Several factors shaped our 2014 move to restructure the IDK (Irish Deaf Kids) venture from a dual-registered entity with CRO and CHY status, into Sound Advice as a sole tradership. Professionalising The Venture Between 2007 and 2014 (Ireland’s recession years), the professionalism underpinning the IDK venture went unseen, despite the founder’s past exposure to digital transformation within the publishing and corporate
Ireland – the latest country in Europe to move its healthcare system to the cloud – held its first Health Innovation Week from November 19 to 24, 2016 with speakers ranging from chief information officers in healthcare from the UK and Ireland, to patients and innovators. Disrupting Healthcare Systems Healthcare is (positively) disrupted when innovation is
The Internet of Things (IoT) has evolved since 1999 and it’s only now that hearing-devices and hearables are starting to interoperate with door bells, smoke and house alarm systems. Consumer Technology As A Driver Wire-free technology provider Energous, is gearing to ship its WattUp product to wirelessly charge phones and multiple IoT devices such as
Music heard through cochlear implants is more complex for wearers to decode than speech, leading researchers to believe that simplifying key pieces of music may be one solution. Pitch and timbre are challenging to hear when music notes or instruments are similar, but this NPR piece, Deaf Jam: Experiencing Music Through A Cochlear Implant explains
Four current audiology students at the University of Texas at Dallas have hearing issues that bring an extra understanding when relating to clients during their daily work. Just 3 to 5 per cent of audiologists experience a degree of hearing loss, according to Audiology Today but supervisors and peers now agree that these insights are
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