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Listen Technologies Promotes Tracy Bathurst to VP of Product Development And Product Management

Listen Technologies expands it product development and product life cycle capabilities with the promotion of a new Vice President.

Listen Technologies Corporation today announced the promotion of Tracy Bathurst to Vice President of Product Development and Product Management. In his new position, Bathurst will be in charge of all new product development initiatives as well as the management of product life cycles.

Bathurst will report directly to Russell Gentner, Co-Founder and CEO of Listen Technologies. Bathurst will work closely with Gentner to develop and execute the company’s product development roadmap.

Bathurst brings over 24 years of engineering and executive level product management experience in the Audio-Visual and telecommunications industries. He joined Listen Technologies in 2011 as Product Group Leader of the ListenPoint® product line. He is a graduate of Southern Utah University with a Bachelors of Science in Industrial Technology.

“Tracy’s depth of experience will be invaluable to leading Listen’s product development and product management efforts,” Russell Gentner said. “We’re excited to have him assume this critical role and drive Listen’s growth and success of our new product lines. The future is bright for our customers.”

Commenting on the promotion, Bathurst said, “I am looking forward to applying my passion for engineering to developing new innovative personal listening solutions to exceed the needs of our customers who can benefit from connecting to the sounds in difficult hearing environments.”

Connect with Tracy on LinkedIn www.linkedin.com/pub/tracy-bathurst/39/781/590

About Listen Technologies Corporation
Listen Technologies brings power and clarity to the sounds that enrich your life—by overcoming the challenges of noise, distance, lively debate and hearing loss to deliver precise and personalized audio in any setting or environment. With Listen solutions, you can cut through the clutter and connect to an experience of pure, focused sound. Listen solutions are used in gathering places around the world including schools, houses of worship, factories, entertainment venues, government agencies and more. For more information on Listen solutions, watch this short video. Contact Listen Technologies at 1.800.330.0891, +1.801.233.8992, or visit www.listentech.com.

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Sanderson Centers Become First Two Public Buildings in Utah to Install Hearing Loop Systems

Hearing Loop systems from Listen Technologies provide crystal clear sound for visitors to the Sanderson Center who need assistive listening.

SALT LAKE CITY—Nov. 13, 2013—The Robert G. Sanderson Community Center of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing in Taylorsville and its satellite office in St. George became the first two public buildings in the state of Utah to install new Hearing Loop systems from Listen Technologies. The Hearing Loop systems enable visitors with hearing loss who need assistive listening to receive crystal clear audio signals directly through their T-Coil hearing aids, cochlear implants or Hearing Loop receivers.

“As a government program that serves deaf and hard of hearing people, we strive to provide the best assistive listening technology available,” said Marilyn Call, Executive Director of the Sanderson Community Center. “Historically, we have focused on providing RF assistive listening systems, because even though hearing loop technology has been around for a while, we have been underwhelmed with its performance until recently. I am hard of hearing myself, so I fully understand the importance of quality sound and I can say that the new hearing loop system we have installed in the Sanderson Center and in our St. George location provides phenomenal clarity of sound. I can’t overstate how important that is for increasing understanding.”

A Hearing Loop system consists of a thin wire that is installed (usually under the carpet or in the ceiling) around the listening area. This wire is connected into an amplifier and microphone. Speech, music and other audio signals from the microphone are amplified and sent through the wire. This creates an electromagnetic field in the looped area. The T-Coil in a hearing aid or cochlear implant picks up the electromagnetic signal and allows the listener to hear a clear signal directly through the hearing aid.

The Hearing Loop systems were installed in a large classroom and at two reception counters–one at the front desk and one in the Technology Demo Lab at the Community Center. In the St. George building, the conference room area was looped—this area is used for trainings, meetings, presentations, and conference discussions.

Call said she uses hearing aids that work well in quiet, one-on-one conversations, but fail at public meetings and events. “I want to be engaged in life, but that is hard to do if I can’t hear clearly,” she said. “I am now a big fan of hearing loops and I want all hard of hearing people to experience the ease and quality of sound provided by loop technology. At the Sanderson Center we want to lead the way in having looped rooms for hard of hearing people to use when they come to events and classes. We invite all people with hearing aids to come and try it out. Beyond that, we also strongly encourage other venues, public and private, to look into hearing loop technology. Listen is bringing attention to this cause and other businesses may join the movement soon as well.”

