Organizations for the deaf · Interpretation services · Note-taking service · Support for people with hearing problems · Support for parents · Support for tinnitus · Accessible information services. The Irish Society for the Deaf runs the ISL Act Intercommunity Group, which is a group of national organizations and service providers working in the deaf community. As deaf people finish high school and prepare for college or careers, the National Center for the Deaf wants them to succeed. IDS is a member of the World Federation of the Deaf and of the European Union of the Deaf and has consulted with international bodies representing deaf people in relation to a series of social problems affecting deaf people.
Deaf Village Ireland Ratoath Road Cabra Dublin 7 D07 W94H Republic of Ireland See the contact page for company information. The Cork Deaf Association, the advocacy group for deaf or hard of hearing people in Cork, will offer free hearing tests today (Monday) at its MacCurtain Street facilities, as part of the Cork Hearing Awareness Week, a series of events between Monday 17 and 21 October. There are no precise statistics on the size of the deaf community in Ireland, but it is estimated that 5000 people communicate in Irish Sign Language (ISL) as their main language along with a community of an estimated 40,000 people, including family, friends and people who work with deaf people in the community. The most recent data from the Central Statistics Office shows that there are more than 103,000 deaf or hard of hearing people in Ireland.
Sarah Good, coordinator of the Cork Deaf Association, encourages people to participate in the week and to learn about the support available.