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About Us

This is a story everyone should hear.

About Us

Our story started with listening. We listened to how undiagnosed and untreated hearing difficulties were negatively affecting the quality of life for so many. We heard from employees who wanted hearing education and supportive  benefits to navigate the headphone-filled lives of their families and themselves.  We were all ears as employers realized that they need  an affordable solution that proactively cares for their teams.

 As we listened, existing support for the headphone generations sounded out of tune, so we set out to change how it sounds. Tuned is a new approach to preventive and comprehensive hearing health.

The largest group of  audiologists saw this  gap in healthcare for all ages and designed a way to more easily deliver hearing care at scale. Hearing care should be as accessible as dental or vision coverage within families’ healthcare benefits.

Everyone deserves to hear well. Tuned makes hearing health a priority.

Tuned Providers

Advanced audiologic expertise now available to everyone

200+ AUDIOLOGISTS

With the largest network of audiologists in the world, participants gain easy access to hearing specialists who are available to offer personalized guidance and cutting-edge solutions.

Evidence Based Guidance

Hearing care isn't just hearing aids. Hearing is critical to our total health and wellbeing, and Tuned is here to educate participants about loss prevention and hearing conservation.

Vetted Solutions

Audiologists rigorously vet all hardware and software on the Tuned platform. Tuned's brand agnostic approach means participants can trust they're getting the best possible device or solution for their unique need.

Meet Some of Our 200+ Audiologists

Dr. Heather Malyuk
Head of Audiology
Bio

Dr. Heather Malyuk (Au.D.) is a musician and audiologist who hails from Northeast Ohio but is known internationally as an expert clinician and public speaker in the field of music audiology. She owns and directs Soundcheck Audiology and is also a co-investigator with Gateway Biotechnology, Inc, where she is researching tinnitus and the effects of sound exposure on hearing.

Dr. Laura Sinnott
Audiologist
Bio

A long time audio engineer for film, Laura career expanded into hearing health as an audiologist after over-exposing her ears to her work and the bustling, busy, loud metropolis NYC. She ran the Sensaphonics Musician's Hearing Clinic, a Chicago-based institution that has served musicians for over 30 years. Now based in Central New York and NYC, Laura provides traveling and concierge audiology services for musicians, media professionals, and music lovers. In addition to her doctorate degree from the City University of New York, she has a Music Technology master's and bachelor's degree from New York University and the University of Colorado at Denver, respectively.

Dr. Kathleen Wallace
Audiologist
Bio

Dr. Kathleen Wallace (Au.D.) is a licensed audiologist in New York State. She completed her undergraduate degree at Dartmouth College and received her Doctor of Audiology (Au.D) from the CUNY Graduate Center, where she is now an adjunct professor. Kathleen’s interests include developing custom care plans, advocating for hearing accessibility, and promoting hearing health.

Dr. Imari Greaves
Audiologist
Bio

Dr. Greaves graduated from City University of New York. She is a binaural hearing aid user and enjoys working with our nation’s veterans.

Dr. Juan Vasquez
Audiologist
Bio

Dr. Juan Vasquez, originally from southern California, studied audiology in Oregon and has been a practicing audiologist in Chicago since 2019. As a musician and hearing healthcare provider, he is passionate about the importance of education in hearing preservation and the methods which best suit each individual. He has a breadth of clinical experience including diagnostics, amplification, counseling, and his main interest is in hearing conservation and tinnitus.

Dr. Frank Wartinger
Audiologist
Bio

Dr. Frank Wartinger is an audiologist who founded Earmark Hearing Conservation, a full-service audiology practice serving the specialized needs of musicians both within the Philadelphia area, and nationally via teleservices. Additionally, he is a clinical specialist at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, where he oversees the Healthy Hearing Community Education Program and the Department of Audiology's clinical Hearing Conservation and Tinnitus services. When not in the clinic or lecturing, he is an active audio engineer and music producer.

Dr. Christie Leung
Audiologist
Bio

Dr. Christie Leung is an audiologist based in Vermont. She received her Doctorate in Audiology (Au.D.) at the Graduate Center, City University of New York. Dr. Leung is currently licensed in New York, Pennsylvania, and Vermont. Her clinical interests and expertise include pediatric and adult hearing evaluation, balance assessment, tinnitus assessment and management, musician hearing protection, and customized aural rehabilitation. She is fluent in English, Cantonese, and Mandarin.

