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Hai!

We're Ansin and Kevin. We both share a deep love for music and tech. Our shared passions brought us together in 2017, when we finally decided to pursue our dream.

Hai!

We're Ansin and Kevin. We both share a deep love for music and tech. Our shared passions brought us together in 2017, when we finally decided to pursue our dream.

This dream was to create a universal audio device that’s accessible to all hearing aid/ implant users and hearing people for excellent music listening experience.

Ansin during an interview

Kevin at a prototype test

Streamers are an intermediary between the hearing aid and the audio source — such as TV or phone — transmitting the audio from the source to the hearing aid.

The reason we wanted to re-invent the streamer is that they're not universal, they only work for specific hearing conditions.

Most streamers don't work in combination with normal earphones, so enjoying music with a single hearing aid combined with normal earphones is impossible.

We wanted to create a modular earphone that would free people to show their personality while providing excellent sound quality — in a completely universal and accessible product. We want to free the streamer from the medicalized image, and make it like any other audio device that the users can customize and express their style.

Now we've been working on this project for 3 years and have come a long way. Finally our product is ready. And we call it Hai. It is everything we dreamed of from the beginning, and we are so happy/ready to share it with you!

From concept to product

The Team

Ansin Lau

Ansin Lau

Co-founder, designer

I am an enthusiastic designer and curious social observer with a passion to make societal changes with design. I hold two bachelor degrees in Design and Sociology from Taiwan Tech & National Taiwan University. During my studies in design at Aalto University in 2017, I started to seriously work on the idea that could solve the music listening problem disturbing many of the hard of hearing people like myself.

Kevin Cheng

Kevin Cheng

Co-founder, engineer

I am immersed in the world of digital fabrication with my Physics major and Fab Diploma FabAcademy in 2016. Knowing how to make almost anything gives me power to turn any idea from zero to one. In the information age, we as subjects are more and more transformed into digital form, transforming our consciousness. My dream is to extend human abilities to explore the physical world in the digital age.

Olaide Anjorino

Olaide Anjorino

Creative Marketing Director

Originally from Ireland, I graduated from National chengchi University in Taiwan. Having done some work for the hard of hearing community in Ireland I knew I had to be a part of the Rearia Hai team to help create awareness about the Hai device. An inclusive universal device that solves the music listening problem for people in the hard of hearing community like our co-founder Ansin. It is an honor to work with great individuals to try and create a solution to an issue that impacts many all over the world!

Maija Lindström

Maija Lindström

Marketing Assistant

I am Maija, a hard of hearing young lady from Finland. I am a bilateral Cochlear Implant user, and met Ansin when he was studying in Aalto University in Finland. He asked me to join the team for marketing for Rearia Hai, and I felt super lucky to be asked to be a part of this super cool initiative! I am so happy that we finally have a product that is designed by a HOH or D/deaf person themselves - by us, for us! I am in charge of running our Facebook group called Rearia Hai - you can join, as well!

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