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This is a story everyone should be able to hear.

Our story started with listening.  We listened to how undiagnosed or untreated hearing difficulties were negatively affecting the quality of life for so many.  We listened to employees and employers who want better benefits.Who want better protection and guidance to help navigate today's connected, noise filled world of earbuds, headphones and cell phones.

About Us

It all sounded…out of tune with the modern world. So we set about changing things.

Tuned is a new approach to hearing health, designed by leading audiologists and focused on rethinking how we deliver hearing care to more people, more easily. It’s designed as a specialty health benefit, as hearing care should be as accessible as dental or vision care for employers, employees and their dependents. Tuned makes that possible.

It begins with radical transparency. You know exactly what happens and how much it costs.
Prices are shown online, no surprises or secrets (you can even take a look at them right now if you like).

It continues with choice.  Apps, earbuds, headphones are all vetted, tested and approved.  There’s no backroom deals with brands, we’re independent and brand agnostic. Patient recommendations are based on what’s best for them and nothing else - the way hearing care should be.  

And we’re doing it all by adhering to the highest clinical and ethical standards in the industry.  Tuned is making hearing health affordable and accessible.  To everyone.

We’re rebuilding hearing health for the modern world

“Every second of every day, we rely on hearing to communicate with the world around us.  It adds context to everything we do.  Yet most Americans won’t have had an audiology consultation since third grade and are being let down by an outdated system.  We believe much more is possible in hearing care and hearing health.  Employers have an important role to play and can bring hearing care mainstream as a traditional healthcare benefit.  Together we can make a difference that’s good for everyone.”

Danny Aronson, Co founder, CEO

Nearly 25% of working-age adults and 15% of school-age children experience hearing issues, from ringing in the ears (tinnitus) to balance issues to auditory processing disorders. Once limited to factory or warehouse workers, hearing fatigue and hearing issues are now presenting in knowledge workers, with many Americans working in remote or hybrid environments that require all-day headphone use.

Hearing loss is twice as prevalent as cancer or diabetes and is one of the most common chronic conditions in the U.S. Traditional annual health screenings track high blood pressure or cholesterol as potential chronic condition risk factors, yet no equivalent standard of care exists in hearing health.

At least 50% of people with untreated hearing loss have never had their hearing professionally checked before age 60, despite 60% of people with hearing loss being under retirement age. Undiagnosed hearing loss can have deleterious impacts on quality of life, including increased anxiety, depression, social isolation, and reduced mental health and cognitive function.

Tuned serves patients of all ages, including children, by connecting qualified and credentialed audiologists to patients via an easy-to-use clinically validated platform. Tuned audiologists can accurately screen patients’ hearing online. The Tuned 360 Hearing Profile is the most advanced hearing screening available online, offering an affordable, convenient and accessible solution to anyone in the world.

Meet the team

Danny Aronson

Co founder, CEO

Ofer Raz

Co founder, CTO

Kate McGinley

Co founder, CGO

Dr. Heather Malyuk

Head of Audiology

Dr. Kathleen Wallace

Head of Provider Education

Dr. Laura Sinnott

Head of Devices and Technology

Dr. Jacque Scholl

Head of Pediatrics

Renee Valdez

SVP of Product

Juan Mantz

Creative Director

Advisory Board

Barbara Wachsman

bio
Barbara retired from The Walt Disney Company in early 2018, where she was the Director of Strategy and Engagement for Enterprise Benefits. In this position, she led the strategic initiatives, and her team designed benefits programs that identified and addressed Disney’s long-term healthcare and retirement goals and objectives. Prior to joining Disney, Barbara spent close to 30 years in senior management positions with two international benefit consulting firms, and served as a Principal with Arthur Andersen, where she ran the West Regional Human Capital practice. Barbara is a national speaker on topics such as hospital/physician/employer relations, effective managed care models and provider reimbursement models, wellness, and incentives and has published articles in Pension&Investments, Business Insurance, and specialty health care journals about the value of managed care. Much of her work has involved helping employers and providers create more effective, direct partnerships. Upon retiring, she served as the Chair of the Pacific Business Group on Health (PBGH), one of the largest and most established employer coalitions of ‘jumbo’ employers in the country, and remains an active member of the Employer Healthcare Innovation Roundtable, a group of select employers that evaluate various venture capital portfolios. Barbara created a ‘strategy lab’ at Disney, which sponsored start-ups in the healthcare space, three of which are pilots providing services to Disney cast members. She is also a board member of the American Board of Medical Specialties.

Dr. Barbara Weinstein

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An expert in hearing loss in older adults, Barbara E. Weinstein earned her Ph.D. in audiology with a minor in geriatrics from Columbia University. Weinstein has authored several textbooks, the most recent being Geriatric Audiology (2012). The author of close to one hundred articles and book chapters, she speaks nationally and internationally on a wide range of topics ranging from social isolation and hearing loss in the elderly, to senile dementia and hearing loss, to hearing aids and hearing health promotion and screening. She is a fellow of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), a fellow of the American Academy of Audiology (AAA), an Oyer Fellow, and a recipient of the Distinguished Achievement Award for the New York State Speech Language Hearing Association. She served as a panelist on the National Institutes of Health consensus panel on cochlear implants. Weinstein developed the Hearing Handicap Inventory for the Elderly and its companion version, the Hearing Handicap Inventory for Adults, the most widely used scales to screen adults and older adults for hearing loss, as well as to measure outcomes. She is the recipient of local, state, and federal grants in excess of $750,000 on aging, workforce education, counseling older adults, and outreach.

