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 for 2018, before April 15, 2019. 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!
ALOHA will offer both Basic and Intermediate Sign Language Classes this Spring 2019 at the ALOHA Office on Wednesday afternoons, beginning March 20! The Basic class will be offered from 1:00 to 3:00 pm and the Intermediate class will be offered from 3:00 to 5:00 pm. If you would like to be placed on a pre-registration list for either offering, please contact ALOHA at (520) 795-9887 or email@example.com If you are on the list, you will be contacted as soon as the fees for the eight week courses have been established so that you may formally enroll and pay your fees. Watch for more information on this website! Thank you for your interest!
Welcome back to the ALOHA Peer Discussion Groups that occur throughout Southern Arizona communities on a weekly and monthly basis! WEEKLY: 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 all aspects of hearing loss that interest you! MONTHLY: Attend peer discussion groups in your neighborhood: 1) ALOHA’s East Side Peer Discussion Group, 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; 2) Green Valley Peer Discussion Group, on the 1st Monday of each month from 10:00 to 11:00 am at the La Posada Recreation Room; 3) Oro Valley Peer Discussion Group, on the 3rd Thursday of each month from 2:00 to 3:30 pm; and 4) Sierra Vista Peer Discussion Group, on the 1st Monday of each month in a NEW LOCATION – Thrive Wellness Center has moved to the Canyon Vista Hospital in Office Building #2! The Desert Cochlear Connection continues to meet on the 2nd Saturday of each month from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm. All 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. Click on o ur monthly calendar on this website for days, times and locations. We’re looking forward to seeing you!
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