Kerry Deaf Resource Centre Update 18.07.11

A fundraiser ‘Race Night’ is being held Friday 26th August in the Corner
House Bar, Barraduff at 9pm.  The fundraiser will be called the “Jack O
Leary Race Night” and all proceeds are being donated to our service. Jack’s
parents and family are organising this event. Please show your support by
attending on the night. Best wishes to everyone involved and a big thank you
to the O’Leary for all their hard work in arranging this event.

Sharing the Journey is delighted to offer a Summer Project with a difference
in Dublin! It is open to all children aged 5 – 15years and will give them
the opportunity to learn Irish Sign language (ISL) while enjoying activities
such as Performing Arts, Sports, Creative writing and Outings. Participants
will enjoy high quality introduction workshops in drama, dance, African
drums, tag rugby and Yoga while immersed in ISL and Deaf awareness.

The venue will be St. Vincent’s, Drumcondra, Dublin 9. Activities will run
from 10am – 3.30pm daily and will run over 2 weeks (Week 1- 8th to 12th of
Aug, Week 2- 15th to 19th of Aug)

The activities will be loosely divided by age. Group A (5 – 9yr) Group B
(9-12yr) Group C (12- 15yr). It costs 70euro per child per week, with
reduced rates for siblings and groups who book together. This covers cost of
classes and materials. All children who enroll before the 15th July 2011 can
avail of an early registration rate of 50euro per child per week.

For further information and enquiries contact Theresa on 0879163168 or email
[email protected]

Deafhear have produced a new factsheet which outlines the importance of
communication for a deaf or hard of hearing child’s development. It provides
ideas and guidance for supporting the development of your child’s
communication skills through everyday activities such as play, mealtimes and
daily routines. The factsheet also provides tips for ensuring the home
environment is designed to help your child develop good communication
skills. For more information, go to

Deafhear has also produced a factsheet which provides information on the
‘communication options and opportunities’ available to deaf and hard of
hearing children and their families. It should be read in conjunction with
the factsheet ‘Communication and Your Child’, which focuses on the broader
aspects of
communication and its importance in children’s development. For more
information, to their Parent’s Corner at

Specsavers are now selling the new generation of earplugs. They claim they
effectively cut out unpleasant background noise without blocking out the
sounds you want to hear, such as speech and music. They are available in
five new variants designed for use in specific environments and are
available from Specsavers Hearing Centres.

FlyFit – protect during long flights, and eases pressure on the ear during
take-off and landing (cost 20 euro).
SwimSafe – prevent water entering your ears while allowing you to hear
ambient sounds (cost 20 euro).
PartyPlug – ideal for rock concerts and nightclubs, they block excessive
noise while allowing you to hear the music clearly (cost 20 euro).
SleepSoft – block noise from traffic, noisy neighbours and snoring while
allowing you to hear high frequency sounds like alarm clocks, doorbells and
babies crying (cost 20 euro).
WorkSafe – eliminate dangerous noises from DIY equipment while speech, radio
and the environment remain clearly audible (cost 20 euro).
MusicSoft – designed primarily for DJs, musicians, and those exposed to loud
music on a regular basis. MusicSafe will attenuate the damaging frequencies
without compromising on the quality of the music (cost 25 euro).
MotoSoft – protects from Engine and wind noise damage on you hearing, but
allows you to hear and communicate clearly (cost 28 euro).

We would like to extend our sympathies to the family of a great friend and
supporter of our service Patrick Lyons from Dromartin, Ballyduff. Patrick
had a great sense of humour and was a true gentleman. He will be missed by
all of us who knew him.

Kerry Deaf Resource Centre
4 Gas Tce, Tralee

Mobile (text): 087 633 4687
E-mail: [email protected]

Fax: 066 712 0386
Tel: 066 712 0399