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Neurocareers: Doing The Impossible!

Sep 16, 2023

Ever faced the "Cocktail Party Problem"? Imagine navigating a bustling event where multiple conversations, music, and ambient noise blend into an auditory mishmash. How do you pick out the conversation you want to engage in when the sounds converge and overlap?

This challenging scenario isn't just limited to social gatherings. For those with hearing impairments, this predicament can be an everyday hurdle.

Now, here's the exciting part: Our guest today, Dr. Naeem Komeilipoor, founder of AAVAA, has taken up the mission to tackle this very issue with groundbreaking neurotechnology. His innovative solutions provide a new level of control and clarity for those with hearing impairments.

Imagine being able to selectively filter out unwanted noises in noisy environments simply by shifting your attention. AAVAA's earbuds and headphones do just that, enhancing the noises you want to hear based on your eye movements. It's a revolution in personalized auditory experiences.

Dr. Komeilipoor's work extends beyond addressing hearing impairment. AAVAA's technology empowers individuals with mobility impairments to communicate efficiently and control their devices with subtle facial gestures.

Join us in this episode of "Neurocareers: Doing the Impossible!" as we dive into the remarkable world of innovation, science, and entrepreneurship with Dr. Naeem Komeilipoor. Discover how his groundbreaking technology is transforming lives and creating a more inclusive and accessible future.

About the Podcast Guest:

Dr. Naeem Komeilipoor is an engineer and an entrepreneur driven to discover solutions with the potential to significantly and positively impact people's lives. He has extensive experience in the fields of Neuroscience, Biomedical Engineering, and AI, spanning multiple countries. Over the years, Naeem has developed a deep understanding in signal processing and AI to extract valuable information from the complex signals of the brain and body. In his latest venture, as CTO of AAVAA, Naeem leads a multidisciplinary team of engineers and scientists, and is responsible for creating strategic IP portfolio, including acquiring and filing several critical patents to build a first-of-its kind platform that can revolutionize many markets such as hearables, AR glasses, VR headsets, medical devices, and more. Recently, he has received several recognitions including being named one of C2's Top 25 Emerging Entrepreneurs of 2021, receiving a nomination for Quebec Entrepreneur of the Year 2022 from the Association of Young Chambers of Commerce of Quebec, and being selected as one of Top 100 Innovators and Entrepreneurs of 2022 by The Top 100 Magazine, as well as being included in InspiredMind's official "Ones to Watch'' list for 2022.  He also has received an award for Best Hearing Assistance Device Digital Health Company of 2021 by Global Health & Pharma, and others.


AAVAA is a leading provider of accessible technology solutions dedicated to breaking down barriers and improving accessibility for individuals with disabilities. With a range of innovative products and services, AAVAA strives to empower and enhance the lives of people with disabilities by leveraging the power of technology. To learn more, visit

About the Podcast Host:

The Neurocareers podcast is brought to you by The Institute of Neuroapproaches ( and its founder, Milena Korostenskaja, Ph.D. (Dr. K), a neuroscience educator, research consultant, and career coach for students and recent graduates in neuroscience and neurotechnologies. As a professional coach with a background in the field, Dr. K understands the unique challenges and opportunities facing students in this field and can provide personalized coaching and support to help you succeed.

Here's what you'll get with one-on-one coaching sessions from Dr. K:

  • Identification and pursuit of career goals
  • Guidance on job search strategies, resume and cover letter development, and interview preparation
  • Access to a network of professionals in the field of neuroscience and neurotechnologies
  • Ongoing support and guidance to help you stay on track and achieve your goals

You can always schedule a free neurocareer consultation/coaching session with Dr. K at

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