Nuance Hearing was founded in 2015 by brothers Yehuda and Zohar Zisapel, with the fundamental goal of developing a technological solution for the “Cocktail Party Problem” (i.e.: The difficulty of understanding speech in noisy environments). Over the years the company has made significant technological developments and algorithmic advancements within the framework of acoustic beamforming, becoming a world-leader in directional hearing signal-to-noise ratio (SNR).
These developments lead to an impressive array of cooperations with business partners in the hearing aid and assistive technology industry, clinical researcher scientists, educators and EdTech advocates. Our initial technological solutions’ effectiveness at tuning out auditory distractions inspired R&D for the Sound Selector, which uses the same cutting-edge technology to assist students to focus in the classroom.
The phrase “Making the world a better place” has become a vague cliché in the world of Hi-Tech company vision statements. But at Nuance Hearing, that old adage is given new life in our mission to effect meaningful, personal empowerment through technology. The company was established originally to provide solutions to a common problem – hearing loss and its damaging effect on interpersonal communication. The initial success of the Table Microphone, which we developed in partnership with hearing aid industry leader Starkey, lead to the realization that our technology had great potential to help a wider audience of people dealing with listening and attention issues. The result of our work is a true breakthrough – The Sound Selector – which reduces auditory distractions and improve students’ capacity to focus limited cognitive resources on learning in the classroom. We work in earnest to offer a line of products with the ability to truly improve the quality of life for a diverse group of people, to make them more comfortable in their own surroundings, to make every environment more accessible, and to help ensure personal success and empowerment through innovative technological solutions.