Eimear O’Carroll and Rhona Togher set up Restored Hearing  in 2009. Their first product was a tinnitus therapy to help reduce the hearing condition

Irish start-up Restored Hearing has been awarded €2.3 million in EU funding to further commercialise its sound-absorbing technology. The company has(...)

Restored Hearing company founders Eimear O’Carroll (left) and Rhona Togher.  Photograph: Conor McCabe

Restored Hearing, the Sligo-based company behind Sound Relief, the award-winning tinnitus therapy, has developed a revolutionary new smart acoustic ma(...)

Love & Robots was founded by sisters Emer, Kate, and Aoibheann O’Daly and spanish software engineer Miguel Alonso

Irish 3D printing startup Love & Robots has won the ESB Spark of Genius Award 2014, beating off stiff competition from fellow finalists Restored H(...)

Rhona Togher and Eimear O’Carroll of Restored Hearing: “We had a number of customers for our tinnitus solution telling us that their problem was the result of exposure to noise so we decided to look at that problem,” says O’Carroll.

Hearing damage as a result of workplace noise is a problem which has been recognised for many years. Health and safety legislation requi(...)

Pat Daly, Principal Research Officer, Teagasc, with Liam Kavanagh, MD of the Irish Times; Timothy Brundle, Director of Innovation University of Ulster; Dr Marion Boland, Head of Post Award Programmes Directorate, Science Foundation Ireland; Aidan Gough, Strategy and Policy Director, InterTrade Ireland; Professor Frank Roche, Deputy College Principal, UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School,  in the Irish Times Building on Tara Street Dublin for the first round of the Irish Times/ InterTradeIreland Innovation Awards 2014.  Photograph: David Sleator

The 18 finalists in this year’s Irish Times InterTradeIreland Innovation awards comprise a varied mix of start-ups, third-level spin-offs, and well-es(...)