Self-managed Hearing Conservation

The Story Behind Audition’s Technology 

Our story 

The OTC Hearing Aid legislation was the driver to form the company. Our Safe Listen App, OTC hearing aids and education portals are designed for your hearing related Quality of Life. 

Our mission

To integrate user voice and preferences with quality technology for self-managed hearing healthcare 


Shayan Gupta, MS 


Chief Advisor & Investor (2022-)

CEO (2018-2021)

Software Engineer, Samsung SmartThings

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Shawn Kelly, PhD

CEO (2022-)

CTO (2018-)


Sr. Systems Scientist,

College of Engineering

Carnegie Mellon University

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Craig Haber, BS

CFO (2018-)

Registered Sales Assistant,

Professional Planning Associates

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Elora Gupta, PhD

Regulatory & Operations Advisor


President, Drug and Device Advisory Group

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Mary Lloyd, BS

Associate Director, College of Humanities & Social Sciences, Carnegie Mellon University


Matthew Marsteller, MS

Associate Dean and Principal Librarian, Carnegie Mellon University


Kit Needham, MS

Assistant Dean for Entrepreneurship, Carnegie Mellon University


Lynne Porter, MD, FACP

Entrepreneur in Residence, Carnegie Mellon University


Barbara Shinn-Cunningham, PhD

Director, Neuroscience Institute, Carnegie Mellon University


Richard Stern, PhD

Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University

Board of Directors

Shayan Gupta, Craig Haber, Richard Laskin

Our community engagement


Learning and advancing hearing health practice. Join our efforts.  

Our memberships


  • National Safety Council

  • Acoustical Society of America 

Our recognition


Project Olympus SPARK award

Swartz Innovation Scholarship

NSF I-Corps grantee

ITU Young Author Award 

ITU Virtual Digital World 2020 -eHealth pitch finalist

Pittsburgh Business Times Young Entrepreneur coverage 

Our Publications


National Safety Council, North East Conference display, 2022

​Integrating User Voice in Hearing Care with Focus on Off-Duty Warfighter Military Medicine 2021 

Global Safe Listening Solution. Pitch Finalist. ITU Digital World, E-Health, 2020

Development of Hearing Technology with Personalized Safe Listening Features. IEEE, 2019 

Development of Hearing Technology with Safe Listening Features (Young Author Award). ITU Kaleidoscope, 2019

Integrating User Voice in Hearing Care with Focus on Young Adult Warfighter (poster). Military Health System Research Symposium. 2019


International Patent System PCT (pending)


Method for safe listening and user engagement