Check our Media page for all recent media coverage and interviews.
Backing Startup Ballymun’s Small Business Event
Posted November 18th, 2017
Sound Advice was invited by Startup Ballymun to speak at a mentor event for newer entrepreneurs.
Return To Lisbon For Web Summit 2017
Posted November 13th, 2017
Sound Advice returned to Lisbon for #WebSummit 2017 under the Women in Technology initiative.
Notonos Global’s #10KBoss Book Profiles Sound Advice
Posted September 5th, 2017
One of three contributing authors to Notonos Global’s #10KBoss book, is from Ireland (Caroline Carswell, Sound Advice).
The 95 Decibels Film Returns To Dublin
Posted May 5th, 2017
Meet the film-making Meyers family from NJ with a panel of young adults from Ireland who wear cochlear implants.
Sound Advice Attends #DublinTechSummit 2017
Posted February 16th, 2017
The first Dublin Tech Summit focused to digital disruption, women in technology, ideas into action and personal branding.
Mentoring At #HackAccessDublin 2016
Posted November 30th, 2016
EH2030: Discussing Patient-Led Innovations
Posted November 25th, 2016
Web Summit 2016 (Lisbon)
Posted November 15th, 2016
Sound Advice attended the 2016 Web Summit in Portugal, through the global Women in Technology initiative.
Sound Advice Wins An International Award For Inclusive Education
Posted February 14th, 2016
Sound Advice exhibited at the UN office in Vienna, as a top-100 global inclusive education entity in the Zero Project.
Ireland’s ENT Services Have Long Hospital Waiting Lists
Posted January 25th, 2016
Caroline Carswell presented at an Open Data Health Night hosted by Open Knowledge Ireland and Wikimedia (Dublin).
#AVTchat Twitter Sessions Begin
Posted October 17th, 2015
Public Service Innovation Using Design (Conference)
Posted June 15th, 2015
Sound Advice attended the SPIDER network’s final conference in Dublin, Ireland on public service innovation.
Apps For Realtime Speech To Text
Posted March 23rd, 2015
Smartphone-based speech-to-text tools were presented in the March ezine issued by O’Herlihy Access Consulting.
Keynote Panelist at Family Medicine 2.0 – Innovation and Awareness
Posted February 24th, 2015
Insights about cochlear implants were shared as a panel speaker at the second Vasco da Gama Forum in Dublin.
Seminar: The Link Between Hearing And Speech
Posted December 7th, 2014
Sound Advice explored the 30 million words idea with Chrissy Morris (US) and Michelle Moore (ELI, National College).
New e-Book, “Teaching A Deaf Child To Hear And Speak… Perfectly”
Posted November 4th, 2014
How a child’s spoken language-learning can be built into family routines, and why parent education is so essential.
Sound Advice Identifies As A Disruptive Entity
Posted October 27th, 2014
Disruptive principles in business leadership, as defined at a masterclass about innovation at UCD’s Nova Academy.
IDK Rebrands As Sound Advice
Posted August 24th, 2014
During summer 2014, IDK rebranded as Sound Advice and moved to a new website domain.
IDK Reaches Finals Of The 2014 Social Media Awards (Ireland)
Posted May 20th, 2014
IDK was a finalist in the Online PR category of Ireland’s Social Media Awards and semi-finalist in the Best SME Blog.
‘Small Business Can‘ Website Features IDK’s Startup Story
Posted April 1st, 2014
IDK’s start-up story is on the Ulster Bank-sponsored ‘Small Business Can’ site, in the 7th anniversary month of seeking seed capital.
Article Published In UK’s ‘Journal of Inclusive Practice‘
Posted March 5th, 2014
IDK’s workshop write-up from the NADP-uk.org 2013 conference is in the Conference Edition of the JIPFHE.
Business Post: This Life – ‘New Windows On The World‘
Posted February 3rd, 2014
IDK was quoted in a two-page Sunday Business Post magazine feature on cochlear implants and consumer technology.
Posted December 20th, 2013
On December 18th, Ireland’s health minister, James Reilly, delivered the best possible Christmas gift Team IDK could get.
Kanchi 500 – Start The Conversation
Posted December 5th, 2013
IDK’s Caroline Carswell features in a six-minute video by Kanchi Ireland, for International Day of People with Disability.
IDK Presents at Teaching Council’s Feilte expo
Posted October 5th, 2013
IDK presented on school acoustics at Feilte 2013, the Teaching Council’s showcase to mark World Teachers’ Day.
