Together, working with our partners in academia, charity, and industry, we’re creating enjoyable and immersive auditory training to enable you to keep hearing the sounds you love to hear.

Our Team

eargym was founded by Amanda Philpott and Andy Shanks. Between them, they have extensive experience working in multiple fields including the NHS, population health and care sector, business development, digital technology and production.

Amanda Philpott

Founder & CEO | Mission

Expertise: NHS Population Health (28yrs)

Ex-NHS Chief Exec 

Andy Shanks

Founder & CTO | Product

Expertise: Digital Products (15yrs)

Ex DJ | Founder 

Dr Lorenzo Picinali

Board Member | Audio Experience Design

Imperial College London 

Jesal Vishnuram

Board Member | Hearing & Audiology

Royal National Institute for the Deaf

Liz Archibald

Board Member | Decision Modelling

Decision Lab Co-Founder (retd.)

Houda Al-Sharifi 

Board Member | Public Health

London Local Authorities

Richard Blake

Specialist Advisor | Marketing

Bulldog, BBC, Guardian

Jake Fielding

Sound Designer

Leo Campos Barreto 

Graphic Designer

Marcus Ansley

Games Developer

Jennifer Birtles

Business & Communications


Morgan Crawford

Creative Lead

& Sound Designer

Ian Jenkins

UX/UI Designer

Our Partners

We are grateful for the ongoing advice and support of the following experts in the fields of hearing and audio.


eargym is a new tech startup that has been launched through Zinc.vc's social mission led venture builder. Our primary mission is to build a business that improves the quality of life of 100 million older people. 


Special thanks

eargym's immersive stories were created by a fantastic team who very generously gave up their time, energy and professional expertise, skills and knowledge to help us.

We Sincerely Thank:

Sound studio and production: Tom Killian, Audible

Story selection and editing: Cate Crockford and Amanda Philpott

Director: Cate Crockford

Cast: Caitlin Innes Edwards, Jamie Foulkes, Jamie Savage, John Wilson, Sophie Couch


Busy Barista voice acting:

Bob Bryan, Ann Bryan, Adrian Butcher, Cate Crockford, Ellie Reidy, Chloe Parker, Pen Palmer, Will Gilchrist, Reece Crawford

Apply for early access

We’re searching for a diverse group of people who are both passionate about their hearing and keen to support our expert team and academic partners in developing a more accessible and enjoyable way for everyone to look after their hearing health.

Get exclusive access

Sign up for early access to become one of the first to join our community.

Play with purpose

Making training fun with our interactive and immersive auditory games.

Enjoy unlimited testing

eargym will be your long-term hearing health companion, providing you with unlimited hearing tests.

67% of our testers saw an improvement in their ability to hear speech in noise by over 30% in just 4 weeks.

Tested using the world health Organisation's Hear Who speech in noise test.

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