SonX will help end Noise Induced Hearing Loss in the workplace.
By picking up the voice from within the head, our SonX allows workers to wear their protection, and communicate with their colleagues: in the loudest of environments. Because all our devices are connected to the cloud, they improve in functionality through software updates and provide actionable data on worker hearing health. The creation SonX is the results of 15 years of investment and very deep market knowledge and a breakthrough for these workers: email was a key communication leap for office staff, this may be that important for industrial labor.
THE PROBLEM WE ARE SOLVING IS VERY REAL FOR PEOPLE IN INDUSTRY.
Noise-induced hearing loss (NIHL) is the most common permanent and preventable occupational injury in the world*. Workers constantly tradeoff between wearing their ear protection or communicating with a co-worker.
EERS & CRITIAS World Class Auditory Research Team
University-backed by Leading Engineering School ETS
It has taken years of hard work and dedication to build a world-class Auditory Research team lead by our Chief Scientific Officer, Prof. Dr. Jeremie Voix. He is passionate, brilliant, published and heavily funded by various Governments.
With 23 Ph.D. and post docs this was made possible by a commitment from ETS university, the Canadian MIT, and a donation from our Chairman’s family foundation. This research group is committed to delivering tangible results, algorithms and products that will go well beyond our current 43 patents and the engine behind SonX.
Industry recognized laureates from OSHA & NIOSH
In October 2016, OSHA (USDOL) launched its first ever technology competition related to solving the issues surrounding noise induced hearing loss. 40 companies were selected - 10 were invited to DC to pitch their innovation. We won.
Recently OSHA founder, EERS CEO Nick Laperle, was asked to join NORA (National Occupational Research Agenda) to help establish the legislative and research agenda in hearing related issues. "The first meeting of stakeholders gave me tremendous confidence that we were on the right track with SonX." We have since won Gold at the Edison Innovation Awards and ISHN 2017 Readers' Choice Award winner.
Great technology and market timing are only part of the formula, people complete the equation. We are privileged to have a seasoned management team that combines grit, passion, caring, smarts and solid execution skills.
THE CEO & FOUNDER
Nick Laperle, LL.B
Jérémie Voix, Ph. D., M.Sc, M.ScA
Chief Scientific Officer
Chief Technology Officer Software/Hardware
THE SALES & OPS
Michel Bisson, Eng., MBA, M.Sc.A.
Philippe de Gaspé Beaubien, MBA
Pierre-Luc Toupin, CPA, CA
Key Accounts, Customer Service, Onboarding
Christa D. Fairchild, MBA
I’ve made this my life’s work. My family comes from the hearing industry, so I’ve seen firsthand the devastating effects of noise exposure, hearing loss and stress on the overall wellbeing of a person. My moonshot is to grow the business to protect 10M workers.
Imagine the ripple effect this would have on their lives and on the lives of those around them.