Irish – and English Language
In Ireland, exemption from Irish language classes is routine, especially if the student’s English is still developing when their class starts to learn Irish.
Students at post-primary (high school) level should choose subjects they enjoy, and are good at. This will make school work easier and more satisfying.
Languages and Music
Deaf students with good English language skills can learn modern European languages the same way they did English – visually, and through reading.
Foreign languages can be learned even if the oral or aural part of an exam is waived. Some great tips are on this site.
The same applies to music. When a student wants to learn to play an instrument as a subject, or hobby, that’s great.
Sports and Hearing
Students with cochlear implants enjoy most sports, except boxing, rugby & some martial arts.
A helmet is advised for contact sports. MycroSport in Cork (Ireland) custom-makes helmets for hearing-device wearers.