SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA — Whisper announced today that Don Schum, Ph.D., will join Whisper’s leadership team as Head of Audiology after over 30 years in the hearing care industry. In this role, he will play a key role in driving Whisper’s clinical strategy with the Whisper Hearing System, a learning hearing aid that gets better over time.
“Don brings a wealth of clinical and industry experience to Whisper,“ said Andrew Song, President and Co-founder of Whisper. “We are thrilled that Don will be part of our leadership team as the depth he brings will allow us to better serve hearing care professionals and consumers.”
“Whisper’s AI technology and approach to hearing care is bold and something completely new in the hearing care industry. The Whisper team has impressed me at being singularly dedicated to bringing the best brainpower and talent to solving the most challenging problems faced by those with hearing loss. I am thrilled at the opportunity to join this exciting team and build something new.”
–Don Schum, Ph.D., Head of Audiology at Whisper
Don Schum has over 30 years of experience in hearing care, most recently as the Vice President of Audiology for Oticon USA, a role he held for over twenty years. He brings significant expertise in research, clinical audiology, product commercialization, and audiology support and sales. He joins a team that is made up of experts from across artificial intelligence, hearing care, hardware, and software from Google to Apple.
Established in 2017, Whisper is a team of artificial intelligence, hearing care, hardware, and software experts coming together to solve the challenge of providing better hearing. We set out to make the Whisper Hearing System so our parents, grandparents, friends and teammates can have a tomorrow that sounds even better than today. The Whisper Hearing System is a learning hearing aid that gets better over time. With Whisper, rather than owning hearing technology that quickly becomes outdated, consumers receive regular software upgrades containing new features and improved sound processing every few months.