August 14, 2018

Wave Sciences - Beaufort Digital Corridor's Newest Resident

Applying the sciences of waves to enable better hearing in a noisy world

The Beaufort Digital Corridor is excited to announce their newest resident at BASEcamp: Wave Sciences, an audio technology company applying the science of waves to enable better hearing in a noisy world.

Wave Sciences builds and licenses hearing technologies to enable hearing everywhere and help solve challenging problems in a variety of environments and situations. Applying these technologies to consumer hearing, smart speakers, audio electronics, and medical applications, they are able to cut through noise to improve hearing more than ten-fold for both people and electronic devices. One of the more intriguing applications is their patented smart garment as a wearable hearing assistive technology to help people hear in noisy conditions and from far away. These technologies can be seen in action at BASEcamp in the coming months.

Keith McElveen, founder and CTO, and his team are excited about expanding their already successful Charleston company to Beaufort. "The time is ripe for these technologies, particularly in the Lowcountry with its active elderly population, as well as proximity to educational and medical institutions in and around Beaufort County," said Mr. McElveen.

Wave Sciences will be consulting with Chairman Kevin Klingler to help them develop business plans to commercialize their cutting-edge hearing technologies. Mr. Klingler notes that "Wave Sciences is a terrific example of the expertise and support the Corridor offers companies wanting to grow their tech businesses in Beaufort. By working together we can help them grow, which in turn helps create a stronger economy and higher paying jobs right here." 

The resources offered by the Beaufort Digital Corridor is just one of the draws for tech companies such as Wave Sciences. As these companies grow, so too will the economic vitality, global competitiveness, and prosperity of the Lowcountry, as well as the innovation and skills of our workforce–acting as further inducement for other tech talent to move to the Beaufort area. To develop technology like this is beneficial for all.