Our mission is to make high-quality and affordable hearing aids accessible to everyone

Our story

Founded in Copenhagen in 2014, Audientes’ mission is to make smart, high-quality hearing aids accessible and affordable to everyone who needs them. We achieve this by designing, developing and bringing to market innovative assisted hearing solutions.

Today 500 million people suffer from disabling hearing loss. By 2050, that number is expected to reach 900 million. We aim to address this global health challenge by bringing our affordable hearing aids to the millions of hearing impaired people around the world who need it.

Our team

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

Steen Thygesen

CEO

Steen has a bachelor degree in Electronics Engineering from Copenhagen’s Engineering College, and an MBA from London Business School. Throughout his 30-year career, he has held positions at Star, Nokia Denmark A/S, Microsoft Inc., Symbian PLC, Psion Software PLC, CompuServe Inc. and TDC. He was also the MD of Specialisterne Foundation, owner of the social economic enterprise, Specialisterne, where he led the establishment and growth of Specialisterne in 15 countries.

Hossein Jelveh

FOUNDER & CTO

Hossein has an MA in Electric Engineering from the Technical University of Denmark. He began his career in Nokia Denmark A/S in 1997 as a software engineer and held a number of roles in his more than 14 years there, including Test Manager. In 2012, he founded the hearing aid research and development company, Jelveh Medical Device. In 2014, he founded Audientes.

Catherine Conlon

CMO

Catherine has a BA (HONS) from Trinity College, Dublin University, and has more than 25 years of experience within communications and marketing. She has held senior and leadership positions at Microsoft Inc., Nokia Denmark A/S, Specialisterne Foundation, Cobham Satcom and Star.

Board of directors

Povl-André Bendz

Chairman of the Board

Povl-André has a Masters of Science from CBS, and a long career in the life sciences industry, where he held several commercial and financial leadership positions. He holds a number of board positions, including Chairman of the Board for 2cureX AB, which is listed on the Nasdaq First North Sweden exchange.

Gitte Jürgens

Board member

Gitte has a degree in market economies and has more than 20 years of leadership experience within life sciences industries and has worked with strategic and commercial business development. She has held positions that include CFO, COO as well as Supply Chain Manager in pharmaceutical companies, Meda and Mylan. In connection with these, she has participated in several international M&A transactions.

Elsebeth Finnick

Board member

Elsebeth has a MA Oecon and has held numerous positions within the life sciences industry, including manager in GN Danavox (now GN Resound), Director at Coloplast as well as Director at Danish Health Consult. Additionally, she has been the Dean of the Bioanalyst Faculty in Copenhagen and Mentor at DTU Science Park, DeepTech mentoring since 2014.

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