MENLO PARK, CALIFORNIA — The Earlens Corporation has announced the appointment of two new executives to its growing leadership team. Leilani Latimer has been tapped as the company’s new Chief Marketing Officer and Scott Durall has been named as Executive Vice President of Sales.
Unlike conventional hearing aids that use a speaker to amplify sound, the California startup’s novel approach to amplification works by converting sound energy into focused light, which is emitted from a diode attached to the behind-the-ear audio processor to a “lens” that rests on the eardrum.
“With the upcoming release of our next generation contact hearing solution, we are thrilled to be adding proven commercial expertise to the team at Earlens so that we can help millions of people transform their hearing experience”
–Bill Facteau, Earlens CEO
Leilani, as the company’s CMO, will lead global marketing, commercial operations and customer success teams. She brings 25 years of experience in B2B2C marketing as well as SaaS/enterprise software, digital transformation, go-to-market strategy and channel partnerships from her prior roles at companies like Zephyr and Sabre Inc.
Scott joins the organization as EVP of Sales with nearly 30 years of experience in the medical device industry and has held leadership positions in a number of successful commercial entities throughout his career including US Surgical, Boston Scientific, and most recently, Nuvasive.
Earlens Corporation is a privately held medical device company committed to providing hearing impaired patients with a superior hearing solution. The company has developed the Earlens Contact Hearing Aid, the first non-surgical hearing device to directly activate the hearing system, producing broad bandwidth and superior sound quality. In late 2015, the FDA cleared a De Novo premarket submission allowing Earlens to market their Contact Hearing Aid. Incorporated in 2005, Earlens Corporation is headquartered in Menlo Park, California.