Dr. Kim Cavitt

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Kim Cavitt, AuD, owner of Audiology Resources, graduated with her master’s degree in audiology from Indiana University and her AuD from Salus University. She worked as a clinical audiologist and preceptor at The Ohio State and Northwestern Universities and as the Director of Professional Relations at HearPO (Known now as Amplifon Hearing Services). Since 2001, Dr. Cavitt has operated her own audiology consulting firm, Audiology Resources, providing comprehensive practice management, operations and reimbursement consulting services to hearing healthcare clinics, providers, organizations, buying groups, and manufacturers who want to be better equipped to compete in the managed care and health care areas, especially in this age of industry disruption. Throughout her career, Dr. Cavitt has been actively involved in issues related to all aspects of audiology practice operations, management, coding, billing, third-party reimbursement, compliance, pricing, and managed care issues. She has authored numerous articles and provided hundreds of presentations and training opportunities at both the state and national levels on these topics. Dr. Cavitt is a past president of the Academy of Doctors of Audiology (ADA) and the chair of the state of Illinois Speech Pathology and Audiology Licensure Board and a board member of the Illinois Academy of Audiology. She serves on committees through ADA and the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and is a senior contributor to Audiology Online and Audiology Practices. She is the married mother of one daughter and is actively involved in her community. Dr. Cavitt is an avid fan of her beloved Indiana Hoosiers and Chicago Cubs, and she also enjoys craft beer, bourbon, good food, travel, and spending time in her adopted hometown of Chicago.

Greg Cumiskey

Senior Advisor
bio
Greg Cumiskey, a highly successful executive and entrepreneur, has extensive experience in implementing roll-ups, acquiring and selling private businesses, executive management of private and publicly traded companies, venture capital investment and private equity buyouts. He has served as a Director to public and private companies and is currently an active advisor and investor in numerous corporations in the United States and Canada. Greg most recently served as Executive Chairman of ExamWorks Canada (www.ExamWorks.com). Founded in 2008, ExamWorks grew annual revenue to $2B and completed over 80 global acquisitions. It is the world leader in Independent Medical Examinations with operations in the USA, Canada, UK and Australia. It was a NYSE listed company prior to being acquired and taken private by Leonard Green & Partners in 2016. Greg is on the Advisory Board of Idealab New York Inc. (www.IdealabNY.com) and IdealabX Venture Fund (www.idealabX.vc). Idealab NY is a sister company to Idealab Studio, founded by prolific entrepreneur Bill Gross, with over 150 startups and 45 successful exits. Greg previously served as Founder, CEO & Executive Chairman of Direct IME Corp. (www.DirectIME.ca), an industry leader in the medical assessment space, successfully acquired by ExamWorks. Greg also was Co-Founder, President & on the Board of Directors of Seats 3D (Ballena Technologies Inc.) (www.Seats3d.com). Seats 3D partners with NFL, NBA, MLB, NHL, NASCAR & NCAA teams, becoming the market leader in sports and entertainment venue visualizations and integrated ticketing sales. It was successfully acquired by Spectra of Comcast Spectacor (www.comcastspectacor.com). Greg was also Co-Founder & President of Simmba Systems LLC, California's leading provider of records storage and information management solutions for businesses, hospitals and government agencies. It was successfully acquired and merged into GRM Information Management, Inc. (www.grmdocumentmanagement.com). Greg completed his MBA at Pepperdine University, Executive Education at Wharton Business School, Executive Entrepreneur Program at California State University East Bay, and Undergraduate Degree at the University of Western Ontario.

Andrew Bellavia

bio
Andrew is the founder of AuraFuturity, a go-to-market and branding consultancy in the hearing, hearables, and broader communications spaces, with previous experience in international sales, marketing, product management, and general management. Audio has been both of abiding interest and a market he served professionally throughout his career. Andrew has been deeply embedded in the hearables space since the beginning and is recognized as a thought leader in the convergence of hearables and hearing health. He has been a strong advocate for hearing care innovation and accessibility, work made more personal when he faced his own hearing loss and sought treatment.

Jason Fiber

CEO, THX
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An experienced and entrepreneurial C-Suite executive who has built multiple businesses (Superfecta Recordings, The Ideal Copy, Superfecta Entertainment) and has managed teams for THX, the Warner Music Group, EMI Music, iXL Interactive, Wherehouse Music and others. Jason spent the better part of his career at the intersection of entertainment and technology and has helped migrate legacy businesses into the online world.

Bunny Ellerin

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Bunny is a Harvard-trained, award-winning healthcare leader, entrepreneur and influencer who has dedicated her career to driving change and innovation in healthcare. Successful across entrepreneurial, corporate, and academic settings, she is highly regarded for her industry expertise and extensive network.