PhilaU Alumna Creates Device to Help Hearing Impaired: The Philadelphia Citizen

As a Philadelphia University student, Renee Kakareka ’16 created a device to help the hearing impaired and started her company, Olive Devices, to bring it to market, The Philadelphia Citizen reported Feb. 23.

“I knew that I wanted to create some kind of change in the world through the design skills that I had,” said Kakareka, who studied industrial design at PhilaU.  She is working to disrupt the hearing aid industry by providing more affordable and technologically advanced options.

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