Located in Tucson, 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 patients served typically were not deaf in their early years and acquired language, but lost hearing later in life due to illness, aging or environmental factors.
ALOHA offers peer support groups, classes and other local services to Tucson area residents suffering with hearing loss.
Let’s Loop Tucson!
A hearing loop is a special type of sound system for use by people with hearing aids. The installation of “hearing loops” systems allows churches, movie theaters and other public venues the opportunity to broadcast sound directly to hearing aid users. While most hearing aids deliver crisp sound, even in noisy environments, the addition of this technology enables direct sound transmission with far better quality.
Let’s Loop Tucson! is an initiative of ALOHA Arizona to help build a robust network of venues in Tucson, where individuals with hearing loss can connect and enjoy without struggling to hear.
Turn it to the Left
Recognizing that the risk of permanent hearing loss from noise exposure is very real for individuals of all ages, the American Academy of Audiology has undertaken a campaign to raise public awareness about the dangers of exposure to high-level sound and to raise funds in support of noise-induced hearing loss research.
Theoretically, noise-induced hearing loss is entirely preventable; in practice, exposure to high-level sound is one of the most common causes of permanent, sensorineural hearing loss and inner ear damage. Alongside the American Academy of Audiology, “Turn it to the Left” hopes to educate and prevent noise-induced hearing loss.