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Information Weekend for Families with
Children Newly Diagnosed with a Hearing Loss
Portlaoise, October 2018

Updated: 19th August 2018

DeafHear Information Weekend for Families with Children Newly Diagnosed with a Hearing Loss: Friday 5th October to Sunday 7th October 2018


Friday 5th October to Sunday 7th October 2018

Midlands Park Hotel Portlaoise, Co Laois

The next weekend for families with children newly diagnosed with a hearing loss will take place in the Midlands Park Hotel, Portlaoise, from Friday 5th to Sunday 7th October 2018. We have been hosting these weekends for families for the past 10 years and the feedback from parents has been very positive.

The weekend gives parents an opportunity to meet other parents with similar experiences, and is often the first opportunity for them to talk about and learn about hearing loss. Topics include information on services, communication strategies, assistive technologies and the listening environment. For many parents it is their first opportunity to gain awareness and insight into their child's hearing loss.

The weekend is a busy one for both parents and children! But it is also an enjoyable and rewarding experience, and there are opportunities for fun and relaxation!

Crèche facilities are available for children. There will be free time to use the leisure facilities in the hotel or some shopping in Portlaoise town. In the evenings, we enjoy a meal together and there are toys, games, arts and crafts for the children. If your child has been recently diagnosed with a hearing loss, this weekend is highly recommended for your family.


We hope you will join us in October, if you have any queries please do not hesitate to get in contact

Siobhán Egan
Family Resource Worker
Mobile: 086 605 2205


Parents who attended said…

“Expectations were surpassed”

“A really informative weekend”

“We really benefited from the weekend”

“Great weekend,
loved meeting other families”

“brilliant weekend, highly recommend”

“Exceeded expectations,
I just loved it and feel
so much better.”

“Found a great comfort and support. Really enjoyable”


Please see booking forms and further details below




Newly Diagnosed Weekend October 2018 Information

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NDW October 2018 Booking Form

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