Important Notice:

Recognising the shared interest and goals of both associations, the Hearing Loss Ireland Committee, has formally agreed to merge with DeafHear.

We shall be working with our DeafHear colleagues to ensure a smooth transition. DeafHear have confirmed that there will be an enhanced focus on the hearing loss community going forward and expect existing support and services to be developed further in Ireland.

For more information please visit the following site:

Our Services

Hearing & Communication Skills Courses


Assistive Technology service


Hearing care and support programme


Hearing aid cleaning and maintenance service


Lip reading classes




About us

For almost 40 years, Hearing Loss Ireland has been providing support and advocacy services for Irish people suffering from hearing loss. Hearing Loss Ireland provides links to a range of supports and services for people with a hearing loss.

We can refer you to a wide selection of classes and courses to assist people adjust to life with a hearing loss provided by our partner organisation

The organisation also offers a range of peer support services including coffee mornings, social evenings and events and cinema and theatre visits, walks and outings.

Hearing & Communication Skills


Hearing care and support programme


Hearing aid cleaning and maintenance service


Lip reading classes


Hearing Loss Explained

As we get older, many of us can develop a hearing loss.
In fact research shows that more than 30% of 60 year olds in Ireland
have a significant hearing loss.

Symptoms of Hearing Loss

You may begin to feel that a lot of people are mumbling or speaking too quietly.

Noise-induced Hearing Loss

Prolonged and repeated exposure to loud noise – whether at work or when listening to loud music – can damage your hearing.

How to recognize a Hearing Loss in a partner or friend

Sometimes it is the partner of a person with hearing loss who may first become aware of the problem.

Hearing Loss in Children

Children learn to communicate by imitating the sounds they hear.

Myths and Facts of Hearing Loss

Only a few people are truly hearing impaired and chances are, neither I, nor those close to me are affected.

Worried about your Hearing?

As we get older, many of us can develop a hearing loss.

How to check your hearing

Do you think you have a Hearing Loss?

Time Hours

Design, Photography

The Team


Michael Downes



Fergus Lynch

Public Relations Officer


Bernie Montgomery

Honorary Treasurer



People in Ireland are estimated to suffer from some form of Hearing impairment

10 Years

The average time after the onset of hearing loss before seeking help.

2.2 Billion

Hearing loss costs an estimated €2.2bn every year in Ireland.

1 in 3

People aged over 65 have a significant disabling hearing loss.

News / Events

See below for the latest information on Events and News stories...

Fancy a night at the Theatre?

August 29, 2016

Captioned and Irish Sign Language presented performances of Billy Elliot

How to Handle the Holidays When You Have a Hearing Loss

Sept 26, 2016

How to Handle the Holidays When You Have a Hearing Loss.

How to Tackle Thanksgiving Dinner When You Have a Hearing Loss received so many helpful tips in the comments, I decided to incorporate them into a new post that focuses on the holidays more generally.

Meet an AB Mentor!

Sept 29, 2016

Are you considering cochlear implantation and want to speak to someone with an implant?

Do you want to share your questions and concerns with people who have lived through similar experiences?

Contact Us

Hearing Loss Ireland