Haim Keren (Owner)
After 29 years as an operations manager Haim retired from the high tech industry in search of something more meaningful to do. In his research he discovered Zounds Hearing and found a personal connection to the importance of hearing health.
Haim’s father was a friendly, outgoing man who always enjoyed gathering with family and friends. Several years before he passed away, he began withdrawing from those around him and he never wanted to have his hearing tested. Haim came to understand that his father most likely had hearing loss which drove his withdraw from society followed by a severe dementia.
Haim, along with his wife, Amira, opened Zounds Hearing of Dutchess to help the Hudson Valley community better enjoy life’s activities.
Zounds Hearing Inc.:
Zounds was founded by Sam Thomasson, an Engineer and entrepreneur who has spent his career developing new technologies in the medical device and consumer electronics industries. Sam is also the father of a hearing-impaired daughter and has witnessed the problems associated with today’s hearing aids. Sam promised his daughter that he would develop a hearing aid to address the key problems common with other high-end hearing aids. Zounds’ breakthrough technology is the fulfillment of a father’s promise to his daughter and the solution for dissatisfied hearing aid users around the world.Zounds utilizes a combination of internally developed and exclusively licensed technology from Acoustic Technologies, Inc., where Sam Thomasson is the founder and former CEO. At Acoustic Technologies, Sam created high-performance semiconductor chips and related software with low power usage algorithms that dramatically improved voice and sound quality in cell phones, video phones, desktop phones, conference call phones and automotive communication systems. For Sam, it was a logical extension to leverage this superior technology at Zounds. Zounds’ goal is to offer a portfolio of hearing aids and wireless devices that provide the world’s best performing technology at an affordable price to anyone with a mild, moderate, or moderate/severe hearing loss.
Our long term customers often ask about Kate, and want to know how she is doing. The little girl who inspired the Zounds revolution is now a senior in college, studying electrical engineering. Inspired by her father, she wants to follow in his footsteps by helping others through technology. During school breaks, Kate works with the Zounds team on new technologies that she will someday benefit from herself.