For the second year in a row, Whisper is being recognized for its revolutionary AI-powered hearing aid, the Whisper Hearing System
SAN FRANCISCO – May 12, 2022 – Whisper today announced that, for the second year in a row, it has been named to the prestigious Forbes’ AI 50 list, which recognizes the best among North America’s privately-held companies that use AI as part of their core value propositions.
Forbes’ 12-judge panel of experts in artificial intelligence from the fields of academia, technology, and venture capital named Whisper as one of five finalists in the healthcare space. Whisper’s recognition on the fourth-annual AI 50 comes after another year of continued development on the Whisper Hearing System, the world’s first hearing aid that improves over time.
Since its recognition on last year’s list, Whisper has released five major upgrades to the Whisper Hearing System and its proprietary AI-based Sound Separation Engine. The upgrades have powered new abilities for users, including improvements that separate speech from background noise more clearly, reduce auditory feedback, and expand the range of patients to whom providers can recommend Whisper as a hearing loss solution. The company also released an Android app and provided support for hands-free calling,
“We’re honored to be recognized again on Forbes’ AI 50 list, which we think is a testament to our continued work on our learning hearing aid which gets better over time,” said Andrew Song, Co-Founder and CEO of Whisper. “We look forward to competing next year as we deliver more ways for people to connect via improved hearing.”
The Whisper Hearing System is the first hearing system that gets better over time through regular software upgrades – from enhanced sound processing capabilities to new features. And every Whisper Hearing System comes equipped with a powerful Sound Separation Engine that uses artificial intelligence to separate the voices you want to hear from the noise you don’t.
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. Whisper sets out to make the Whisper Hearing System so our parents, grandparents, friends and teammates can have a tomorrow that sounds even better than today.