Our Team

Meet the people of Soundwave Hearing

Our founders – Anthony, Chris and Joe – established Soundwave Hearing on three core principles: Simplicity. Affordability. Convenience. 


Portrait of Anthony Florek

President + Founding Partner

Anthony has thirty plus years of medical device Sales and Marketing experience developed at leading medical equipment and consumer product companies, including Johnson and Johnson, Allergan Medical Optics and Beltone (GN Hearing Care).

Anthony brings 15 years of experience from the traditional hearing aid industry and leads the development of the business model and value proposition at Soundwave Hearing.

Anthony has a Bachelor of Science in Marketing from Indiana University and a Master of Business Administration from Northwestern University, Kellogg School of Management.

Anthony is a sports enthusiast. Fishing, golf and skiing are his favorite sports. Chicago Bears, Cubs, Bulls and Blackhawks are his teams. There are five in his family and all five are Hoosiers! He’s a family guy and loves to laugh with his sons. Luck is on his side, his wife is a chef, so he eats very well.

Anthony Florek

Portrait of Chris Boven

Chief Technology Officer + Founding Partner

Following a lifelong passion for technology and the study of the human mind, Chris began conducting research as an undergraduate using natural language processing algorithms to automatically analyze essays written by human subjects. He was awarded a National Science Foundation fellowship to conduct cross-disciplinary research in Neuroscience and Electrical Engineering at UIUC.

Chris also led a team of talented developers as CTO of Resonance Medical, a healthcare tech startup based in downtown Chicago, and is the inventor of the otoTune self-fitting hearing test.

Chris received a Bachelor of Science in Cognitive Psychology from Grand Valley State University and is near completion of a PhD in Computational Neuroscience from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Chris has always dreamed of being an inventor. He has a passion for linguistics, ancient history, animation and video games. Chris enjoys playing piano or classical guitar to relax and can occasionally be found playing a round of golf…when it isn’t too cold.

Chris Boven

Portrait of Joe Turek

Chief Engineer + Founding Partner

Joe created a supply chain organization to engage global manufacturers in multiple disciplines ranging from custom electronic products to advanced logistics, stocking programs, lean purchasing and warehouse management programs.

Joe has been involved in manufacturing since he was 15.  He holds five patents involving high performance microwave telecommunications circuit board technologies and is a registered professional engineer and a member of the IPC and IEEE.

Joe received a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering (BSEE) from the University of Notre Dame and a Master of Business Administration from Northwestern University, Kellogg School of Management.

Joe Turek