Meet The Team
Kelly Hearing is a patient-centred private diagnostic hearing clinic. Established in 1993 by Ann Kelly in a Victorian building in South Dublin, our clinical team includes Ann Kelly, Naomi Kilroy and Emer McKenna.
M.I.A.A., B.A., F.I.S.H.A.A., F.B.S.H.A.A., B.A.A.
Ann has over twenty year's experience in diagnostic Audiology and hearing aid fitting. Having qualified from the International School of Audiology in London she worked at Beaumont Hospital and the former Adelaide, Meath and National Children’s Hospital (now Tallaght Hospital) before setting up her own practice in Upper Leeson Street.
Ann continued to study completing both membership and fellowship exams of the British Society of Hearing Aid Audiologists. She was secretary of the former Irish Society of Audiology (now Irish Academy of Audiology) for many years.
In the past, Ann has lectured on Audiology to Trinity College Dublin Medical School students, to Dublin Institute of Technology, on Industrial Audiology courses, and at St. Bricken’s Military Hospital Dublin for the Defense Forces.
She has fellowship of the Irish and British Societies of Hearing Aid Audiologists, is a member of the Irish Academy of Audiology, British Society of Audiology and the British Academy of Audiology keeping her research and education up to date.
MSc., M.I.A.A., M.I.S.H.A.A.
Naomi graduated from University College Cork in 2019 with an MSc. (first-class honours) in Audiology. She comes from a strong scientific background and holds a BSc. (first class honours) in Neuroscience from University College Dublin. Naomi has experience working with both adult and paediatric populations in HSE settings throughout Ireland. She is trained as a diagnostic as well as rehabilitative audiologist. Her areas of interest include retrocochlear pathologies and tinnitus management. As part of her MSc., Naomi conducted research investigating the assessment and management of tinnitus patients by General Practitioners in Ireland. Naomi is a member of the Irish Academy of Audiology and the Irish Society of Hearing Aid Audiologists.
MSc., M.I.A.A., M.I.S.H.A.A.
In 2020 Emer graduated with a first-class honours from the MSc Audiology programme in University College Cork. Prior to her audiology career, in 2015, she gained a BA in Early Years and Childhood Studies from University College Cork and went on to spend three years working as a Primary School teacher in Dubai, U.A.E. Throughout her master’s degree, Emer spent time developing her skills in both HSE and private practices and she is qualified to deliver diagnostic and rehabilitative care to both adult and paediatric populations. Emer has a particular interest in the ototoxic effect medications have on the cochlea and she has completed a research project on this topic, specifically investigating the ototoxic effects of aminoglycosides amongst patients with cystic fibrosis. Emer has volunteered with Special Olympics Ireland as a part of their Healthy Hearing team and is a member of the Irish Academy of Audiology and Irish Society of Hearing Aid Audiologists.