About us


Soundbites Public Benefit Corporation (PBC) is a women-owned medical school spinout on a mission to keep hearing by addressing the root causes of the problem of sensorineural hearing loss (SNHL), a disability that affects the quality of life and livelihood of 1.2 billion people globally. Our goal is to measurably reduce the worldwide social and economic burdens of hearing loss.

We think differently about the hearing loss problem. Our research defied convention by following the prescription drug development process to a different endpoint, inventing a safe supplement. Soundbites PBC rests on the foundation of three decades of basic and translational auditory neuroscience research at the University of Michigan Medical School, led by our late chief scientist Dr. Josef M. (Joe) Miller.

Soundbites Public Benefit Corporation (PBC) was formed in 2019 by Dr. Miller’s family and friends to continue Dr. Miller’s legacy and realize his lifelong vision by bringing his breakthrough ACEMg innovation out of the research lab and making it available to everyone under the Soundbites brand, under an exclusive University of Michigan patent license to his life’s work.

Barry Seifer - Fulfilment Officer

Co-founded predecessor company Hearing Health Science with Dr. Miller, and served as its CEO 2010- 2018; co-inventor on several ACEMg patents; principal investigator, 2012-2017 European Commission grant, responsible for patent prosecution, product development, pharmaceutical compliance, and commercial strategy. BA, University of California, Berkeley; MFA, Cranbrook Academy of Art; Fellow, Royal Society of Arts (FRSA), London.

Lettie Minor - Communications director

Nonprofit digital marketing and strategic communications specialist with a decade of experience focused on community development for youth. BA, Lake Forest College; MA, strategic communications, American University. 


Our story

Soundbites is the breakthrough product of auditory neuroscience research in the field of hearing preservation. Soundbites, known in medical journals as the ACEMg formula, was developed at the University of Michigan Medical School by a team led by Josef M (Joe) Miller, PhD (1937-2017), one of the world’s leading auditory neuroscientists and a pioneer in the field of inner ear biology.