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!
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!
Do you have hearing loss? Looking for reasons to dine out? Let ALOHA help you out with that!
We are updating our Quiet Restaurant list and need your input. Help us guide others with hearing loss to the restaurants that make going out for a bite enjoyable. Share your experiences here or contact the office – firstname.lastname@example.org Happy dining!!!
Changes in air travel communication could help those with hearing loss
Contributed by Lisa Packer, staff writer, Healthy Hearing | Thursday, July 7th, 2016
It is no secret that air travel has become more and more unpleasant in recent years. Oversold flights, minimal food service and airlines’ desire to squeeze more passengers in by eliminating legroom are just a few of the indignities travelers must suffer in order to get to their destinations. But for those with hearing loss, airplane travel can be particularly difficult. Hearing loss affects everything from pre-flight boarding to gate change announcements and in-flight communication, leading to frustration and misery.
inside of airplane cabin packed with passengers
Air travel with hearing loss can be
Especially for those with hearing loss, we still have a long way to go until all passengers can travel with equal access to services. Fortunately, vocal advocates have targeted a few specific areas of air travel communication to make the expression “flying the friendly skies” more of a reality. Even better? You can help.
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