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, advocacy, 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 Cookie exchange was fun with many tasty cookies.  A big thank you to Marsha Swetin for hosting and making Chili with cornbread.  We enjoyed the appetizers, chili, cookies and fun time chit chatting.

Fall Painting and Pizza Party was a lot of fun.  Our creative juices were flowing.  And the meal afterward was good.  There was a lot of laughing and a good time by all.

Game Day was enjoyable with nice chats and snacks.  They played Rummikub.

The "Chat with Rachel Arfa" was very informative.  Rachel started her talk by asking folks to name their deaf role models and how they had a positive impact on their lives.  Rachel covered all of the services that Chicago Mayor's Office for People with Disabilities (MOPD) provide and how to contact MOPD. 

We had a fun time at ALDA Chicago BBQ at Marsha Swetin home.  Thank you, Marsha for hosting again.  We had a new Grill Master this year, thanks Bill.


Cleo's Pool Party was a lot of fun!  It was so nice to meet and chit chat with all of the members that came.  A huge thank you to Cleo and her family for all of their hard work involved in hosting the party.  The food was great and the pool was definitely needed on this hot day!   

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

Our Fun Times Are Back!

You are invited to ALDA Chicago Annual Holiday Party at Weber Grill Lombard on Sunday December 10th 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm.  For a little extra fun, we will have a $10 White Elephant grab bag for those that wish to participate.  To register and choice your entree click on Holiday Party.

Stay tuned for new socials as info becomes available.

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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