Entries sought for hidden hearing hero awards

Kilkenny entries are being sought for Ireland’s first awards initiative to highlight the achievements of those who are Deaf or hard of hearing.

Kilkenny entries are being sought for Ireland’s first awards initiative to highlight the achievements of those who are Deaf or hard of hearing.

The ‘Hidden Hearing Heroes Awards’, created by Ireland’s premier hearing healthcare provider Hidden Hearing in association with the Irish Deaf Society, is seeking nominations for those who are Deaf or hard of hearing and have made a significant contribution to society, their community, workplace, family or through sporting excellence.

The Awards is a joint initiative between Hidden Hearing and the Irish Deaf Society. Across eight categories, members of the public can nominate their ‘hero’ who they feel deserves to be recognised for an Award and nominees can also nominate themselves. Submissions can be made by email, post or by sign language through video. Award categories include a social contribution award, supporter award and lifetime achievement award.

Nominations can be submitted online at www.hiddenhearing.ie , by requesting a nomination form at awards@hiddenhearing.ie or by filling out an entry form in Hidden Hearing’s 65 branches around the country or at the Irish Deaf Society headquarters, 30 Blessington Street, Dublin 7. Video nominations with Irish Sign Language can also be submitted which will be transcribed by the Irish Deaf Society – contact awards@irishdeafsociety.ie or 01-8601878. The closing date for nominations is Friday 12th August and the winners will be announced at an Awards ceremony in Dublin in late August.