About one-quarter of  people with tinnitus report it is distressing and debilitating. It can be linked with social withdrawal, an inability to concentrate, an avoidance of loud places, anxiety, depression or – in about 1 per cent of cases – suicidal ideation.

An Irish made tongue-stimulation device has proved effective in treating 80 per cent of people suffering from tinnitus in clinical trials in Dublin an(...)

 A girl wearing ear protection attends the Primavera Sound Festival in Porto, Portugal.  Photograph:  Jose Coelho/ EPA

You know that ringing in your ear you get after a particularly loud rock concert? All those screaming guitar solos, high-pitched synths and amp feedba(...)

Ross O’Neill of Neuromod Devices with a Mutebutton

For some it’s a high-pitched drone, for others a whooshing, hissing or buzzing. The layman’s name for it is “ringing in your ears”. The medical term i(...)

Dermot Desmond invested in cyber-security firm Vahna. Photograph: Eric Luke

There are few Irish investors better than Dermot Desmond at spotting the next big thing. His latest investment in Vahna, a cyber-security firm, comes (...)

A new National Security Agency (NSA) data gathering facility is seen under construction in Bluffdale, about 40 kms south of Salt Lake City, Utah. Photograph:  Jimmy Urquhart/ Reuters)

IIU, the private equity firm led by financier Dermot Desmond, has invested in Vahna, a cyber-security firm. The United States company is led by Brenda(...)