Our New Ears in partnership with Chime

Our New Ears (ONE) was established in December 2012 by a group of concerned parents. ONE is a voluntary, family-led group dedicated to the needs of parents, guardians and families of children and young people who are deaf and hard of hearing (the ONE Community).  

The ONE Community is a diverse and wonderful group of families of children and young people who are deaf or hearing of hearing and use 'hearing technologies' in Ireland. Hearing technologies include CIs (cochlear implants), BAHAs (bone anchored hearing aids), hearing aids and ABIs (auditory brainstem implants). 

Chime For over fifty years, we have championed for equal rights, greater accessibility and opportunities for individuals with deafness and hearing loss. Since our inception as the National Association for the Deaf, we have changed our brand name twice to reflect our evolving advocacy campaigning - DeafHear in 2007 and, as of 1st November 2018, Chime. 

While our name has changed, our focus and values have not. We remain dedicated to a society where deafness and hearing loss doesn’t hold back an individual’s potential, personal choice or quality of life.

Our nationwide resource centres provide access to services, social workers, mental health professionals, resources, assistive technologies, as well as access to a community promoting social inclusion, events, and more.