About Us

“Every … new begin … a … breath …again.”

If that sentence doesn’t make sense to you, welcome to my world. I’m hard of hearing and fragmented sentences like this are what I and millions of people just like me around the world hear as we go through our day.

Every day, I spend 80% of my time and energy just trying to piece together and understand what is being said. It’s frustrating and exhausting!

Someone once said, “that stating a problem without a solution is just a complaint” and I’m not here to complain, I’m here to do something about the problem. I want to relax and enjoy our conversation and I want you to be able to be part of the conversation too.

My team is working on a solution so that I can know when someone is speaking, what they are saying, and where they are.

By the way, if you haven’t put it together yet that quote up there says, “Every day is a new beginning. Take a deep breath, smile, and start again.” 

Thanks for joining me on this journey, together we can create a new beginning for the deaf and hard of hearing.

 

 

Alexandra Cartier, Founder of Vü

  Our company, the Vü, is here to help the Deaf and Hard of Hearing bridge the gap in communicating with the hearing world. Our founder and director of Community Outreach are both profoundly hard of hearing. One of them also has a cochlear implant. So, we get it. We understand the frustration and isolation of not being heard – of feeling left out of the conversation. We’re here to change that. Using patent-pending technology, we’re working on the solution to help millions of people around the world interact anytime, anywhere without missing a beat in their conversation. We want you to be able to enjoy life and fully engage in conversations without the need to have anything in your way. We’re excited that our groundbreaking smart devices will be easily accessible and inclusive – whether you’re at the movies, in a restaurant, at school or talking with one person or a hundred people or more.

Our mission is to enable those with hearing loss and other communication disorders to live, learn and work independently in the real world. We invite you to join the conversation by sharing our story with your family, friends, colleagues, teachers, etc and making them aware of the work that we are doing, signing up for our newsletter, and/or contacting us to learn more or discover how you can get more involved. We look forward to speaking with you!

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. "If you don't include me in the conversation and it's discussing something that will affect my life, I don't need anyone to be my 'voice.' Include me and allow me to be my own voice, so that you can see what I can bring to the table."- Gloria M. Matthews 

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.

Contact
Global Head Office

Address:

Vu LLC 1576 Sweet Home Road
Amherst, NY 14228-2710

Phone:

(833)-887-7335

Email:

info@Vuspeech.com

Vü: Join The Conversation

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.

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