The Hearing Loop installation also enables the Sanderson Centers to be compliant with the current Americans with Disabilities Act requirements for assistive listening. Three technologies are available for venues, including government buildings, to meet ADA compliance: radio frequency (RF), infrared (IR) and Hearing Loop. RF and IR systems transmit signals over radio waves or infrared signals to an individual through a receiver and earphones. Hearing Loop systems, however, are becoming the preferred technology for assistive listening because no receivers or earphones are required to obtain the signal, as the signals are transmitted directly to an individual’s T-Coil equipped hearing aid or cochlear implant.

About Listen Technologies Corporation
Listen Technologies brings power and clarity to the sounds that enrich your life—by overcoming the challenges of noise, distance, lively debate and hearing loss to deliver precise and personalized audio in any setting or environment. With Listen solutions, you can cut through the clutter and connect to an experience of pure, focused sound. Listen solutions are used in gathering places around the world including schools, houses of worship, factories, entertainment venues, government agencies, and more. For more information on Listen solutions watch this video. Contact Listen Technologies at 1.800.330.0891, +1.801.233.8992, or visit www.listentech.com.

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Broadway’s Gershwin Theater in New York Installs Hearing Loop from Listen Technologies

New York City—Nov. 6, 2013—Broadway’s celebrated Gershwin Theater is providing a more immersive experience for all its patrons by installing a hearing loop system from Listen Technologies. The hearing loop system enables audience members who need assistive listening to receive crystal clear audio signals directly through their T-Coil hearing aids, cochlear implants or Hearing Loop receiver.

Bill Register, director of facilities and theater management for Nederlander, which operates the Gershwin Theater and eight other theaters in New York said, “The Gershwin Theater recently underwent a renovation with new seats and carpet. With the 10th anniversary of ‘Wicked’ upon us, we felt now was an opportune time to provide a different kind of upgrade to the theater. Being installed under the carpet, the hearing loop is invisible to the eyes, but for our patrons with hearing loss, the giant leap in clarity of sound is literally music to their ears.”

In order for hearing loops to be effective, an audience member must have a hearing aid equipped with a telecoil or “T-Coil”, which at the press of a button receives a signal. Nearly 70 percent of hearing aids today are equipped with a t-coil and all new cochlear implants come with T-Coil. The entire Gershwin theater, including the orchestra and upper mezzanine, is looped so no matter where a patron is seated in the theater, the signal will be as clear—or even better—than if they were sitting in the front row.

The hearing loop system from Listen Technologies was installed by Leo Garrison of Metro Sound Pros, who has installed several other hearing loop systems throughout New York including museums, tour busses, taxi cabs and other Broadway theaters. The hearing loop installation also enables the Gershwin Theater to be compliant with the current ADA requirements for assistive listening. Three technologies are available for venues to meet ADA compliance: radio frequency (RF), infrared (IR) and hearing loop. RF and IR systems transmit signals over radio waves or infrared signals to an individual through a receiver and earphones. Hearing loop systems, however, are becoming the preferred technology for assistive listening because no receivers or earphones are required to obtain the signal, its transmitted directly to an individual’s T-Coil equipped hearing aid or cochlear implant.

Hearing loop systems are ideal for a number of venues including:
• Airports
• Ticket counters and information booths
• Banquet halls
• Board rooms and large meeting rooms
• Court rooms
• Cruise ships
• Doctors’ offices and pharmacy counters
• Drive thru and pick up windows
• Elevators, trains and buses
• Museums
• Places of worship
• School auditoriums
• Sports facilities
• Theaters and performing arts centers

About Listen Technologies Corporation
Listen Technologies brings power and clarity to the sounds that enrich your life—by overcoming the challenges of noise, distance, lively debate and hearing loss to deliver precise and personalized audio in any setting or environment. With Listen solutions, you can cut through the clutter and connect to an experience of pure, focused sound. Listen solutions are used in gathering places around the world including schools, houses of worship, factories, entertainment venues, government agencies and more. For more information on Listen solutions watch this video. Contact Listen Technologies at 1.800.330.0891, +1.801.233.8992, or visit www.listentech.com.

