COVID-19 Deaf and Hard of Hearing Communications Resources

For people who are deaf or hard of hearing, communicating in a health setting such as a busy clinic or ward situation can be difficult.

The COVID-19 pandemic and the necessity for many healthcare staff to wear face masks have made communication even more difficult, especially for people who may rely on lip-reading.


The Irish Deaf Society and Chime, in partnership with the HSE, have prepared resources for use by Healthcare workers and people who are deaf or hard of hearing. These can be found here and include guidelines for staff, communication supports and videos in Irish Sign Language

Contact Details

Covid-19 Support


Tel: 071 96 50473
Freephone: 1800 852 389
Email: covidsupport@leitrimcoco.ie
Web: covidsupport.leitrimcoco.ie

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