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Welcome to ALDA-Asia Pacific

This is first ever official Group of Association of Late-deafened Adults (ALDA) Inc. USA, in the Asia Pacific region.

What is Deafened or Late-Deafened?

info icon Late-Deafened or Deafened means deafness that happened postlingualy, any time after the development of speech and language. Late-Deafened people may have lost their hearing suddenly or gradually as a result of inherited causes, accident, illness, medications, surgery, noise, or unknown causes. They are unable to understand speech without visual aids such as speech reading, sign language, and or caption. (Source ALDA's brochure)

What is ALDA?

info icon Association of Late-Deafened Adults (ALDA) was formed in the US. The mission of ALDA is to support the empowerment of late-deafened people. Late-Deafened Adults are people who have lost the ability to understand speech with or without hearing aids after acquiring spoken language.

ALDA is committed to providing a support network and a sense of belonging by sharing our unique experiences, challenges and coping strategies, helping one another find practical solutions and emotional support, and working together with other organizations and service providers for our common good.

One of ALDA's most significant contributions is adding friendships and social activities back into the lives of people who have lost their hearing.

Visit ALDA's website at

What is ALDA-Asia Pacific?

info icon ALDA - Asia Pacific or ALDA - AP is an official group of ALDA Inc. This group covers countries in Asia and the Pacific region.

Why ALDA - AP?

info icon In USA ALDA offer a great platform for deafened people and their friend, since years. They have many chapters and group in different states, which arrange various activities. However it has been noticed that movement of Deafened people are no where in Asia Pacific countries. And people don't know the term "Deafened". Communication need of deafened people has not been understood and there was none who raise awareness about the need of deafened people. There was no platform where deafened people turn to seek technical and emotional support after becoming deaf.

Therefore we started ALDA - AP to provide a platform to deafened people and their friends, in Asia Pacific region.

Read more about ALDA - AP at About Us page.

ALDA Conference 2012
Oct. 17-21, 2011
Columbia, South Carolina

As ALDAcon 2012 Bid Chair, I'm happy to announce that ALDAcon 2012 will be held at the Marriott Columbia Hotel in beautiful Columbia, South Carolina. The dates to save in 2012 are Wednesday, October 17 to Sunday, October 21. ALDA's Carolina Flight chapter will be on hand with their good, gracious, Southern charm to bring you the best of Southern hospitality. So mark your calendar, start saving your pennies, and get ready for ALDAcon 2012. Hope to see y'all there!
Karen Krull

Note: If you are deafened, or if you like to support movement of deafened people in Asia Pacific, join us. (contact: Also please helps us in networking deafened people and their families and friends by spreading the words about ALDA - AP.

Deafened organizations around the world


UK - Natioanl Association of Deafened People

Core Member Countries:

  • Nepal's flag Nepal
  • Mongolia's flag Mongolia
  • Pakistan's flag Pakistan
  • Vietnam's flag Vietnam

Member Countries:

  • Banglades's flag Bangladesh
  • Indonesian flag Indonesia
  • Philippines flag Philippines


Individual membership is open to all people from all Asia-Pacific countries. Whether you yourself are a Deafened person, or you are a relative or a friend of a Deafened person or you just want to be friends with Deafened persons and support the cause for any reason, ALDA - Asia Pacific invites you to join the group. There is NO Membership Fee for the time being. Check out Join Us offer!

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