About Metro Sound Pros
Since 1994, the owners of Metro Sound Pros, Inc. have been designing and installing sound, lighting, and video systems for all applications. Work has always been done first hand with quality, compatibility, ease of use, and functionality being the top priorities. The entire staff at MSP is fully trained to use the products they install. For more information Metro Sound Pros, Inc. visit www.metrosoundpros.com or call +1.845.429.7900.

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Listen Technologies Will Continue to Offer InfoComm Renewal Units

Listen Technologies will continue to offer InfoComm International’s Certified Technology Specialists the opportunity to earn four Renewal Units (RU) towards their certification upon successful completion of Level 2 Hearing Loop Training.

Salt Lake City, Utah, USA—Listen Technologies is pleased to announce continued participation as an official InfoComm International Renewal Unit (RU) Provider. This distinction allows over 9,000 professionals with InfoComm International’s Certified Technology Specialist (CTS) credential to earn renewal units towards their certification upon successful completion of Listen’s One-Day Integration & Commissioning of Hearing Loop Systems (Level 2) Training. Four RU of InfoComm CTS Renewal Credits are available upon completion of this one-day class and passing the final exam.

To obtain approval, RU programs must feature experienced instructors with clear evidence of qualifications in the session topic. Each class must contain at least one relevant learning objective or industry-related purpose, relate to a specific exam topic area & exam level, and conclude with an assessment tool to demonstrate that the participants have grasped what the objectives of the class were. The criteria mentioned above are strictly reviewed by InfoComm University’s Certification Renewal Unit Committee.

“Listen Technologies is proud to have renewed its partnership with InfoComm and their CTS Renewal Units program. Through our Level 2 Hearing Loop class we are training both AV Integrators and Consultants to the high standards of the IEC 60118-4 specification, all while earning 4 Renewal Credits towards their CTS certification,” says Michael R. Griffitt, Certified Hearing Loop Instructor at Listen Technologies.

This course includes a full day training session that takes you through the steps that are required to install a Hearing Loop system properly. Those who attend the course gain a hands-on practical experiencing of installing, setting up, testing, and certifying a Hearing Loop system, as well as learning the theories of why it is key to install them properly. At the completion of this session and passing the final exam, participants will be certified as a Listen Hearing Loop Level 2 Integrator, capable of meeting the performance standards of the IEC 60118-4.

For additional information on programs and availability, please contact Listen Technologies or visit us at www.listentech.com/loop-training.

About InfoComm
InfoComm International is the trade association representing the professional audiovisual and information communications industries worldwide. Established in 1939, InfoComm has more than 5,000 members, including manufacturers, systems integrators, dealers and distributors, independent consultants, programmers, rental and staging companies, end-users and multimedia professionals from more than 80 countries. For more information visit www.infocomm.org

About Listen Technologies Corporation
Listen Technologies Corporation manufactures and distributes wireless audio products world-wide for use in auditory assistance, soundfield, tour group, language interpretation and conferencing applications. Listen products provide superb audio performance, flexibility and ease of use, making them the ideal choice for schools, houses of worship, factories, entertainment facilities, government agencies and other entities. For more information on Listen solutions, contact Listen Technologies at +1.801.233.8992, or visit www.listentech.com.

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Sam Nord of Listen Technologies to Present at HLAA of San Francisco

Sam Nord of Listen Technologies will be delivering a presentation on legislative compliance and assistive listening technologies to the San Francisco chapter of the Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA) on November 9, 2013.

Salt Lake City, Utah, USA— Sam Nord of Listen Technologies will be visiting the San Francisco Chapter meeting of the Hearing Loss Association of America on November 9, 2013 to present on assistive listening technologies with an emphasis on Hearing Loop. Nord’s presentation will focus on the latest updates to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) standards and how these updates apply to assistive listening systems, including Hearing Loops.

The presentation will also address trends in hearing aids, what venues need to know about accommodating people with hearing loss, why Hearing Loop is the preferred assistive listening technology and the growing Loop America movement.

Hearing Loops deliver direct and personalized sound to people with smart hearing aids (hearing aids equipped with telecoils) and people with cochlear implants by working with an individuals’ settings on their device.

