_Introducing our

Children & Family Team

If you are the parent of a child who has been diagnosed with hearing loss, the Children and Family Team are here to help and support you through information, advice, events and social groups.

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Children and Family Team

Are you the parent of a Deaf or Hard of Hearing child? Has your baby recently been diagnosed with a hearing loss? Are you looking for advice and support or want to know more about assistive technology? 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.



What we do

As the parent of a Deaf of Hard of Hearing child, it is natural to have concerns and questions about supporting them as they grow. The Children and Family Team are here to give you all the information and help you need to ensure that your Deaf or Hard of Hearing child reaches their full potential. Deafness or hearing loss is not in itself a barrier to learning, so we focus on giving you the specialist information you need to support your child’s development in important areas such as language, reading and social skills.

We also provide practical advice on government entitlements and liaise with schools, visiting teachers, families, audiology, speech and language therapists and occupational therapists, referring some parents and children on to other specialist services if it is needed.

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Children and family events

Meeting other parents of Deaf or Hard of Hearing children can be a great way to find support. Sharing experiences and stories can be reassuring. For children with hearing loss and their siblings, meeting others who are on the same journey can be empowering. At Chime we encourage all of our clients to get involved in our community and we host local and national events to connect you with other families on the same journey. You are welcome to come and meet other families at activities that include our twice yearly Newly Diagnosed Weekends, educational webinars, online workshops and a wide variety of camps and social events for children, families and young people. To find our full schedule of family events and workshops, check out our News and Events page.
_Sometimes you need some

Extra support

If your child needs some extra support or has complex additional needs, we are here to help you to work through these challenges.  When needed the Children and Family Team work closely with our Social Work Team and our Deaf Specialist Multi-Disciplinary Team to ensure that every child gets the individual assistance they need.

_Your questions


  • Getting in touch with the Children and Family Team is easy. You can contact your local Chime office or email us at familysupport@chime.ie and a member of the team will be in touch.

  • No, you do not need to be involved with our services in order to attend our events.