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Adults with hearing loss

Hearing loss can be sudden or gradual. It may begin at birth or later in life. Whatever the cause, hearing loss may require some adjustment for people used to perceiving the world through sound. 

Don’t let hearing loss stop you from enjoying life! There are many resources, programs and technologies available to support individuals and their families on this journey. For people who want additional support, there are counseling services, support groups and organizations especially for individuals with hearing loss. 

Learn more about assistive technology, programs and services on this website. You can also contact us for personalized recommendations for assistive technology and resources that meet your needs. 

Fact sheets 

Find support for hearing loss

Connect with other people who share your experiences with hearing loss through a support group. 

Association of Late Deafened Adults (ALDA) offers a support group for individuals who have experienced hearing loss later in life. Discussion includes strategies for adjusting to life with hearing loss, social networking and advocacy. 

Black Deaf Advocates (BDA) is a local chapter of the National Black Deaf Advocates (NBDA), whose mission is to promote the leadership development, economic and educational opportunities, social equality, and to safeguard the general health and welfare of Black deaf and hard of hearing people. 

Hearing Loss Association of America, Twin Cities Chapter is a local chapter of a national self-help organization providing information, education, advocacy and social networking for people who are hard of hearing. 

Meniere's disease and tinnitus support groups offer support group meetings on the first Saturday of every month.

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