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Ear Machine

Ear Machine increases accessibility to excellent hearing through hearing science and consumer technology

  • Stage Prototype Ready
  • Industry Mobile
  • Location Chicago, IL, USA
  • Currency USD
  • Employees 3
  • Website

Company Summary

Ear Machine’s core competency and intellectual property is in the science that reduces hundreds of hearing aid parameters into two unidimensional controllers. When users manipulate the controllers, a hearing-science based algorithm allows them to optimize their hearing quickly and easily with a smartphone. We partner with smartphone OS developers and audio hardware manufacturers (consumer and hearing health) to make good hearing more accessible.


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    Andrew Sabin PhD
    Managing Member

    Inventor of core Ear Machine technologies. Twelve years of NIH-funded hearing research. Extensive experience in mobile/web development, machine learning and data science.

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    Dianne Van Tasell PhD
    Senior Scientist

    Twenty years’ NIH-funded research on hearing (U of MN). Eighteen years in hearing aid industry: six as R&D director at major manufacturer and twelve as consultant. Experience with FDA regulatory practices on hearing aids.

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    Business Developer

    Twenty years in bionic medical device industry. Clinically certified audiologist. Non-profit board member / trustee of deaf advocacy organizations.

Previous Investors

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    The National Institutes of Health (SBIR Phase I, II, RO1)
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    The Capita Foundation