KR Liu is the director of advocacy and accessibility at Doppler Labs, the company behind Here One—two wireless Here Buds and a smartphone app that let you control how you hear the world. Over the last two decades, she’s launched some of the most disruptive hardware lifestyle tech brands on the market, from iPhone cases and portable power, to wireless headphones and smartwatches, and now, augmented audio devices.
Diagnosed with severe hearing loss at the age of three, KR has made it her life’s work to be a strong advocate and voice championing new products that enhance the way we hear the world. She has been awarded a U.S. Congressional award; Silicon Valley Business Journal’s Top 40 Under 40 and Women of Influence; and 2015 Women on the Move by Women’s Business Journal for her advocacy work in hearing health and technology. Beyond her work at Doppler Labs, KR is also actively involved with industry organizations that are working toward tech innovation in hearing accessibility.
She also advocates for greater diversity and inclusion in tech, specifically for the LGBTQ community. KR is on the board of directors for the Hearing Loss Association of America—she’s the first gay member and the youngest woman at the age of 38 to be appointed to their board—and the board of directors for the Consumer Technology Association (CTA) audio division. Also, she is a brand ambassador for the World Wide Hearing Foundation (an arm of the World Health Organization).