Ireland’s hospital waiting lists for routine procedures often feature in national news reports. Otolaryngology (ENT) wait-times were the third-longest of the publicly visible waiting lists at January 2016. Accordingly, Sound Advice was invited to present at an Open Health Data Night at the Science Gallery, Trinity College Dublin, on January 20th, 2016 in a panel
Finalist status in Ireland’s 2014 Social Media Awards – Online PR category, was gained by Sound Advice (as IDK) after these posts – compiled by Caroline Carswell. Students at Ireland’s only audiology undergraduate course at Athlone Institute of Technology are reviewing their options after learning the course is to be scrapped at the end of
After this post, families in Ireland organised via the Sound Advice Facebook group, into the ‘Happy New Ear’ campaign for bilateral implants. At end-2013, the HSE announced that bilateral pediatric cochlear implants in Ireland would be funded. Despite the progress of Ireland’s national newborn hearing test programme, parents have concerns about the lack of two (bilateral) cochlear implant
The HSE is to actively shorten hearing-test waiting-lists in its Mid-West area, which covers North Tipperary, Clare and Limerick, and consists of about 53 per cent adults and 47 per cent children, the Irish Medical Times reports. Read: New HSE initiative to cut hearing-test waiting list Only recently, the HSE advised that newborn hearing tests
A total of 1,786 children in Ireland’s Health Service Executive (HSE) South region have waited two to three years for a first hearing-assessment, with five children waiting two months for the first fitting of a hearing-aid. Sixteen minors in the region, aged from two to sixteen years old, also were not detected as having mild
At the eighth annual Ireland’s eGovernment Awards ceremony in Dublin (February, 2010), IDK (Sound Advice) beat off stiff competition to win the Education category. The awards, presented in association with Eircom, aim to “raise awareness and recognise the innovators, developers, forward thinkers and experts who are pioneering the changes happening in how the Irish Government
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