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 "How to make Chocolate Truffles" class was a huge success!! Very messy but fun and deliclious.  Thanks to Sue Collins for providing copies of the recipe, ingredients and tips on how to make Truffles.  Thinking we may have a "How to make Chocolate Souffle" class next year.    ________________________________________________________________

The ALDA Chicago 35th Birthday celebration was a huge success. The meal Jameson's Charhouse provided was excellent. ALDA Chicago honored Joe and Dawn Linder with a beautiful blue blown glass artpiece for all of their incredible work for ALDA Chicago. Tom Garvey was the big winner of the Split-the-Pot, $92.  There were numerous raffle items won by all.


The ALDA CHICAGO Welcome Newcomers party had a nice turn out.  Six new members were able to join us there: Sue Collins, Kim Eich, Gale Ford, Carol Johnson, Donald Moore and Sarai Rosbe.  We enjoyed the cake made by Marsha Swetin plus yummy brownies, lemon bars and cookies.  Thanks to Marsha Kopp for providing bottled water, iced tea and flavored seltzer water.


We had a very nice turnout for the bowling/dining social at Suburbanite Bowl in Westmont. There were quite a few bowlers but not all stayed to enjoy pizza from Zazzo's afterwards. Everyone had a great time. We wish more of you could have joined us. It was a lot of fun!


Despite the snowy weather and potential for icy roads, those pictured here got together for a post-holiday Meet-Up Lunch at Anyway's Restaurant in Oakbrook Terrace on Jan. 23rd. Everyone had a really nice time as is evident by all the smiling faces haha! Food was good, too. And look who was able to join us... yes, it's John G there way in the back, waving his hand high in the air (smile). We were so happy he was able to join us. It was sure great to see him. We wish more of you could have made it. We miss seeing you and hope you come to one of our gatherings soon.

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!

Kick back and enjoy a free evening at Lombard's Cruise Nights and Summer Concerts.  Stroll along St Charles Road to check out custom and classic cars then head to South Park Avenue for a Rock and Roll concert.  Family and friends are welcome to join us.  For more details and to register click on Cruise Night.

Cleo's Pool party is an annual tradition of ALDA Chicago since 1987.  There is always plentry of friends, food and fun.  Family and friends are welcome to join us.  Non-swimmers can come and relax poolside. For more information and to register click on Pool 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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