At Audientes, our mission is to help the millions of people around the world who suffer from mild to severe hearing loss.

Our story

Founded in Copenhagen in 2014, Audientes’ mission is to help the millions of people around the world who suffer from mild to severe hearing loss. After many years working with hardware and software development, Audientes Founder, Hossein Jelved wanted to design and build a new type of aid – a hearable – that was both high-quality and self-fitting, and to then make it easily accessible and affordable to anyone who needs it.  Today, more than 465 million people in the world suffer from disabling hearing loss but only 14 million hearing aids are sold annually.  Hearing aids are expensive and generally require visiting an audiologist or a hearing clinic for fitting and fine tuning; factors that immediately exclude the majority of hearing-impaired people, either because they cannot afford one or live too far away from a hearing specialist. It was this global problem that Hossein wanted to address with Audientes.

Our team

Founded and led by a team with expertise in market innovation, business development, design and creating affordable products at scale.




Hossein conceived the idea of a self-calibrating hearing aid to address the needs of the millions of people without an affordable solution today. With more than 20 years of product creation experience from Nokia, Hossein is responsible for our technology strategy and hardware and software development.



Steen is responsible for sales, business development, finance and operations at Audientes. With over 25 years of experience in leadership roles covering strategy, business development, sales and product marketing, Steen has worked at Star, Nokia, Microsoft, Symbian and CompuServe among others. His has also served on the boards of several startups and scale-ups in Scandinavia.

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Marcus is responsible for product design and portfolio direction at Audientes. He is an award-winning designer who has designed more than 30 headsets and earphones since 2009 in his role as co-founder of Swedish Zound Industries – maker of audio products for Marshall, Urban Ears and Molami.

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