Social Inclusion |
DeafHear is a registered not-for-profit charity working to improve the lives of Deaf and Hard of hearing persons and their families, and to support professionals and other organisations working with them. DeafHear is a ‘Centre of Excellence for Deafness’, provided through a national network of resource centres. DeafHear offers information on all aspects of deafness, specialist services and advocates to improve general health, education, employment and social inclusion outcomes. The following three strands comprise the main components of DeafHear.ie’s work: • Service provision in the form of family services and supports, community services, information and advice, hearing and communication therapy and mental health and deafness clinics. • Supply of technology, to assist deaf and hard of hearing people at home, work, educational environments and social situations. • Advocacy, to ensure that the needs of deaf and hard of hearing people are recognised and their rights respected.