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What is Amptify?

Amptify is a full-stack hearing healthcare platform that offers an ecosystem of solutions built to improve the provider and patient experience through digital-first care.

With its technology platform, Amptify engages in the provision and facilitation of hearing healthcare products and services via mobile devices, the internet, video and phone. Founded in 2015 by a world-renowned aural rehabilitation research team as a university spin-off from the Audiovisual Speech Perception Laboratory at the Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine, Amptify is a global leader in comprehensive hearing healthcare, offering technology to connect, expertise clients and patients can trust, and the power to improve hearing healthcare for all.

Company Leadership

Nancy Tye-Murray

Founder & chief science officer

Dr. Tye-Murray is a Professor of Audiology at Washington University in St. Louis and the founder of Amptify.

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Brent Spehar

Dr. Spehar is an audiologist and research scientist at Washington University in St. Louis and the co-founder of Aptify.

Chris Cardinal


Chris Cardinal is an entrepreneurial-minded executive with a successful history of driving corporate strategy through effective product and process management. Mr. Cardinal is the President and COO of Amptify, is a Member of the Consumer Technology Association’s Digital Therapeutic working group, is a Mentor at Sling Health and at ITEN. Formerly, Mr. Cardinal served as the SVP of Product at SensorRX and was Co-Founder and CEO of the digital health company Welltodo which was successfully acquired in Q3 of 2018. Prior, he also served as an EIR at the Regnier Institute of Entrepreneurship and Innovation and as Managing Partner of the strategic management and business planning firm Huddle Strategic.

Tad Zelski

Mr. Zelski was formerly the Director of Professional Development at Widex Hearing Aid Manufacturing, in which capacity he helped audiological practices develop service delivery models.

Steven Tye

Mr. Tye is a former investment banker and has created several web-based services and businesses that promote good health. Mr. Tye serves as Ampitfy’s Director of Finance.

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