Join the conversation

Our mission is to enable those with hearing loss and other communication disorders to live, learn, and work independently in the real world. 

How To Get Involved

“Join the conversation” is more than a clever tagline for us.  It’s our company’s goal to make it easier for individuals with hearing loss and other communication disorders to fully participate in the conversations taking place around them.  It’s also an invitation for all of us to engage in the discussions necessary to help that goal.  We invite you to listen, share, and get involved.

LISTEN

The first step to joining the conversation is to listen and become educated about the issues and challenges that the Deaf and Hard of Hearing routinely face. Do this by subscribing to our newsletter, reading our blog, and joining our online community.

SHARE

As you learn about the issues and the work that organizations like Vü are doing, it’s time for you to share that information with your community and get them involved. Invite family, friends, and colleagues to join the conversation.

 GET INVOLVED

With your help, the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (DHH) can join in the conversation at home, in a classroom, at work and in their community. Through our ‘Shop for a Cause‘ program you can support us by using our affiliate link to shop for your favorite products on popular websites.

Your support helps fund the development of Vü’s  patent-pending smart devices. These smart mobile devices help users know when someone speaks, what they are saying, and where to look to follow the conversation.  Simply click the button below to see participating retailers.

Meet Our Amazing

Team

Vü started with a question. “What if those with hearing loss and communication disorders were able to fully and seamlessly participate in their communities?” 

With firsthand knowledge that individuals with hearing loss don’t just lack the ability to hear, they also lack a voice because they are unable to effectively engage in the conversations taking place in their communities; our founder put together a team and set out on a mission to solve this problem once and for all.

Alexandra Cartier

Founder and CEO

Serial entrepreneur, Alexandra Cartier is our founder. As a person with profound hearing loss, Alexandra truly understands the challenges that face this community. She understands that Vü’s success means a better life for her and the millions like her around the world.

Gary England

Co-Founder & Technology Director

With more than 30 years experience in project management and software development, Gary is our chief techie. His background includes voice technologies, sensors, electronic warfare, and command control & communications systems.

Gloria Matthews

Community Outreach Director

Gloria Matthews has an extensive background in building both online and real-world communities. Like our founder, Gloria too is hard of hearing and understands the unique challenges that this community of people faces. She is excited to apply her skill set and experience to helping Vü accomplish its mission.

Alexandra Cartier

Founder and CEO

Serial entrepreneur, Alexandra Cartier is our founder. As a person with profound hearing loss, Alexandra truly understands the challenges that face this community. She understands that Vü’s success means a better life for her and the millions like her around the world.

Michael Buckley

Technical Advisor

Inventor, educator and award winner, Mike Buckley is our resident professor. His research interests are Socially Relevant Computing, Augmentative Systems and Adaptive Communications for the Handicapped, Software & Computer Engineering & Programming Education.

 

Rose Collins

Director of Marketing and Communications

A health care marketing and communications professional, Rose has a passion for collaboration and results. Having a special needs sister and a deaf aunt, she’s inspired to help Vü include those with hearing loss in every conversation.

From Our Founders

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Newsletter

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What compels me to work for Vü?

What compels me to work for Vü?

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Biggest Pet Peeves. Most of Us Despise these.

Biggest Pet Peeves. Most of Us Despise these.

These are some of the biggest pet peeves we have in group discussions. Gasp! We despise: Saying "Never mind" or even better "It's not important" Unable to transition from one conversation into another Speakers interrupting or talking over each other When an instructor...

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Our Affiliates

Shop at any of these retailers and a small portion of your purchase will be sent to Vü. Your support helps fund the development of Vü’s smart patent-pending devices. These smart mobile devices help users know when someone speaks, what they are saying, and where to look to follow the conversation.

We are pleased to announce that we joined the eBay Partner Network.

Please click the Shop Now link above to visit eBay’s website and explore the many deals they have available. We will receive a small percentage of your purchase which will be used to help us in our efforts to bring our patent-pending devices to market.

How can we help?

Submit your message using the contact form and a member of our team will get back to you as soon as possible. 

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