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Soundfest: Smartphone software and hardware for people with hearing loss. Better hearing when and where you need it.

  • Stage Prototype Ready
  • Industry Consumer Products
  • Location Needham, MA, USA
  • Currency USD
  • Founded July 2011
  • Employees 3
  • Website

Company Summary

Untreated hearing loss is a large and growing problem worldwide. Traditional hearing devices fail to address the Cost, Cosmetic, Convenience and Clarity needs of those with uncompensated hearing loss. Embedding hearing-assist signal processing into smart phones, tablets, and other consumer products creates a new paradigm for hearing assistance. No longer special equipment, hearing-assistance becomes, instead, a feature in many familiar devices.


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    David W. Duehren

    David co-founded and served as Board director and CTO of Brooktrout Technology, a publicly traded technology firm in the telecommunication industry. David is a senior executive with more than 30 years’ experience managing technology and product development and building world-class organizations. He holds several patents. David received his Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Electrical Engineering from MIT.

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    Paul C Buta
    V.P. Marketing & Bus. Dev

    Paul Buta is an entrepreneur at the intersection of marketing and technology. He was COO and co-founder of Optas, a marketing services company for the pharmaceutical and medical device industry acquired by Dendrite International (Cegedim). He has also held management positions at IMS Health, AC Nielsen and Dun & Bradstreet. Paul has an MBA with honors from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, as well as a MS and BS in Electrical E

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    Tom Baran
    Senior Signal Processing Architect

    MIT PhD 2012 Digital Signal Processing Research Affiliate MIT Digital Signal Processing Group

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    Mark Eisner

    SoundFest founder. Founder ans Sr Manager of several software companies including Dynamics Assoc, Softbridge Ltd, Greatway Technologies, and FireStar Software
    Consultant to IBM, Unisys, Progress Software and Dragon Systems. MIT: BSEE.


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    Nutter, McClellan & Fish

Previous Investors

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    Scott Nathan