“I am extremely honored and excited to have the opportunity to present to the San Francisco Chapter of the HLAA to discuss the latest technologies to improve hearing and communication, as well as to inform those in the hearing loss community of the latest updates to ADA law as it regards the requirements for assistive listening systems,” said Nord. In March of 2012, the changes that were made to the ADA related to assistive listening in 2010 went into full effect. These changes state that an assistive listening system must be provided in each assembly area where audible communication is integral to the use of the space. Hearing Loops are a type of assistive listening system.

Hearing Loops, which are quite common overseas, are just starting to gain more popularity in the US due to better installation standards. “It is always a pleasure to be able to discuss technologies like Hearing Loops, because they can drastically improve the quality of people’s lives,” noted Kenny Andrews, President SF Chapter HLAA. “We appreciate Sam’s willingness to meet with our group.” The presentation will be given on Saturday, November 9 at 10:30 a.m. at the San Francisco Chapter meeting at The Sequoias, 1400 Geary Boulevard, San Francisco, CA. The presentation is free and open to the public.

About Listen Technologies Corporation

Listen Technologies brings power and clarity to the sounds that enrich your life—by overcoming the challenges of noise, distance, lively debate and hearing loss to deliver precise and personalized audio in any setting or environment. With Listen solutions, you can cut through the clutter and connect to an experience of pure, focused sound. Listen solutions are used in gathering places around the world including schools, houses of worship, factories, entertainment venues, government agencies and more. For more information on Listen solutions, contact Listen Technologies at 1.800.330.0891, +1.801.233.8992, or visit www.listentech.com.

About Hearing Loss Association of America

The Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA) is the nation’s leading organization representing people with hearing loss. HLAA provides assistance and resources for people with hearing loss and their families to learn how to adjust to living with hearing loss. HLAA is working to eradicate the stigma associated with hearing loss and raise public awareness about the need for prevention, treatment, and regular hearing screenings throughout life. For more information visit www.hearingloss.org.

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McCune Audio Video Adds Wireless Conferencing System from Listen Technologies to Rental Inventory

Listen Technologies Corporation today announced that McCune Audio Video and Lighting in San Francisco, Calif. purchased nearly three dozen Wireless Conferencing units from Listen Technologies as a rental option for its client base.

The wireless conferencing system is available for McCune Audio Video clients who need flexible, multi-use sound capabilities in meetings. It allows meeting participants to hear and interact in meetings without waiting for a “hand held” microphone to be passed to them or having them step up to a podium. The system is ideal for challenging locations such as historical buildings, corporate multi-purpose rooms, as well as hotel banquet halls and hospitality rooms.

“We have been looking for a wireless solution of this high quality, reliability and technical flexibility for several years,” said Allan McCune President of McCune Audio Video and Lighting. “We added the new Listen Technologies wireless conferencing units to our rental inventory because of its ease of use and set up, strong coverage and excellent battery life. The high level of interaction as well as the ability to hear others makes this system extremely desirable for corporate events. Often when a group is larger, you see less interaction than you’d like. With the use of this new system, meetings can be productive without straining to hear or waiting to speak. Our clients are thrilled with the quality of sound as well as the labor and cost savings in the set up and removal.”

The system is a complete personal sound system and provides up to 36 or more users with their own microphone and speaker positioned directly in front of each participant. This makes it possible for any meeting to become interactive and invites participation from all meeting attendees because every participant can listen and speak with total clarity to the entire room. Their voices are easily heard through the other units as well as the overall public address system if desired. The flexibility of the wireless system is a major strength, allowing easy set up and take-down with the option to adapt on the fly to any room’s configuration. The 20-hour battery life and multi-frequency format ensures units will make it through the most demanding meetings and environments. Meeting participation can also easily be recorded for later reference for meeting attendees or for those who could not attend the meeting.

About Listen Technologies Corporation

Listen Technologies brings power and clarity to the sounds that enrich your life—by overcoming the challenges of noise, distance, lively debate and hearing loss to deliver precise and personalized audio in any setting or environment. With Listen solutions, you can cut through the clutter and connect to an experience of pure, focused sound. Listen solutions are used in gathering places around the world including schools, houses of worship, factories, entertainment venues, government agencies and more. For more information on Listen solutions, contact Listen Technologies at 1.800.330.0891, +1.801.233.8992, or watch this short video.

