“The Sound Barrier“, an hour-long public education documentary about cochlear implants in Ireland, screened on RTE, the state television channel on Tuesday, July 14th at 21:35. View the documentary here in its entirety, with the trailer at the end of this post. Celebrating Bionic Hearing For Children In July 2014, bilateral cochlear implants for children
On December 18th 2013, Ireland’s health minister, James Reilly, delivered one of the best possible Christmas presents the Sound Advice team could have received. His health-service plan for 2014 listed €3.22 million to develop pediatric services for bilateral cochlear implants at the national cochlear implant centre at Beaumont Hospital in Dublin. Bilateral Pediatric Implants Funded
Sound Advice (formerly IDK) is six years old today (Aug. 28th, 2013). For a venture that began with €5k and a website name, that’s a real achievement in a recession, particularly when change-making is a priority. Six years with no core, church or state funding This self-financing is a big Sound Advice ‘win’. Another is
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
Nursing – and audiology. Two degrees that a deaf person might not think of, or be encouraged to take. Zoe Williams, of Ballarat, Victoria (Australia), has changed that perception. Now a qualified audiologist, she shares her story. See / Read: A Day In The Life of An Audiologist Zoe says she doesn’t have anything more
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