reduced discussion (support) group scheduling! Please continue to join your peers every Tuesday from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm and 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm at the ALOHA office, 4001 E. Ft. Lowell, to explore any and all aspects of hearing loss that interests you! ALOHA’s East Side Discussion (Support) Group is also meeting all summer long, on the third Friday of each month from 1:00 to 2:00 pm at the Far Horizons East Main Clubhouse at 7570 E. Speedway Boulevard. The sessions are free and we welcome individuals who are newly diagnosed with hearing loss, wear hearing aids, have cochlear implants or are related to/friends of someone who does. The Desert Cochlear, Green Valley, Oro Valley and Sierra Vista discussion (support) groups don’t meet July, August or September but will resume in October. Watch our website calendar for details! Enjoy your summer vacations!
ALOHA is renewing its initiative, LOOP ARIZONA, to increase public awareness of looping, to increase hearing accessibility in public venues in Tucson and surrounding communities. The campaign will focus on demonstrating to public and private venues, hearing professionals and consumers the advantages of the Looped Environment. Loop Arizona is a collaborative effort supported by
local chapters of non-profit and for-profit organizations, including:
Sertoma International and the Midtown Sertoma Club, the Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA), Pima Council on Aging (PCOA), the University of Arizona Department of Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences, the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) Elder Alliance and OTOjOY, an Arizona-based company that specializes in assistive listening technology. In order to launch the project this summer, ALOHA is recruiting volunteers to 1) verify and catalog existing looped venues in Tucson and 2) meet with local audiologists and hearing professionals to enlist their participation. If you are interested in receiving training to further the Loop Arizona project in either regard, please contact the ALOHA office at 520-795-9987 or firstname.lastname@example.org
With your contribution of $25 (or $100 for 5 tickets) to ALOHA, you could win a new 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Summit…..
that the Jim Click Automotive Team is presenting through its annual fundraising raffle for Tucson non-profits. You will be aiding ALOHA in its provision of educational support services for the hard of hearing individuals we serve as 100% of your contribution will go directly to ALOHA. With the purchase of each ticket, you will be entered in the December 13, 2018 drawing to win the car or two other great prizes – two round-trip, first class airline tickets to anywhere in the world or $5,000 in cash! Contact Karen in the ALOHA office to purchase your raffle tickets or drop by our office at 4001 E. Ft. Lowell. Don’t wait to purchase your tickets, only 100,000 tickets will be sold by hundreds of Southern Arizona charities in the coming months. Thanks to Jim Click and his Automotive Group for their support of our Southern Arizona communities!