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Blackberry Hearing was established to offer a uniquely, positive customer experience for those wishing to address their hearing loss.  Offering the latest technology in hearing aids, with a team of highly qualified audiologists, Blackberry Hearing commits to providing the best possible hearing solution at the best prices, sometimes 50% less than other hearing aid providers.

Senior Management

John Ryan
John RyanCo-Founder
John, a mechanical engineer by degree, comes from a business background where putting the customer first was always a priority. Co-founding Blackberry Hearing with Dave Gleeson, they designed the company by drawing on their customer focused business experience. Formerly a manager of Samsung Semiconductor Ireland, John later built a large sales business servicing and selling into multinational computer companies such as Dell. He is a co-founder of Irrus Investments, one of Ireland’s largest business angel syndicates, which funds high tech startup companies.
John enjoys keeping up with science, technology and business, enjoys downtime playing golf, coaching youth rugby and spending time with family.
David Gleeson
David GleesonCo-Founder
An Ag. Graduate who worked initially in Agribusiness (Monsanto and Masstock) before moving to the energy sector (Bord na Mona and Airtricity) following the completion of an MBA. An experienced and successful builder of businesses and brands, establishing and developing the Firelog and Firepak businesses in Bord na Mona before building the electricity Supply business from start up in Airtricity.
Since the sale of Airtricity Dave has invested in a range of energy, property and biotechnology entities and is an active member of the Irrus angel investor syndicate. More recently, he co – founded Blackberry Hearing the rapidly growing supplier of cutting-edge hearing solutions in the Irish market where he remains as an executive director.
He plays golf (badly) and poker (slightly better) and enjoys family life and gardening. He has a keen interest in history and archaeology having completed a BA and MA in Classics and Archaeology in his 50s.
Matt Gleeson
Matt GleesonGeneral Manager
Joined Blackberry Hearing in 2018 after working with large multinationals in Ireland, the Caribbean and the USA. Matt brings a host of Product & Operational Management experience to the company,
Luke Higgins
Luke HigginsHead of Data
Luke, a physicist by doctoral degree, comes from both an academic and management consulting background. He has a passion for using the power of innovative technology and data to both improve people’s lives and drive real business change.

Luke has worked across a number of business sectors, including financial services, insurance and pharmaceuticals, and he has successfully helped his clients to improve their business processes and unlock the value in their data. Luke enjoys keeping up with the latest physics discoveries (which is most unfortunate for his colleagues within earshot), socializing with family and friends, and the odd bit of poker on a Monday night


Bernadine Kilbride
Bernadine KilbrideAudiologist - B.Sc. (Audiology)
Bernadine Kilbride from Co. Laois joined Blackberry Hearing in 2016 after studying Audiology in Athlone. Bernadine enjoys music, travel & dancing.
Rhea Finnegan
Rhea FinneganAudiologist - M.Sc. (Audiology)
Rhea Finnegan from Ballina, Mayo joined Blackberry Hearing in September 2017. Rhea completed her undergraduate degree in Psychological studies and Sociology and Politics in NUI, Galway in 2015. She then went on to complete her Masters in Audiology in August 2017. Rhea covers a number of our clinics in the North and South of Dublin, Celbridge, Meath and Louth. In her spare time she enjoys running, spending time with family and socializing with friends.
Rita Foley
Rita FoleyAudiologist - B.Sc. (Audiology)
Rita has been a regional Audiologist for Blackberry Hearing, covering the South East of Ireland since 2016. Rita gained a Bachelor of Science degree in Audiology from Athlone Institute of Technology and has since been providing professional and clinically based hearing consultations. Rita is passionate about her career and aims to provide the best possible service at an affordable price.
Claire Bolger
Claire BolgerAudiologist
Claire began her education with a B. Ag. Sc. and M. Ag. Sc. from UCD, her career led her into the field of hearing loss where she worked as a Resource Officer for Deaf and hard of hearing people for 14 years. Her deep passion for this work prompted her back to study Audiology, where she graduated from QMU, Edinburgh in 2019 as an Hearing Aid Audiologist. In addition to her work experience and study of Audiology, Claire also lives with hearing loss herself which gives her great personal insight and empathy with her patients and the communication difficulties they face daily. It gives me great personal satisfaction to work with people who have hearing loss and help them regain their confidence in communicating as I have been able to do.
Hearing Assessments available through Sign Language (ISL), if anyone requires
Aisling Higgins
Aisling HigginsAudiologist - M.Sc. (Audiology)
Aisling is from County Wexford & a graduate of M.Sc. Audiology at University College Cork. She joined Blackberry Hearing in 2019 & covers a number of clinics in Leinster. Aisling is dedicated to providing the highest standards of hearing assessment and rehabilitation. She believes it is essential to ensure patients overall quality of life is improved through amplification, rehabilitation and correct referral.

