Hearing and Sight Loss Peer Support Group

Might our hearing and sight loss support group be of interest to you?

Our peer support group aims to be a place where people who are experiencing a dual diagnosis of hearing and sight loss can come and give and receive support.  You may have knowledge that can be shared with others in relation to what works for you with daily tasks, what sort of aids you might use for example headphones, speakers, and hearing accessories.

We hope that this group can be a safe space for people to share their thoughts and feelings around the area of anxiety and grief over losing their hearing and adapting to hearing aids.   We look at this issue alongside your experiences of sight loss and the issues that come from that, such as the effects on mobility with a dog or cane and side effects like vertigo.

This group will take place on the second Monday of the month from 7-8:30 pm.  Starting date to be confirmed.

Time: TBC, starting in spring 2024

Venue: Online via Zoom

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Project name: Saphír
Production company: Small Wolves Productions

We are currently developing a narrative short film set and filmed in Co. Wicklow. Filming will take place in April 2024 (tbc) and will have a duration of four days, with three days rehearsals. Rehearsals will take place in Rathnew and filming will be at various locations in the Arklow area.

We are looking for a deaf actor with the visible look of 16-24 (but they must be over 18).

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The new Irish Sign Language course starts on Wednesday, 7th February at 6:00 p.m. for 1 hour.

The class will take place at the Macro Community Resource Centre in Dublin.

Reserve your place with a €20 deposit at: www.irishdeaf.com/sign-language-classes/#isl-basic-level-1

It is a Basic ISL course with the option to study for a whole Level 1 certificate if you wish to continue after the Basic ISL course is completed. Free access to Online Basic ISL is included as part of this course.

Stephen Gilligan, our in-house ISL tutor, received his gift from his class, who recently completed the Basic ISL course. He would like to say thank you very much for this gift.

Watch this space for more classes next year!

New addition – https://shop.irishdeaf.com/pack-of-8-cerushield-disk-wax-filters

CeruShield Disk is the Phonak proprietary wax protection system, specially designed to be compatible with Phonak Lumity, Paradise and Marvel platform hearing aid SDS 4.0 receivers only.

All receivers are equipped with a CeruShield filter placed inside the receiver spout.

We suggest changing the CeruShield filter when the hearing aid volume or sound quality is reduced or if the receiver spout looks dirty.

Each CeruShield Disk has 8 fresh CeruShield wax filters and 8 positions for used filters.

We have a new addition to our range of doorbells – https://shop.irishdeaf.com/honeywell-series-9-wireless-doorbell-and-push-dc915n

Available in White or Grey, the Honeywell Series 9 wireless doorbell is the largest in the range and has a volume of up to 90bB with a wireless range of 200m. It has a halo light with selectable colours which will alert you to the presence of a visitor when the doorbell can’t be heard. This model also offers sleep mode, so you can relax free from any unwanted disturbance and a microUSB slot for an optional external supply.


  • Loud volume (up to 90dB)
  • Volume control
  • Number of chime sounds: 8
  • Bell push confidence light: yes
  • Visual alert: 7 Colour Halo/LED strobe
  • Wireless Range: 200m (Portable Doorbell) 200m (Push Button)
  • Low battery indicator
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