About us

Here’s a situation we often hear described by our customers: you wake up in the morning, get out of bed, and immediately want to see and hear everything going on in the world. Reaching over to your side table, you search for your hearing devices and glasses, awkwardly putting each one on after the other.

If this sounds familiar, you’ve come to the right place. There’s no need to go through this amount of trouble or effort, of enduring the awkwardness of having multiple uncomfortable devices equipped each morning. That’s why we designed the Varibel Hearing Glasses, to provide hearing aids that combine the latest technologies with absolute comfort, and to allow you to see and hear the world as you wish to.

Sight and the ability to detect sound are vital within our everyday lives; they are how we interpret the world. It is our philosophy to amplify sound as naturally as possible, and at the same time maximizing your ability to understand speech in all sorts of situations, even noisy and difficult ones.

Hans Zwart

CEO

Over the last 25+ years working in the hearing health industry Hans has held executive-management positions in numerous companies across several countries. Starting as an acoustician in 1985, he has worked both in retail (hearing aid shops) and wholesale (manufacturers) to gain an in-depth knowledge about both customers and products. Hans has travelled all over the world to educate, train, and inform audiologists and acousticians about new hearing aid technologies.

Jan van Doorn

R&D Manager

Jan van Doorn graduated at the subgroup subjective acoustics of the applied physics department of the Technical University of Delft. In the past, he was employed in various functions at a hearing aid transducer manufacturer and as R&D manager of a Dutch hearing aid manufacturer. Since May 2014, Jan has been the R&D manager at Varibel and is responsible for the technical aspects of the hearing glasses.

Carey Dillon

Design Lead

Carey Dillon has a Masters of Science degree in Industrial Design Engineering from the Technical University of Delft. He has worked in the hearing aid development industry since his graduation in 2003. He is responsible for product design and graphic design.

Melissa de Ruiter

Marketing Assistant and Office Representative

Melissa de Ruiter studied Tourism and Recreation management at the University of Applied Sciences, graduating in October 2014. Apart from her studies, she worked in the hospitality sector for years. She has worked as an office employee at Varibel Innovations since December 2014, providing marketing assistance, facilities, secretarial, and reception support.

History

Established in 2003, Varibel worked together with Philips Electronics BV and Technical University Delft to develop our Varibel Hearing Glasses.

Once we made our hearing glasses commercially available to the public in 2006, we generated a steady stream of attention from the international audiology community. Various studies have since come to the same conclusion: for understanding speech in a noisy environment, Varibel’s Hearing Glasses are significantly superior to other hearing aids.

Supported by positive feedback from both new and old users, we have been able to further commercialize and optimize our product, gaining formidable ground within the Dutch market since 2012. Meanwhile, the year 2014 marked the internationalization of Varibel. We started offering our products to selected countries around the word and enlarged our hearing glasses collection to cater to a growing demand.