Over 35 years serving dublin

Dublin Hearing Aid Centre was set up at 67 Lower Dorset Street in 1985 by Gerry Kenny. In the same year, Brian started to work as a technician in Advance Hearing Aid Centre who were then located in Store Street beside Busaras, having been interviewed and hired by Jim Sharkey. (Louise was 2 months old at the time)

Brian moved with Advance to Aston Quay in the same year, and continued with them for 10 years before leaving to set up his own Hearing Aid Manufacturing company. Acoustic Technologies is still going strong under new ownership.

In 2014 Brian took over at Dublin Hearing Aid Centre from Gerry who was retiring. Having been the main supplier of hearing aids to Gerry, Brian was the ideal candidate to ensure that patients continued to get the very best in care going forward.

In 2017 Brian bought the remaining parts of Advance Hearing in Dublin and Raheny and in 2019 incorporated all into Dublin Hearing Aid Centre in Dorset Street.

Our long term colleague and mentor, Jim Sharkey, having joined us again with the Advance take over in 2017, decided to retire finally in 2019. We wish him a long and happy retirement and we will keep in regular touch.

Sadly, Gerry Kenny passed away in 2019 following a short illness, he is greatly missed.

Dublin Hearing Aid Centre is a family business owned by Brian and Yvonne Coffey, and they were joined in 2013 by their Daughters Louise as Audiologist, and Susan at Accounts.

James Sharkey
James Sharkey Audiologist (retired) Read Bio
Louise Coffey
Louise Coffey Audiologist and Hearing Therapist Read Bio
Brian Coffey
Brian Coffey Managing Director and Chief Audiologist Read Bio

Jim was in the hearing aid business for over 40 years, and was the president of the Irish Society of Hearing Aid Audiologists.

He retired in 2019, and is happily spending more time with his family and his grandchildren

Louise joined the family's hearing aid business in 2013 and studied Audiology in Aston University in Birmingham. Having qualified with a Bsc (hons) she went to work for the NHS in Buckinghamshire for 3 years. She rejoined the team at Dublin Hearing aid Centre in 2017 and is currently studying for her Masters degree in Audiology and Hearing therapy.

Brian started in the hearing aid industry as a repair technician for Advance Hearing Centre in 1985. Advance were still in Store Street beside Busaras back then, they moved to Aston Quay the same year. He began to manufacture 'Custom In The Ear' hearing aids in 1986.

Brian is the founder of Ireland's only hearing aid manufacturer, he is a City &Guilds qualified electronics technician, and is a fellow of the Irish Society of Hearing Aid Audiologists. Brian Lives in Dun Laoghaire with his Wife, has 5 grown up children and is a devoted science fiction fanatic.

Latest product release

Game-changing sound.

During April 2020 we hope to launch the new Starkey Livio Edge AI providing you with instantaneous adjustments for the most challenging listening situations.

  • Hear speech comfortably even in busy settings while unwanted noise is suppressed.

  • Get superior sound quality, clarity, more natural hearing and effortless transitions.

  • Stream crisp, clear phone calls and experience music the way it was meant to be heard.

  • Connect via Bluetooth® with accessories and select smartphones.*

*Remote Microphone + is required for certain Android devices

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