About McCune Audio Video Lighting
McCune Audio / Video / Lighting is a full service technical event production company based in San Francisco, California. McCune provides technical services for sporting events, concerts, parades, trade shows, conferences, weddings, air shows, theater, galas and many events.
With offices in San Francisco, Anaheim and Monterey, we work all over the state and work all over the world. We have 75 years of business experience and are among the most respected and accomplished companies in the industry. No matter the size, scale, vision, budget or venue, McCune will bring a wide range of experience, knowledge and quality service to every event.

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Listen Technologies Announces Utah AV Week Activities

Free hearing tests, technology tours, and Hearing Loop demonstrations available throughout the week.

SALT LAKE CITY—October 11, 2013—Listen Technologies Corporation, along with other audiovisual (AV) companies in Utah, will be participating in and hosting several events during this week’s AV Week to help promote, celebrate, and share the impact of the AV industry in Utah and across the world. AV Week is an annual event sponsored by InfoComm International.

“We want to raise awareness in Utah on how the audiovisual industry affects everyone, everyday,” said Cory Schaeffer, Vice President of Sales Worldwide at Listen. “AV Week will help Utahans better understand how AV equipment is present in many public venues to enhance experiences and improve communication with others.”

Listen Technologies will be participating in a number of activities including hosting the Hearing Loop Technology & ADA Compliance Overview event on Wednesday, October 16. Two sessions will be held at the Hilton Garden Inn SLC Downtown, one from 11:35 a.m. to 12:05 p.m., and one from 4:20 to 4:50 p.m.

Free hearing tests will also be given throughout the week at various audiologist offices. Call 801.763.0724 to schedule a free evaluation with Dr. Layne Garrett, AUD in American Fork or email anne@entslc.com or stacey@entslc.com to schedule a free evaluation with Dr. Anne Lobdell, AUD in Salt Lake City.

Other AV Week events include:
• Donation of Jolene: A Dangerous Decibels Project
• GENCOMM Tech Expo 2013
• Business Women’s Forum: Tech Tour of KSL Studios
• AV Week Jeopardy
• Adobe AV Technology Tour

For more information about the week’s activities please visit:
http://www.listentech.com/about-us-events or call +1.801.233.8992

About AV Week
InfoComm International is the trade association representing the professional audiovisual and information communications industries worldwide. Each year during October, InfoComm unites the audiovisual community to celebrate, promote and share the AV industry with the world. AV Week gives its members resources and support to reach out to the community and become advocates for change. It’s a time to educate students interested in AV careers, change industry perceptions, make new connections, and create media opportunities. www.avweek.org

About Listen Technologies Corporation
Listen Technologies brings power and clarity to the sounds that enrich people’s lives by overcoming the challenges of noise, distance, lively debate, and hearing loss to deliver precise and personalized audio in any setting or environment. With Listen Technologies’ solutions, individuals can cut through the clutter and connect to an experience of pure, focused sound. Listen Technologies’ solutions are used in gathering places around the world, including schools, houses of worship, factories, entertainment venues, government agencies, and more.

For more information, contact Listen Technologies at 1-800-330-0891 or 1-801-233-8992. Visit Listen Technologies online at www.listentech.com or connect with the company on Facebook or Twitter.

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Loop Utah Movement Underway with Support from Listen Technologies

Listen Technologies joined Loop Utah in September to Kick-Off the Loop Utah Movement at the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Festival.

Salt Lake City, Utah, USA—Listen Technologies joined other hearing loss advocates at the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Festival for the kick-off of the statewide movement to get Hearing Loops installed in public spaces throughout Utah.

The Loop Utah Movement is dedicated bringing more awareness to the subject of hearing loss by educating Utah communities about assistive listening systems, in particular Hearing Loops, which provide individuals with hearing loss a better way to experience what they fully deserve when they visit public places like churches, theatres, museums, auditoriums, and concert venues.

