Mimi Hearing’s algorithms want to do good for the ears
On the occasion of Cannes Midem, Frenchweb offers a series of promising companies in the music sector. They are reinventing the uses in the consumption of musical content. (3/5)
It all starts with a musical stroll, a German pop song presented by Bernd Kopin, the business developer of Mimi Hearing, a Berlin company competing at the Midem in Cannes. Mimi Hearing Technologies is entering the healthcare market, when, in France, three out of four young people have already experienced hearing problems (Ipsos, 2015). The company is also interested in all categories of the population who encounter hearing problems. They would be 600 million in the world, according to the start-up which launched in 2014.
Mimi Hearing offers, via two free applications, to control the sound but also to make it better, thanks to algorithms resulting from an R&D which lasted more than seven years. “Every ten seconds, the original version of the music changes to be ‘mimicked’, then revert to the original. The difference is worth the detour! ”, Explains Bernd Kopin.
Today it employs twenty people, including engineers but also researchers in the field of health. Among its investors, the entrepreneur Christophe Maire (Soundclound, and CEO of the investment company Atlantic Labs).
THE PODCAST: With Bernd Kopin, from Mimi Hearing Technologies GmbH
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In the same series: the interview of Barry Palmer, co-founder of Kombie.
And SoundGrabber, the French Tinder of music, in competition at the Midem in Cannes