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 US Ambassador to Ireland, Kevin O’Malley, hosted the event “Wired For Sound: Treating Deafness With Cochlear Implants” at his Dublin residence on July 15, 2016. Representatives from Ireland’s National Cochlear Implant Centre, Trinity College’s Neuroengineering team and the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, attended – with guests from the Vanderbilt Bill Wilkerson Centre
A certain irony existed in being asked by Dr Peter Sloane, to join a panel at the Vasco da Gama Movement Forum in Dublin – after doctors in the 1970s had said I would never talk. Before this call to speak on the science of cochlear implants, the VdGM (Vasco da Gama Movement), the WONCA Europe Working Group for New
Disruptive principles in business leadership were recently presented by Dr Trish Gorman (US) in Dublin, at a masterclass with the IntertradeIreland All-Island Innovation Programme. For Sound Advice, this masterclass confirmed: Sound Advice is a disruptive entity (modernising Ireland’s deaf sector and education) The disruptive effect of bilateral cochlear implants (children hear speech in both ears) Visible role models transmit core values, coach
In February 2014, Sound Advice was quoted in a two-page feature in the Sunday Business Post magazine, with predictions for future hearing technologies. Many thanks to the Oman family for contributing insights to family life when two boys wear cochlear implants. Get both pages as PDFs: Page Fourteen and Page Fifteen. Click on this image
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