• About Us
Ric Hoke (Inventor & CEO) left, Andrew P. Oliver (Founding Partner) right.
WAVS Custom is an innovative music tech company dedicated to fine craftsmanship and better listening alternatives. Our patented process, allowing customers to 3D scan their ears from their cell phones, has made custom-fit earphones & IEM’s accessible and affordable for the first time ever. Since our launch in early 2020, we’ve turned the custom-fit listening market on its head and have been overwhelmed with the support we’ve received and the needs we’ve been able to fill.
Each set of WAVS is digitally processed and handcrafted here in the USA. Our goal is to always provide a state-of-the-art product and a personalized experience for our customers through our open-door approach to doing business. Attention to detail is the key, and every order is personal to us.
INVENTOR & CEO:
Ric Hoke is the inventor of WAVS Custom. He started developing the product a few years ago after administering music therapy to individuals suffering from Alzheimer's and early-onset dementia. Ric noticed that their headphones would often fall off or fit too loosely on their ears. After seeing how expensive the custom earphone market was, and how difficult it was to be fitted, he dedicated himself to developing a new solution—and WAVS’ patented technology was born.
Ric has a Communications degree from College of Charleston and a Music Business degree from Full Sail University. Prior to WAVS, Ric was a digital ads specialist at iHeart Media before he began studying the effects of music on Alzheimer's as well as 3D technology.
Andrew P. Oliver is an award-winning musician, entrepreneur, and brand specialist. He first found success as a songwriter and producer for his band Brother Oliver who has shared the stage with The Steve Miller Band, Father John Misty, Drake Bell, Big Head Todd and the Monsters, and more. They were awarded UMA’s Artist of the Year in 2019 and had a day named after them by Mayor Knox White in Greenville, South Carolina.
Andrew has also contributed content to national outlets including MTV, TruTV, PBS, Huffington Post, and PopMatters—to name a few. In addition to his work with WAVS, Andrew is the creator of the music product, Dummiez and founder of Forthright Records.