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National Cochlear Implant Event

for Adults with (or on a waiting list for) Cochlear Implants
21st October 2016, Heritage Hotel, Portlaoise.

Posted: 8th September 2016 National Cochlear 

Implant Event.
Our cochlear is the
size of a 10cent coin!

If you are a cochlear implant user, or if you are on the waiting list for a cochlear implant, this event is for you! At this event you can learn more about cochlear implants, the latest technology, and perhaps most useful of all, get to meet other people who have experience using a cochlear implant.

DeafHear provides support to adults with CIs and those who are on the waiting list. We have regular ‘Gatherings’ around the country, and a number of local groups meet on a regular basis in DeafHear Resource Centres around the country to access information and encourage social inclusion for people with cochlear implants. We work closely with Beaumont’s CI Team and the cochlear implant companies to provide support and up to date information about CIs and also how to get the best benefit from the available assistive technology. Feedback from clients who have attended these events has been very positive and helped us shape and develop the programme for these events.


Friday 21st October – Adults

(hearing partner/family member welcome)

  • 8.30am Registration; tea/coffee & pastries
  • 9.15am start
  • 11.15am – Tea/coffee break
  • 12.30pm – 1.30pm Lunch
  • 3.40pm – Tea/coffee break
  • 5pm close


Hear about services, supports & latest technology:

  • Beaumont CI Team
  • DeafHear staff
  • Hearing family member
  • Irish Tinnitus Association (ITA)
  • Cochlear Implant companies:
  • MED-EL


Clients who attended workshops and gatherings said…

‘The group workshops were fun
and listening to other people’s stories’

‘I had never looked in my CI case until this day.
They showed me how to use my T–Switch and I heard the music!’

‘Well able to follow things at the workshop –
many of my fears were removed by questions answered’

‘Felt completely involved in the day because
of participation of my hearing partner’


Programme includes:

  • When hearing aids are not enough
  • Impact of profound hearing loss on individuals, families and work colleagues
  • Available support services for adults with CIs
  • Discussion and feedback from groups ‘Expectations & Rehabilitation’
  • Time allocated to visit each CI company, ITA & DeafHear information stands
  • Link with other participants
  • Panel discussion: Your questions answered
  • Completion of feedback form


The Portlaoise Heritage Hotel is in Portlaoise Town, ideally located only 1 hour from Dublin, 1.5 hours from Cork and just 5 minutes walk from Portlaoise Train Station.


€20 per person attending – includes Information pack; tea/coffee & pastries on arrival, x2 tea breaks and a hot lunch

To book or for further information please contact either Sally or Jo

Sally Harvest

Community Resource Worker
Mobile: 0862464640

Jo Lambe

Community Resource Worker
Mobile: 0872723862




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