Our team

Blackberry Hearing was established to offer a uniquely, positive customer experience for those wishing to address their hearing loss.

Our Audiologists

  • Rian Breathnach,
    BSc. Audiology

    Rian is a Galway native from Spiddal. He 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...

  • Una Maguire,
    MSc. 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. Seirbhís trí...

  • Daragh McGowan,
    BSc. Audiology

    Daragh has eight years in-clinic experience with the daily 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...

  • Claire Bolger,
    BAgSc, MAgSc, HDip- HAA (Hearing Aid Audiology)

    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...

  • Rita Foley,
    BSc. Audiology

    Rita has been a regional Audiologist for Blackberry Hearing, covering the South East of Ireland since 2016. Rita manages a number of our clinics in Kildare, Carlow, Waterford and Wexford. Rita gained a Bachelor of Science degree in Audiology from Athlone Institute of Technology and has since...

  • John Vereker,
    FdSc HAA and MBSHAA Audiology

    John a Kilkenny native, qualified as a Hearing Aid Audiologist in 2019 via Athlone Institute of Technology. Previously John worked in Hearcare and Eyecare for the past ten years. John has also worked in worked & live abroad, moving to Spain in 2007 while furthing his education...

  • Lauren Walsh,
    Hearing Aid Audiologist

    Meet our audiologist Lauren Walsh. Lauren has worked in audiology for over 7 years and qualified as a Hearing Aid Audiologist from Anglia Ruskin University in Cambridge in 2018. Lauren completed the micro-suction wax removal course in Aston University Birmingham in October 2018 and loves the satisfaction...

  • Clodagh Kelly,
    MSc Audiology & BSc Neuroscience

    Clodagh is a Kildare native and joined Blackberry Hearing in 2022. Clodagh completed her BSc Neuroscience in UCD and then furthered her studies with an MSc Audiology in UCC graduating in 2021. Clodagh has experience working with adult and paediatric patients in the Irish Healthcare System. Clodagh...

  • Emer O' Reilly,
    MSc. Audiology

    Emer is a Cork Native who will be covering clinics in Cork, Tipperary and Waterford. Emer obtained a BA in Psychology and Sociology in 2018 from UCC and completed an MSc in Audiology from UCC also. I believe in providing an invaluable service that benefits young and...

  • Kelvin Debruyn,
    Hearing Aid Audiologist

    Kelvin is a South African native with over ten years of experience as an Audiologist and joined Blackberry Hearing in 2023. Kelvin studied at Occutech in 2013 and registered with the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA).

  • Katie Lynam,
    MSc. Audiology

    Katie graduated with an MSc in audiology in 2023, gaining valuable experience in adult and paediatric Audiology. Katie has seen the effect that hearing loss can have on an individual's social, mental, and emotional health and is a strong advocate for early intervention and rehabilitation to help...

    • Clinic Areas:
    • Cork

Our Customer Service Team

  • Sophie Gleeson,
    Customer Service Specialist

  • Belinda Shannon,
    Customer Service Specialist

  • Graham Reddy,
    Customer Service Specialist

  • Katie Thompson,
    Customer Service Specialist

  • Kyra McGarry,
    Customer Service Specialist

  • Siobhan Masson,
    Customer Service Specialist

  • Anne Herley,
    Customer Service Specialist

  • Anna Harney,
    Digital Marketing Specialist

  • Martine Sullivan,
    Customer Service Specialist

  • Rachel McKeogh,
    Customer Service Specialist

  • Mary Lynch,
    Customer Service Specialist

  • Triona Hayes Finn,
    Customer Service Specialist

  • Celine Masson,
    Customer Service Specialist

  • Clodagh Wilson,
    Customer Service Specialist

  • Nadia Meslouhi,
    Customer Service Specialist

Our Management

  • David Gleeson,
    Co-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...

  • John Ryan,
    Co-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...

  • Matt Gleeson,
    General Manager

  • Evelyn McKeogh,
    Business Development Manager

  • Luke Higgins,
    Head of Data

  • Geraldine O'Connor,
    Accountant

  • Patrick Maher,
    Digital Marketing Manager

  • Michelle McManus,
    Operations Manager

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