In her spare time Aisling enjoys cycling and cross country running.

‘It has been a fantastic opportunity to join the Blackberry Hearing team. Their outstanding customer care ethos and latest hearing aid technology makes Blackberry a unique company’.

Rian Breathnach
Rian BreathnachAudiologist - BSc. (Audiology)
Rian Breathanch from Spiddal, Galway joined Blackberry Hearing in 2018 after completing a BSc in Audiology in Athlone IT. ‘There are few things as rewarding as improving a person’s quality of life through better hearing and I couldn’t imagine myself doing anything else. Hearing loss is an invisible barrier to communication, each day I see the effects it can have on people’s lives. The customer care ethos of the team at Blackberry Hearing, along with providing the latest in hearing aid technology at great prices, makes it great company to work for.’
Una Maguire
Una MaguireAudiologist - M.Sc. (Audiology)
Una Maguire from Dublin joined Blackberry Hearing in 2019 after studying an MSc in Audiology in University College Cork. Una is passionate about providing quality and affordable hearing care while maintaining good clinical standards. In her spare time, Una enjoys traveling and playing the fiddle.
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Daragh McGowan
Daragh McGowanAudiologist - B.Sc. (Audiology)
Daragh has five years in-clinic experience with the day to day running of an audiology clinic in the North West. Having studied in Anglia Ruskin in Cambridge, Daragh is the second generation of his family to have studied audiology.

Padraig McGowan, Daragh’s father, recently retired having served twenty years in audiology and practiced in Letterkenny for many years. Daragh will operate Blackberry Hearing’s clinics in a range of towns including Letterkenny, Ballina, Carrick On Shannon, Donegal Town, Longford and his home town of Sligo.

Having developed good working relations with local ENTs and GPs Daragh works hard to ensure his customers get the best care from Blackberry Hearing but also further assistance if medical help is required.

It’s been a fantastic experience to join the Blackberry Hearing team not least because of their great customer care ethos but also the significant price reduction they offer on the top hearing aid brands.

Engine Room Team

Evelyn McKeogh
Evelyn McKeoghBusiness Development Manager
I joined Blackberry Hearing in 2017 and I love working in a business with such strong customer focus, an area I am passionate about. My background experience includes being part of the team that launched La Roche Posay (a l’Oreal Group company) in Ireland.
Looking after the employee relocation needs of large multi-nationals in Ireland while working with Irish Relocation Services. I have many years’ experience of sales, account and office management in a range of roles. I enjoy interacting with people and am proud of the fantastic team we have built in Blackberry Hearing, both our highly qualified mobile team and our engine room team. At Blackberry Hearing, we like to treat our customers as if they were members of our own family. The team work closely together to deliver the best results for our customers in terms of service, quality and value. In my spare time I enjoy going to the gym, reading and spending quality time with family and catching up with friends.
Michelle McManus
Michelle McManusInternal Sales Executive
Sophie Gleeson
Sophie GleesonInternal Sales Executive
Katie Thompson
Katie ThompsonInternal Sales Executive
Kyra McGarry
Kyra McGarryInternal Sales Executive
Belinda Shannon
Belinda ShannonInternal Sales Executive

Blackberry Hearing Values

To transform lives by providing the best hearing aids with exceptional customer care at the most affordable prices available.

To be absolutely transparent, clear and informative on our process and prices.

To provide the best possible customer-care to all our customers from the consultation through the life of the hearing aid.

To provide the most affordable prices available for the latest technology hearing aids.


Blackberry Hearing have supplied me with extraordinary comfortable hearing aids. I’m not aware that I’m wearing them. I am aware if I am not wearing them. They are high quality and have basically changes my life. The price was also superb!

Ann Ryan

Unbelievable prices and really looked after me. I can’t speak highly enough of the folks in Blackberry Hearing.

Michael Ormonde

When we are out with a group of people, I’m in the conversation now. Everyone keeps asking me questions because they suddenly realise “What’s happening Declan? He’s chatting away now like he never did before”. They don’t realise the reason I never did before was that I couldn’t hear them!

Declan Kelly
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