Hearing Scientist

Santa Clara Valley (Cupertino), California, United States


Weekly Hours: 40
Role Number:200172921
At Apple, new ideas have a way of quickly becoming extraordinary products, services and customer experiences. Sound is an essential and compelling facet of the customer experience - Apple has assembled a world-class Acoustics team that enables our customers to experience music with delight, communicate with clarity and appreciate our products without disturbance from noise. In Apple Acoustics we work with obsessive attention to detail, directly contributing to products that ship to millions of people around the world. The Audio Product Acoustics team is responsible for the acoustic performance of the EarPod, AirPod and HomePod product lines as well as the design of many of Apple’s hearing health features. We are motivated to share our love of audio so that anyone can be moved by sound the way that we are. We are a diverse team having expertise in acoustic design and integration, algorithm prototyping, critical listening and hearing science. We work daily with cross-functional teams to find innovative solutions to complex engineering issues. We are searching for a Hearing Scientist to join our team to help take our hearing health features and AirPod product line to the next level in the growing Hearable market.

Key Qualifications

  • Deep understanding of hearing science and psychoacoustics
  • Ability to design and prototype hearing related algorithms
  • Experience designing and executing complex hearing related user studies
  • Ability to analyze large datasets preferred (E.g. Matlab, Python, Jupyter)
  • Effective communication and presentation skills
  • Learning attitude with a keen attention to detail


You will be working with a team of passionate hearing scientists, technologists and engineers prototyping and evaluating new audio technologies and products. Your role will be driving key hearing science research studies to intersect and inform product development decisions. The role involves hands on experimentation, data analysis as well as lab research and state of the art journal reviews. As part of our team, you will work collaboratively with cross-functional teams (software, hardware integration, user interaction, health, etc).

Education & Experience

Most of our team members have advanced degrees in Acoustics, Audiology, Physics, Hearing Science or an equivalent field, but if you’ve followed a different path we still want to hear from you.

Additional Requirements