The People of Sense Synergy

True to our name we are a collaboration—a synergy—among experts in the fields of psycho-acoustics, aural rehabilitation, software design and entertainment. We strive to bring these disciplines together to create innovative and effective tools that will enhance communication and improve the lives of the hearing impaired. Sense Synergy was founded in 2010 as a sister company of Advanced Hearing Concepts which has been on the cutting edge of psychoacoustic research for nearly 10 years.

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Now, we hope you'll take a moment to get to know the people who have combined their talents to bring you ReadMyQuips.

CEO / Chief Scientist
Harry Levitt has been active for more than 40 years in the development of sensory aids for people with hearing loss. As a researcher at Bell Laboratories in the 1960's, he helped develop special-purpose telephones for people with hearing loss, in addition to his basic research in speech and hearing. After leaving Bell Laboratories, he headed the Digital Sensory Aids Laboratory at the City University of New York and was Director of the Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center on Hearing Enhancement from 1980 to 2000, when ... more
Christopher Oden, M.F.A.
President / Chief Technology Officer
For over 20 years, Christopher Oden has pursued parallel careers in computer science and the performing arts. His computer career began at I.B.M., where he spent ten years as a software specialist supporting a variety of research projects, and collaborated in the development of a patented process for manufacturing computer components. He has also served as a specialist at the Center for Speech and Hearing of the City University of New York and with Advanced Hearing Concepts, where he is now Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, and where he and Dr. ... more
Helen J. Simon, Ph.D.
Helen J. Simon, Ph.D. has been an audiologist and speech pathologist for over 40 years, with expertise in hearing and speech perception research for over 25 years. She received her B.A. in Speech Pathology and Audiology from Syracuse U, her M.A. from Stanford U and a Ph.D. from the City University of NY Graduate Center, where she was a student of Dr. Levitt. She did her PhD dissertation in speech perception at Haskins Laboratories with M. Studdert-Kennedy, Ph.D.... more
Carla Noack, M.F.A
Arts and Media Consultant
Carla Noack has been a professional performing artist and teacher for nearly 20 years, and is currently a Professor of Acting in the M.F.A. program at the University of Missouri at Kansas City. She recently enjoyed her fourth year as member of the Great River Shakespeare Festival acting company, where recent roles include Rosalind in As You Like It, Katherine in Taming of the Shrew and the Nurse in Romeo and Juliet. ... more
Mark Ross, Ph. D.
Aural Rehabilitation Consultant
Mark dates his emergence into Audiology to the time he attended the Army Aural Rehabilitation program as a patient in early l952. After his discharge, he attended Brooklyn college, receiving a B.A. l957, an M.A. in l958, and his Ph.D. from Stanford University in l962. The Rubella epidemic of l964-65 found him teaching at the University of Connecticut and working as a clinical audiologist at Newington Children's Hospital. He left the University for three years to direct the Willie Ross School for the Deaf (no relation) in Massachusetts.... more
Al Lotze
Research Assistant
Al Lotze received a BA degree from San Jose State University in Audiology and Speech Language Pathology in 2000. Since 1995 he has been a research assistant in the Hearing and Speech Lab at the Smith Kettlewell Eye Research Institute, where he builds research instrumentation and conducts experiments in audition and dual sensory loss. ... more