Dr. Michael Squires
Audiologist
Bio

Dr. Squires owns a private audiology practice in Parkersburg, WV with his wife. Dr. Squires also teaches the audiology practice management course at The Ohio State University. Michael graduated with his bachelor of science (BS) in Speech Pathology and Audiology from West Virginia University in 2010. Michael obtained his clinical doctorate in audiology (Au.D.) in 2014 from the Northeast Ohio Au.D. Consortium (NOAC), a partnership between Kent State University, The University of Akron, and The Cleveland Clinic. Michael completed his doctoral externship at The Cleveland Clinic. In his free time he enjoys fishing, hunting, woodworking, and spending time with his family. Dr. Squires also sings in the Praise Band at his church.

Lisa Tannenbaum, M.S.
Audiologist
Bio

Lisa Tannenbaum, M.S., is a licensed audiologist in California and has more than 30 years’ experience providing ear protection and hearing devices for thousands of clients. An early adopter of Music Industry Audiology, Lisa established Musician’s Hearing Services in 1993—the first practice on the West Coast to focus on the audiological needs of musicians, sound engineers, and production personnel. Lisa is adept in ear injury prevention for people who work or play in high-volume listening environments and in devising practical, effective solutions for anyone who experiences auditory challenges—musical or otherwise

Dr. Carlie Squires
Audiologist
Bio

Dr. Squires owns a private audiology practice in Parkersburg, WV. She graduated with her bachelor of science (BS) in Speech Pathology and Audiology from West Virginia University in 2010. Carlee obtained her clinical doctorate in audiology (Au.D.) in 2014 from the Northeast Ohio Au.D. Consortium (NOAC), a partnership between Kent State University, The University of Akron, and The Cleveland Clinic. Carlee completed her doctoral externship at The Cleveland Clinic. Dr. Squires is an animal lover and enjoys exercising and spending time with her family. Carlee is a member of her local Rotary Club and a member of the disciple leadership council of her church.

Dr. Steve Taddei
Audiologist
Bio

Dr. Steve Taddei is a licensed audiologist in Rockford, Illinois. He hosts and produces the Hearing Tracker Podcast and is a professor at several institutions proctoring courses in acoustics, hearing conservation, and audio arts. Additionally, he remains an active member in the music and audio engineering community. Whether speaking to students or consumers of hearing technology, he aims to promote self-advocacy and increase hearing health awareness. In his free time, he enjoys woodworking, mountain biking, and playing guitar.

Dr. Shannon Switzer
Audiologist
Bio

Dr. Shannon Switzer is a Chicago-based audiologist whose goal is to empower patients to become active participants in their hearing healthcare. She understands that listening needs are highly individualized, and focuses on creating customized treatment plans for every patient. As a native Vermonter, Dr. Switzer completed her Bachelor of Science at the University of Vermont in 2014 and earned her Doctorate of Audiology from Northwestern University in 2017. She is a fellow of the American Academy of Audiology and enjoys practicing across a variety of clinical settings, including private practices, VA hospitals, ENT clinics, and completing contract work for Sensaphonics Hearing Conservation.

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 health to the forefront, offering Tuned alongside their traditional mainstream benefits and preventative care.”

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 members of all ages, including children, by connecting qualified and credentialed audiologists to members via an easy-to-use clinically validated platform. Tuned audiologists can accurately screen members’ 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 Tuned 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

Aditya Singhal

Head of Finance

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

bio
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

bio
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.

Bunny Ellerin

bio
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.

Dr. Peter Lee

bio
Dr. Peter Lee, Amazon’s Former Global Medical Director, now Chief Executive Officer of Work Health Solutions, providers of concierge-style occupational medicine for large-scale employers nationwide. Prior to Amazon, Dr. Lee practiced in a clinical setting, functioned as Medical Director for Boston Medical Center and served as Chief Medical Officer for the General Electric company.

Tim Arnold

bio
Tim Arnold has been the President and CEO of Colonial Life since January 2015. Before that, he held several leadership positions at Colonial Life, including Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing and Chief Operations Officer. Arnold joined Colonial Life in 2011 after working at Unum for 27 years, where he held leadership roles in underwriting, corporate planning, client services, and national accounts sales and benefits.