As a co-sponsor of the event, Listen installed two temporary Hearing Loops, one around the main stage for presentations and a smaller one at their own booth to demonstrate the technology to visitors. A Hearing Loop, also known as an Induction Loop or T-Loop, is an assistive listening system that provides access to facilities for those with hearing loss. It takes a sound source and transfers it directly to a hearing aid without background noise.

The increasing popularity of Hearing Loops has seen a steady increase in the inclusion of telecoils in hearing aids. At present just under 70% of hearing aid models on the market are fitted with them. This number is as high as 95% in countries where Hearing Loops are already established, and all new model cochlear implants now offer telecoils.

“I am involved with Loop Utah, because I believe in the technology,” says Dr. Lobdell, Loop Utah Steering Committee Chair. “My passion for loop technology began early in my career when my hard of hearing grandmother explained how a loop system allowed her to continue to participate in church services, which made me wonder why the technology wasn’t available in more places.”

Loop Utah planning meetings are held the second Tuesday of every month from 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. at the Sanderson Community Center. For more details on what you can do to be a part of the movement visit www.looputah.org.

About Listen Technologies
Listen Technologies brings power and clarity to the sounds that enrich your life—by overcoming the challenges of noise, distance, lively debate and hearing loss to deliver precise and personalized audio in any setting or environment. With Listen solutions, you can cut through the clutter and connect to an experience of pure, focused sound. Listen solutions are used in gathering places around the world including schools, houses of worship, factories, entertainment venues, government agencies and more. Watch the About Listen video. For more information on Listen solutions, contact Listen Technologies at 1.800.330.0891, +1.801.233.8992, or visit www.listentech.com.

About Loop Utah
Loop Utah is an ongoing advocacy campaign dedicated to educating Utah venues about the many benefits of hearing loop technology, which delivers sound directly to an individual’s telecoil-equipped hearing aid or cochlear implant. Loop Utah will serve to attract, educate, and advocate as the collective voice for loop technology so the Hard of Hearing can have the enriched experience they deserve in venues across the state of Utah. For more information about Loop Utah, contact LoopUtah@gmail.com or call 801.556.2241.

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AV Week Proclamations Issued by Governor Herbert and Mayor McAdams

InfoComm members’ petitions to the State of Utah and the County of Salt Lake to issue proclamations have been realized.

Bluffdale, Utah, USA — Listen Technologies Corporation today announced that the week of October 13-19, 2013, has been proclaimed “AV Week” by Utah Governor Gary Herbert and Salt Lake County Ben McAdams. Both proclamations state the impact of the audiovisual industry on everyday lives, noting AV applications in architecture, medicine, government proceedings, education, entertainment and business.

“The audiovisual industry affects everyone, every day” said Cory Schaeffer, Vice President of Sales Worldwide at Listen. “Anytime you walk into a school, church, theater, sports arena, shopping center, government office or other public venue, AV equipment is present to give you directions, help you hear better, enhance your visual experience, and improve communication with others.”

“It was my pleasure to sign the AV Week proclamation” commented Governor Herber as he met with InfoComm members. “The proclamation was a good reminder of the importance of AV in business and our daily lives.”

AV Week is presented by InfoComm International, a worldwide association serving the audiovisual industry. The association offers regular training and support to its members and sponsors the annual InfoComm trade show, which attracted over 50,000 attendees in 2013. InfoComm members in the State of Utah representing 40 companies and individuals include manufacturers, AV consulting and design firms, system integrators, and end users.

To raise awareness of AV Week, Schaeffer petitioned the State of Utah and the County of Salt Lake to issue proclamations. “We wanted Utahans to see how many companies in the state are involved with audiovisual technologies,” she said. “The AV industry is very healthy in Utah and benefits our economy not only through the technologies that are available, but also through job creation and revenues.”

Listen Technologies, along with other AV companies in Utah, will be participating in and hosting several events during AV Week (October 13 – 19, 2013). GENCOMM is planning their annual Tech Show on October 16 and Avidex is planning a Technology Tour of the new Adobe building on October 17. For the full calendar of events visit http://www.listentech.com/about-us-events.

