The Access HEARS Model

Here are a few reasons why we're disrupting the hearing care industry.

Quality Hearing Devices

Our devices have gone through extensive research at Johns Hopkins, testing within 1% of traditional hearing aids.

Low-Cost Experience

Traditional hearing aids cost around $4000, if not more. We offer our devices for a fraction of that price, along with flexible payment plans.

Meet Our Team

Carrie Nieman, M.D., M.P.H.


Dr. Nieman is an otologist at Johns Hopkins, a Core Faculty member of the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Cochlear Center for Hearing & Public Health, and a committed change agent.She was a member of the 2013-2014 cohort of The Social Innovation Lab, where she first introduced Access HEARS.

Kunal Parikh, Ph.D.

Co-Founder, President

Dr. Parikh is a faculty member at Johns Hopkins University where he leads a multidisciplinary team of engineers, scientists, and clinicians in the Center for Bioengineering Innovation & Design to innovate and commercialize biomedical solutions for significant and unmet medical needs globally.

Frank Lin, M.D., Ph.D.


Dr. Lin is one of the leading experts on age-related hearing loss. He collaborates with multiple individuals across government, academia, and industry in his goal to help catalyze a transformation in our current societal approach to addressing hearing loss as a critical public health priority.

Khoi Le

Executive Director

Khoi previously served as Director of Sales and Business Development at National Spine, and has over sixteen years of experience growing multiple products and services portfolios in the healthcare, pharmaceutical, research, education and technology fields.

What Our Clients Say...

L. Sellmayer

L. Sellmayer


"After using your devices, I've experienced significant hearing improvements both at home and at the workplace."

J. Hopkins

J. Hopkins


"Access HEARS has made a world of a difference for me and my family. I've felt so much more confident and willing to engage in conversations at home."

R. Hardman

R. Hardman


"Older adults here in Allegany County have been greatly impacted by Access HEARS. There are few organizations out there willing to provide hearing services for low-income clients, and we are very grateful!"

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