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Information Weekend for Families with
Children Newly Diagnosed with a Hearing Loss
Posted: 17th May 2015

DeafHear Friday 11th October Sunday 13th October 2013

Friday 2nd October to Sunday 4th October 2015
in The Heritage Hotel, Portlaoise, Co Laois

“Really glad we attended as we had very little knowledge of hearing loss beforehand”

“The weekend exceeded my expectations I enjoyed everything, especially the opportunity to meet other families and children with a hearing loss at all different ages.”
“Thoroughly enjoyed the weekend, met some lovely families, shared our experiences and learnt so much more about our child’s hearing loss than we had known to date” “I was not sure about the weekend, but after it I am delighted I attended as it was a fantastic experience”

Parents who attended said…

Family Information Weekend

On the first weekend in October 2015, will host its bi-annual information weekend for families with children who have been newly diagnosed with a hearing loss. The previous weekends were a great success and the feedback from the families that attended was extremely positive, some of these comments can be seen above. While visiting the website please take the opportunity to look at our Parents Corner Web Site which has information specifically for parents. Adventure 2015

More Informaion:

ParParents Corner is a section on DeafHear’s website dedicated to providing information and support to parents...


The weekend will bring families from across the country together, to give you the opportunity to gain information about supports available locally and nationally from professionals and peers. The weekend will be led by experienced DeafHear staff. In attendance will be relevant professionals, all of whom have a vast amount of experience working with children with a hearing loss. There will be a session with a Deaf person and their sibling / family members regarding their experiences growing up in a hearing family. There will also be ample opportunities to talk to other families and DeafHear staff.

We are pleased to offer children aged 14 years and under the chance to take part in a wide range of activities in age–appropriate childcare rooms run by trained and experienced childcare workers, while parents participate in the sessions.

The weekend is residential to enable families to share their experiences
in a supportive and confidential environment.

The Heritage Hotel is in Portlaoise Town, only one mile from the Dublin/Limerick/Cork Motorway – the most accessible central location in Ireland. This luxury 4 star midlands hotel is only one hour from Dublin with direct rail access from any part of the country. The hotel offers a number of family rooms (limited to 4 family members – a supplement may be incurred if additional accommodation is required), residents also have access to a fitness suite and swimming pool.

The cost of attending the weekend is €70 per adult (16 and over) and €40 per child (under 16) for the weekend. All accommodation, meals, information pack and children’s activities will be provided by DeafHear.

If you would like to participate in this weekend, please complete the booking form and return by Friday 18th September 2015, or if you would like more information please contact:

Siobhán Egan
Family Resource Worker
Mobile: 086 605 2205

(Places are very limited, to avoid disappointment please book early).




Newly Diagnosed Weekend October 2015:
Information and Booking Form

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