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.
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 (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.