€300k payout for deaf teen

A 17-year-old boy has settled a High Court action for €300,000 over an alleged delay in diagnosing his profound deafness.

Liam Burke from Castlemaine, Co Kerry, claimed his hearing loss was not picked up until he was more than three years of age.

Through his mother Mary Burke, he sued the HSE and and a senior audiologist operating out of Kerry General Hospital, Patricia Heffernan.

Mr Justice Kevin Cross was told the settlement was without admission of liability.