“How I Learn” teacher-sourced book to benefit Barnardo’s
Posted October 4th, 2013
“How I Learn”, a book about learning styles, launched at Feilte 2013. IDK contributed to the book via Twitter, @soundadvice_pro.
IDK: Starter of Student Petition To Retain AIT’s Audiology Course
Posted August 26th, 2013
In July 2013, the four-year BSc. in Audiology degree course at AIT was suddenly dropped. IDK worked with the students to reinstate this course under the HSE’s 2011 National Audiology Review roadmap for hearing-services.
IDK in Charity Hack 2013: Innovative Fundraising Campaigns
Posted August 16th, 2013
In Dublin, IDK and four other entities benefited from Charity Hack 2013 to address financing challenges.
Mindset Change (Essential): Transforming Perceptions of Ability
Posted July 2nd, 2013
IDK hosted a workshop, “Mindset Change”, at the 2013 conference of the UK’s National Association of Disability Practitioners (NADP).
IDK in AHEAD’s 25th Anniversary Publication
Posted March 28th, 2013
IDK’s Caroline Carswell is in AHEAD’s 25th anniversary book, detailing how graduates with disability moved into their workplaces.
Free Seminar: “Feeling Isolated? You’re Not Alone!” (Feb 12th)
Posted January 16th, 2013
IDK held a FREE seminar for deaf teens and their parents to explore strategies when social isolation occurs.
IDK: Catalyst, Happy New Ear campaign for bilateral ear implants
Posted December 22, 2012
Families of children with cochlear implants who met on IDK’s Facebook page wrote to the Minister for Health, Dr James Reilly, after The Examiner revealed over 350 children must wait up to six years for second implants.
Video: What IDK Is About, And What We Do
Posted December 7, 2012
In autumn 2012, IDK’s pitch won a professionally-produced, explainer video in a CSR give-away by Tailored Films.
ITV Launches A Mobile Story-Book App
Posted October 16, 2012
The IDK book, “A Birthday For Ben”, is in ITV’s story-book app with audio, images, video, and subtitles for shared reading.
IDK Presents At ‘Transition From Higher Education To Work’
Posted October 6, 2012
IDK’s Caroline Carswell presented at the “Transition From Higher Education To Work” conference, in Ghent, Belgium.
Waterford Rose To Auction Tralee Dress For IDK
Posted September 4, 2012
The Waterford Rose, Lorna Ferncombe, offered to auction her festival dress to highlight child deafness in Ireland.
Win A GAA Helmet With Mycro Sportsgear & IDK
Posted August 26, 2012
Mycro Sportsgear gave IDK a gift just for you! It’s a GAA sports helmet, to which metal grids can be added to guard hearing-devices.
IDK’s Fifth Birthday – August 2012
Posted August 1st, 2012
For IDK’s fifth birthday, some past interns shared their impressions of working with IDK.
IDK Short-listed in National Entrepreneurial Business Awards 2012
Posted April 15th, 2012
IDK was short-listed in Ireland’s Entrepreneurial Business Awards for 2012.
Barcelona’s “Cities For All” Hosts IDK’s Captioning Presentation
Posted April 12th, 2012
Barcelona-based “Towns and Cities For All” European network for universal design, asked to host IDK’s CESI 2012 slides on its website.
TeachNet.ie: Closed Captioning In The Classroom
Posted March 24th, 2012
The TeachNet.ie blog cited IDK’s points from CESI 2012, with practical advice for classroom captioning projects.
Student Hearing Awareness Day At Trinity College
Posted March 6th, 2012
Specsavers‘ Dublin branch contacted IDK after some students at Trinity College requested ideas for a Hearing Awareness Day during Rag Week.
Classroom Captioning At CESI 2012 Conference
Posted February 26th, 2012
IDK presented on classroom captions at CESI 2012, with the theme of TEACHnology: merging teaching and technology.
IDK Shares Insights With ‘All About Business’
Posted January 31st, 2012
IDK was interviewed by AllAboutBusiness.ie, the Bank of Ireland-sponsored site for start-ups & small firms in Ireland.
Write-Up: IDK’s Post-School Seminar (Nov 2011)
Posted November 11th, 2011
IDK’s seminar, “Exploring Post-School and College Options”, was held in Dublin.
IDK Event: “Technology and Deaf Children in Mainstream Settings”
Posted October 11th, 2011
The presentation slides are online from IDK’s event, “Technology and Deaf Children in Mainstream Settings“.
IDK Receives CHY2 Status From Revenue
Posted September 7th, 2011
IDK, a social enterprise with charitable status, received CHY2 status from Revenue.
