Children and families

Are you a parent of a Deaf or Hard of Hearing child? Perhaps you have a new baby who has just been diagnosed with hearing loss. Chime is here to help, with a range of services, events and social groups designed to support and guide you throughout your journey.

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Children and Families' Team

Chime’s Children and Family Team are dedicated to working with parents to provide the information and extra support you need to help your child reach their full potential. The Children and Family Team are here for you at every stage of your journey, from understanding the initial diagnosis, to enhancing language development and social skills for your child. The team run a number of events to help you to learn more and get involved with the Chime community.

  • Meet other parents and talk to our experts at our Newly Diagnosed Weekends


  • Chat with parents following the same path as you, share experiences and discover a circle of support at our Parent and Toddler Social Groups.

  • Run by parents for parents, Our New Ears is dedicated to supporting families of children with hearing loss.


  • Our Children and Family Team host a range of events around education and information as well as social meet ups.


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Extra support

If you need a extra support for you, your child or family member, we also offer other services.

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Get connected

Sharing stories and experiences, meeting people following the same path and hearing from parents who have been where you are, can really help you to find your way on this journey. Chime host a range of social events designed to help you to get to know other parents and children, to make friends and have fun. You can find out more about our social events here.

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Understanding Hearing Loss brochure

This brochure has been designed to answer your questions around hearing loss. You can download it here.

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We can help

Take a look at some of the services we offer that might be of help to you and your child. Simply click on the link to find out more.
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Irish Sign Language

If you want to communicate with someone who uses Irish Sign Language (ISL), you can pick up some phrases and words here.