Breakthrough for Taylor Beth and Happy New Ear campaign

2014 will be a ‘Happy New Ear’ for a young Donegal couple and their daughter following Wednesday morning’s announcement that €3.22 million has been allocated to introduce the provision of bilateral hearing implants.

Minister ignores plight of deaf children in Budget

A DONEGAL couple campaigning to get the State to introduce bilateral Cochlear implants for deaf children have expressed disappointment over the government’s failure to allocate funding in Budget 2014.

Donegal couple support ‘Happy New Ear’ campaign for daughter Taylor Beth (2)

IF YOU had the ability to treat blindness, would you only cure one eye? This is the comparison campaigners for the State to provide funding for two implants to deaf or partially deaf children and adults in Ireland are making. Alison and John McFadden, Letterkenny, are members of the Happy New Ear campaign which is petitioning for signatures to present to Minister for Health, Dr James Reilly TD, asking him to provide funding for bilateral Cochlear implants for deaf children in Ireland.