Our company was founded by two men with diverse yet very complementary backgrounds.
CEO Stavros Basseas has over 30 years of engineering and senior leadership experience in the hearing aid industry, developing products to improve impaired hearing and earning several patents. He is a published author and lecturer in the field of hearing technology and has served as a consultant to several startup companies, NGOs and associations. He previously led Research and Development at Beltone, then became Chief Technologist at GN Resound after that company acquired Beltone in 1999.He left GN Resound in 2005 to serve as an international consultant in hearing technologies. Learn more about Stavros Basseas.
Co-founder David Green is a MacArthur Fellow with an extensive background in social entrepreneurship ventures, particularly those involving global health issues. He brings a 30 year history in public health projects that employ technology, sustainability and market forces to bring affordable medical treatment to people in need. This approach employs economies of scale to lower costs as well as prices, while providing wide social benefit to people regardless of their wealth. David was named an Ashoka Fellow in 2001 and recognized by Schwab Foundation as a leading social entrepreneur in 2002. He was awarded a MacArthur Fellowship in 2004 for his work as "a pioneer in the manufacture and distribution of advanced health care products for patients in the developing world who could not otherwise afford them." He is the recipient of the 2009 "Spirit of Helen Keller" award for humanitarian efforts in blindness prevention. Learn more about David Green.
Both are committed to bringing affordable and accessible sound solutions to the world.
The company's management team is made up of seasoned leaders from the consumer electronics, health care, and pro audio industries. Proprietary algorithm development is supported by a team at the University of Patras, Greece.