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Our founders

eargym co-founders, Amanda Philpott and Andy Shanks, both live with hearing loss and have close family members affected by dementia.  They are motivated to build a purpose-led business helping people live well for longer. Between them they have extensive senior leadership and operational experience working in multiple fields, including the NHS, population health and care sector, business development, digital technology and production.

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I am an ex-NHS CEO and population health strategy specialist. I co-founded eargym with Andy because I have experienced first-hand the impact of unaddressed hearing loss in my family. My happy place is in the mountains, and hearing nature with greater clarity really matters to me.

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I’m an ex-DJ, so when my friends and I started experiencing the early signs of hearing loss and I learnt about the correlation with dementia I became frustrated that there was nothing available to help and decided to do something about it.

Meet the team

We’re a highly motivated team keen to make a difference as we help people around the world improve their hearing health and live well for longer. Everyone at eargym brings something different to the team to make sure our work is the best it can be.

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Chief Scientific Officer

I’m really excited by the potential of addressing hearing health to improve quality of life and serve as a bridge between industry and academia. Outside work, I enjoy travelling with my Welsh Terrier dog, horse riding, and listening to a wide range of music.

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Research Officer - User-Led Design & Experience

I have a MSc in Human-Computer Interaction and work closely with our users to inform product design and make sure eargym helps everybody improve their hearing health. I love getting outside to explore nature, hike and skydive.

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Data Scientist

I like to find the story within the data, starting with the data eargym collects to how it’s visualised for the rest of the team, so that they can best meet the game and health expectations of the user.

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Mykhailo Oros

Project Manager


I work with the product team to coordinate our deliverables to make sure everything is delivered to the highest standard. In my down time, I take part in Kyokushinkai karate and spend time playing the guitar and piano.

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Growth Marketing & Communications

I’m a big reader and love the power of storytelling in all its forms, both on and off screen. I really value working in a role where I create content that helps share eargym’s story and mission with the world.

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Unity Games Designer

I’m motivated by the challenge to bring hearing training games to the masses with fun and engaging design that’s focused on immersive audio. To unwind, I play a range of computer games and like to go bouldering.

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UX/UI Designer

I really value the opportunity to create an amazing user experience for everyone who uses eargym with an interface that is simple and easy to use. I’m a big fan of the theatre, karaoke, and all types of puzzle games.

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Flutter Developer


I love my job as a developer and having the opportunity to create apps that can help improve lives for the better; eargym is my favourite project that I’ve worked on. In my free time I play the guitar, play sports, and spend a lot of time outdoors.

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Clinical & Research Audiologist

eargym provides the opportunity to enhance auditory rehabilitation for individuals with hearing loss while also contributing to a valuable area of research. When I’m not working I love to take my dog on nice country walks especially in the Yorkshire Dales.

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Unity Games Developer

I enjoy developing games that are enjoyable in their own right as well as having a real impact on improving people’s hearing skills. Problem solving is a natural part of my work and I do this in my free time too by fixing up motorbikes.

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Flutter Developer


I work to build the eargym app with Perpetio and the product team. Outside of work, I like to play volleyball and the guitar, and enjoy listening to music.

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