IDK Shortlisted in Elevate PR’s €10K PR Campaign
Posted August 14th, 2011
For its tenth birthday, Elevate PR offered a €10K PR campaign to a small firm or non-profit in Ireland that wrote the best 500-word pitch.
‘Actions Speak Louder Than Words’ Project Wins YSI Category
Posted May 29th, 2011
The Young Social Innovators group from Drogheda that IDK teamed with, won their final in the 2011 competition.
IDK Nominated In Ireland’s Social Media Awards
Posted May 13th, 2011
IDK was nominated in Ireland’s 2011 Social Media Awards, in the ‘Innovative Use’ category.
Drogheda Young Social Innovators Group Reaches The Finals
Posted April 11th, 2011
A YSI group in Drogheda, Co Louth, whose project IDK advise on, got short-listed for the 10th YSI annual showcase.
IDK’s Supported Mainstreaming For Deaf Children Event
Posted March 19th, 2011
The presentation slides are online from IDK’s Mainstreaming event, “Choice, Options, Possibilities“, on March 4th, 2011.
Young Social Innovators Group Working With IDK
Posted February 22, 2011
In late 2010, a group of YSI students from Greenhill, Drogheda, submitted a project on hearing to the 2011 YSI contest.
IDK Nominated In Irish Blog Awards 2011
Posted February 19, 2011
IDK was nominated in the Irish Blog Awards 2011 (Specialist category).
IDK Shortlisted In Ulster Bank Business Achievers Awards 2010
Posted January 17, 2011
IDK was short-listed in the Ulster Bank Business Achievers Awards 2010 (Leinster finals), in the social enterprise category.
IDK Receives €2k From The 2010 HSE-National Lottery Fund
Posted December 30, 2010
IDK received €2k from the HSE National Lottery Fund for its Life-Skills workshops for deaf & hard-of-hearing teens.
edcoDigital Invites IDK To Submit Lesson Plans
Posted November 02, 2010
IDK’s lesson plans for primary and post-primary students are on edcoDigital.ie, for teachers to deliver
ITV Animates IDK’s “Ben” Book In BSL
Posted October 13, 2010
IDK’s “A Birthday For Ben” book was animated in BSL with text and sound by ITV, the UK’s biggest commercial TV network.
IDK Receives €2k At Dublin Bus CSP 2010 Awards
Posted September 16, 2010
IDK received €2,000 in funding from the 2010 Dublin Bus Community Support Programme (CSP).
Workshop For Teenagers (Dublin, October 2010)
Posted August 31, 2010
IDK hosted a full-day Life Skills workshop for deaf & hard-of-hearing teens aged 16 to 19, in Dublin during mid-term break.
The IDK Team Digitises A Parents’ Audiology Information Pack
Posted July 31, 2010
With parents saying they felt lost on confirming their child’s deafness, IDK digitised a Parents’ Pack with permission from the HSE.
IDK Receives A Place on Creativity: Unlocked Training Course
Posted June 23, 2010
From July 12 to 18, 2010 IDK qualified to attend the Creativity: Unlocked training course, in Austria.
IDK Wins €4,000 With 3 Business
Posted April 23, 2010
Small firms in Ireland were invited by 3 Mobile and the Sunday Business Post, to pitch for €4,000 to boost their business in 2010. IDK’s pitch won the competition.
IDK Receives Ireland’s Education eGovernment Award 2010
Posted February 23, 2010
IDK won the Education category at the eighth annual Ireland eGovernment Awards ceremony in Dublin.
These awards “recognise the innovators, developers, forward thinkers and experts who are
pioneering the changes … in how the Irish Government delivers services to its citizens.”
IDK Receives Charitable Tax Exemption Status from Revenue
Posted August 24, 2009
IDK received its charitable tax exemption number (CHY 18589) from Revenue. NOTE: in 2014, this status is being dropped.
Childrens’ Book – “A Birthday For Ben” Is Launched
Posted July 17, 2009
The childrens’ book, “A Birthday For Ben”, is written by author Kate Gaynor and illustrated by Deaf artist Karen Quirke.
Create (Artist in the Community) Funding Received
Posted May 25, 2009
IDK and its arts-health partner, Helium, got funding for a “Learning Language Is Fun!” project with parents to support early spoken language development in deaf children.
IDK Receives an Enterprise Ireland Innovation Voucher
Posted April 12, 2009
In March 2009, IDK received an Innovation Voucher for EUR 5,000 from Enterprise Ireland.