ALDA Suncoast is a Chapter of the Association of Late Deafened Adults. We are located in Florida. Most of our members are from the Suncoast area of Florida, around Tampa Bay. We have area residents and snow birds but people from any location are welcome to join.

ALDA Suncoast Mission

We provide opportunities for late-deafened and hard of hearing people to socialize in ways that return a sense of normalcy, a sense of belonging.

About ALDA Suncoast

If you have lost some or all of your hearing or know someone who has, you are one of us! We are a support group for late-deafened adults. We meet in Pinellas County, Florida (Tampa Bay Area) once a month to learn and share our experiences. Our meetings are real-time captioned so no one feels left out. Our meetings consist of guest speakers, announcements of upcoming events and members sharing their own stories of deafness, but that's not all! We also have "silent coffees", trips to area sights, picnics, bike rides, and other accessible social events.

We know how stressful coping with hearing loss can be and how communicating can sometimes feel like it is you against the world. That's why our motto is "whatever works" when it comes to communicating. Sign language, speech reading, or written notes, all forms of communication are welcome here. No one is judged and we try to make everyone feel at home.

If this sounds like the place for you, join us at our next meeting. We look forward to meeting you there!

Our group:

Floridians at ALDA National Convention in Orlando
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As an organization for people with hearing loss, we strive for inclusion, diversity, and equality for all. We encourage a truly safe, respectful, and non-violent whole community. We wish to offer our deepest condolences to all families and friends of those who have been on the receiving end of acts of injustice, discrimination, and violence leading to the senseless loss of lives of black people.

ALDA Suncoast is extremely saddened by the death of George Floyd and many other black people as the result of systemic racism. We implore all people, organizations, and groups to encourage a high level of accountability for our leaders and officials related to violence and discrimination. We as an organization stand in solidarity with the community for Black Lives Matter and denounce racism, inequality, and police brutality of any kind.