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About AV Week
InfoComm International is the trade association representing the professional audiovisual and information communications industries worldwide. Each year during October, InfoComm unites the audiovisual community to celebrate, promote and share the AV industry with the world. AV Week gives its members resources and support to reach out to the community and become advocates for change. It’s a time to educate students interested in AV careers, change industry perceptions, make new connections and create media opportunities. www.avweek.org

About Listen Technologies Corporation

Listen Technologies brings power and clarity to the sounds that enrich your life—by overcoming the challenges of noise, distance, lively debate and hearing loss to deliver precise and personalized audio in any setting or environment. With Listen solutions, you can cut through the clutter and connect to an experience of pure, focused sound. Listen solutions are used in gathering places around the world including schools, houses of worship, factories, entertainment venues, government agencies and more. For more information on Listen solutions, contact Listen Technologies at 1.800.330.0891, +1.801.233.8992, or visit www.listentech.com.

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Dr. Anne Lobdell Appointed as the Chair of the Loop Utah Steering Committee

Audiologist, Dr. Anne Lobdell, will chair the Loop Utah Steering Committee, which serves to educate venues about hearing loop technology throughout the State of Utah to enrich the experiences of their Hard of Hearing visitors.

Salt Lake City, Utah, USA—Dr. Anne Lobdell, an audiologist who has been practicing for more than ten years, is now the Chair of the Loop Utah Steering Committee. The Loop Utah Movement is dedicated to educating Utah venues about the many benefits of hearing loop technology. Hearing loops deliver sound to an individual’s t-coil equipped hearing aid or cochlear implants wirelessly. This empowers hearing-impaired individuals who visit public spaces and venues of all types can enjoy a clear, immersive listening experience that they could otherwise not receive.

“I am involved with Loop Utah, because I believe in the technology,” says Dr. Lobdell. “My passion for loop technology began early in my career when my hard of hearing grandmother explained how a loop system allowed her to continue to participate in church services, which made me wonder why the technology wasn’t available in more places.”

The Loop Utah Steering Committee’s goals are to build more awareness in and around the State of Utah on how prevalent hearing loss is and to work to get all types of venues, whether they are places of worship, theaters, businesses or sports arenas, to understand the need for assistive listening (especially hearing loop) technologies.

“Through education of the community, government, health care professionals, and the hard of hearing population, we can improve the lives of those living with hearing loss. They can return to fully enjoying activities that they may have abandoned due to difficulties stemming from hearing loss and diminished hearing and communication capabilities,” Dr. Lobdell added.

The Loop Utah Steering Committee’s ultimate vision is to make Utah a model state where t-coil and cochlear implant users can take full advantage of assistive listening systems, such as hearing loops.

The group will focus its main efforts on advocacy for the individuals who are hard of hearing. This will include education on how to approach venues about hearing loop technology, and what to do if a venue doesn’t offer assistive listening technologies at all.

“I am honored to chair the Loop Utah Steering Committee. Working with such a dedicated and passionate group of individuals to push the Loop Utah Movement forward has already been exceptional. Through the collaboration and creativity of the Steering Committee, the ability to bring this technology to the community has never been so promising,” concludes Dr. Lobdell.

The kickoff event for the Loop Utah Movement, proudly sponsored by Listen Technologies, will take place at the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Festival on September 21, 2013 from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Sanderson Community Center. The event is free and open to the public.

About Listen Technologies Corporation
Listen Technologies brings power and clarity to the sounds that enrich your life—by overcoming the challenges of noise, distance, lively debate and hearing loss to deliver precise and personalized audio in any setting or environment. With Listen solutions, you can cut through the clutter and connect to an experience of pure, focused sound. Listen solutions are used in gathering places around the world including schools, houses of worship, factories, entertainment venues, government agencies and more. For more information on Listen solutions, contact Listen Technologies at 1.800.330.0891, +1.801.233.8992, or visit www.listentech.com or connect with the company on Facebook or Twitter.

About Loop Utah
Loop Utah is an ongoing advocacy campaign dedicated to educating Utah venues about the many benefits of hearing loop technology, which delivers sound directly to an individual’s telecoil-equipped hearing aid or cochlear implant. Loop Utah will serve to attract, educate, and advocate as the collective voice for loop technology so the Hard of Hearing (HoH) community can have the enriched experience they deserve in venues across the state of Utah.

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