DeafHear (formally The National Association for the Deaf) is a Non Profit Voluntary Organisation, established in 1964. It provides support services to Deaf and Hard of Hearing people and their families, and to professionals working with them. DeafHear campaigns and advocates for improved health and education services and better access to society for all Deaf and Hard of Hearing people. Over 35,000 people avail of DeafHear services every year.
Services Provided by DeafHear Include:
These services are available through a national network of resource centres & outreach programmes.
DeafHear (formally the National Association for the Deaf) was established on 5th June 1964 with the primary objective of "promoting the welfare of Deaf people and their families in all aspects of life".
Below are some of the many campaigns, services and advances that we have played a part in over the last 48 years.
1967 – Setting up of an Audiology Service
1970/72 – Introduction of the Rubella Vaccine to Ireland
1972 – News for the Deaf on RTE, 1st in the world
1979 – First ISL Dictionary in Ireland
1992 – News for the Deaf in Sign Language
1998 – Establishing a Sign Language Interpreting Service
2005 – Setting up of a Mental Health & Deafness Service
2011 – Universal Newborn Hearing Screening
The money you raise helps us to provide activities such as day centres for the elderly, development support for pre-school children, summer camps for teenagers and respite breaks for vulnerable adults. We would love to have you on our team!