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Organisations that can help with hearing loss

A list of organisations across Ireland that provide help and support for deaf and hard-of-hearing adults and children, and their families.

Organisations that help children and adults


Chime (previously called DeafHear) is a national charity for deafness and hearing loss. It provides specialist services to deaf and hard-of-hearing people and their families.


Irish Deaf Society

The Irish Deaf Society is the largest deaf-led organisation in Ireland. It seeks to achieve and promote the equality and rights of deaf people. It provides classes for deaf people and has lots of information and advice for parents.

Irish Deaf Society

​Organisations that help children and parents

Our New Ears

Our New Ears is a group of parents with children with cochlear implants. It provides support and advice. The group was behind the 'Happy New Ears' campaign, which asked the government to fund cochlear implants for children.

Phone: 087 761 7950


Sharing the Journey

Sharing the Journey is an independent organisation established by parents of deaf and hard-of-hearing children. It provides information and support to other parents.

Sound Advice

Sound Advice (previously called Irish Deaf Kids) gives advice about hearing technologies and digital tools for young children and students. It also advises parents, educators and others on using hearing technologies.

page last reviewed: 29/07/2019
next review due: 29/07/2022