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Listen Technologies Steps Up At Walk4Hearing™

For the third year in a row Listen Technologies picked the Hearing Loss Association of America and its Walk4Hearing as a charity to support as part of AV Week.

(October 15, 2012) Bluffdale, Utah, USA — Listen Technologies Corporation announced that the third annual Salt Lake City Walk4Hearing raised $19,000 to support the Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA).

The Walk4Hearing is one of HLAA’s programs to support people with hearing loss. It serves to raise awareness about hearing loss, helps to eradicate the stigma associated with it, and raises funds to provide information and support for people with hearing loss. Since 2006, the Walk4Hearing has raised over $2 million and has become the largest series of walks for hearing loss in America.

Every spring and fall thousands of walkers form teams and walk in their communities to raise money for programs and services for people with hearing loss and to increase public awareness. Listen Technologies organized the Listen Trek Team to participate in the walk and raise money in support of the Walk4Hearing.

The foreboding rain withheld and a festive and inspiring atmosphere took over the day’s activities. Over 300 people came out to Sugarhouse Park on Saturday, October 13 to support those with hearing loss and help raise funds to bring awareness to this invisible yet rampant situation. 17% or 36 million people in the United States alone experience some degree of hearing loss. “With this kind of prevalence the reality is that we all know or will soon know someone with hearing loss, noted Kristin Rector, Listen Trek Team Captain.

The Listen Trek Team raised just over $3,000 through combined efforts of reaching out to family and friends asking for donations and sponsorships. Listen is pleased to recognize all the Salt Lake City teams for their fundraising success.

Caption Call – $6,245
Utah Hands & Voices – $2,190
Hear Me Now – $605
U of U SAA – $560
Hear Now and Always Utah! – $540
Miles Employment Services of the Deaf – $520
Gilda’s Flockj – $390
Sanderson Center – $350
Westminster College – $344
Suzie’s Stride for Sound – $320
K’s Krew – $310
Take A Stand- $305
Many, many more

“We got involved with the inaugural Walk4Hearing three years ago and knew immediately it was a natural fit for our philanthropic efforts,” commented Rector. “In addition to raising money we’ve also had the privilege of providing our Hearing Loop and RF Assistive Listening solutions at their events. It’s rewarding to know that an event like the Walk4Hearing can make such a difference.”

Money raised will be used in communities across the country – to fund communication access with CART, to pay for installation of hearing assistive technology in public places, to fund scholarships for college, outreach efforts, and more exciting projects. All programs and services are with a goal of creating awareness, helping people understand hearing loss prevention, and eradicating the stigma associated with hearing loss. For more information about the Walk4Hearing visit www.walk4hearing.org.

About Hearing Loss Association of America
The Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA) is the nation’s premier consumer membership organization for people with hearing loss. Founded by Howard E. Stone in 1979 as Self Help for Hard of Hearing People, the mission of HLAA is to open the world of communication for people with hearing loss through information, education, advocacy and support.

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Anew CT Welcomed As New Representative Firm for Listen Technologies

To continue strengthening its sales force, Listen Technologies announces the appointment of a key representative firm for Arizona, New Mexico, and El Paso, Texas.

Bluffdale, Utah, USA — Listen Technologies Corporation is pleased to welcome Anew CT as the company’s representative for Arizona, New Mexico, and El Paso, Texas.

Anew CT will be working Listen’s full line of Wireless Listening, ListenPoint®, and Conferencing products for assistive listening, soundfield, tour group, language interpretation and conferencing applications.

Nelson Brugh, President of Anew CT has over 25 years channel management experience in the commercial audio-visual industry. Anew CT has been serving the audio visual integration channel in the Rocky Mountain region since 1999.

Commenting on the partnership, Nelson Brugh, said, “Listen Technologies’ deep and broad assistive listening, language interpretation, soundfield, tour group and conferencing solutions are considered in the industry the premium engineered products for these user environments. These are solutions needed by our AV integrators in order to help their customers comply with ADA standards as well as offering user friendly solutions guaranteed to work every time. We look forward to working closely with the entire Listen Technologies team in continuing their success in Arizona, New Mexico and El Paso, Texas.”

“We are pleased to welcome Anew CT to the Listen team,” said Peter Papageorge, Listen Director of Sales, North America. Anew CT has a proven history of delivering sales excellence while meeting the needs of the end user.”

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Listen Technologies One-Day Installation & Commissioning of Loop Systems Underway

Listen Technologies has begun conducting the One-Day Installation & Commissioning of Loop Systems training to meet the growing demand for hearing loop systems and to ensure the quality of loop installations for assistive listening customers in the Americas.

Participants in Chicago begin the hands-on testing and commissioning of the hearing loop.

Bluffdale, Utah, USA — Listen Technologies conducted its initial One-Day Installation & Commissioning of Loop Systems sessions last Tuesday in Chicago and last Thursday in New York City. The next two sessions are scheduled for Thursday, October 11, 2012 in Los Angeles and Thursday, November 6, 2012 in Salt Lake City. For a full schedule go to www.listentech.com/loop-training.

There is a growing demand for hearing loops for a variety of environments. In order to meet this demand and to assure systems deliver consistent value and real benefits to end users, Listen Technologies is building a network of trained and certified Listen Loop Integration Partners across the Americas. Attending the One-Day Installation & Commissioning of Loop Systems session is mandatory to qualify as Level 2 Listen Loop Integration Partner to sell and install Phased Array solutions from Listen Technologies.

“A properly designed, installed and operating Listen Loop solution delivers real tangible benefits to the end user. It is hard to communicate in words the reaction end users have when they hear a properly installed and operating system, it is more often than not a profound emotional moment.” stated Steve Woolley, Listen Technologies Wireless Listening Product Group Leader. “To assure this is possible in every potential application, we are working with our integration partners to bring together the skill sets to ensure that Loop solutions are installed and supported to meet legal compliance obligations, and IEC standards.”

At all levels of the market, there is significant growth in demand for loop systems and assistive listening systems in general. To meet this demand Listen is training and certifying contractors and integrators for mid-size installations, house of worship applications as well as consultants and large scale AV integrators for growing university, government and corporate applications. Qualified and certified Listen Loop integrators will be clearly differentiated in the market by their ability to design and install superior performing high value systems that meet the IEC 60118-4 standard.

Leo Garrison, of Metro Sound Pro’s notes “Although we understood loop systems, Listen’s training in installation and certification has really helped us in creating installations that deliver IEC complaint, uniform coverage and frequency response and that deliver true value to our customers and the hearing impaired community.”

Listen Technologies partnered with Ampetronic in April 2012 to distribute audio induction loop systems in the Americas. Ampetronic is the world leading provider of audio induction loop systems for assisting individuals with hearing loss. Ampetronic and Listen Technologies are committed to improving the lives of hard of hearing people by making professional quality loop solutions available across the breadth of the Americas.

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Salt Lake County Mayor, Bluffdale City Mayor Proclaim October 14-20, 2012 as AV Week

Underscoring the contribution of the audio-visual industry on everyday lives, Salt Lake County Mayor, Peter Corroon and Bluffdale City Mayor, Dirk Timothy, joined with Utah-based Listen Technologies Corporation and other AV industry groups including InfoComm, to officially proclaim October 14 – 20, 2012 as AV Week.

AV Week Proclamation Signing - Cory Schaeffer, Listen Technologies Bluffdale Mayor, Dirk Timothy, City Council members, and Listen employees

Bluffdale, Utah, USA — Every year a multitude of international audio-visual companies and organizations celebrate AV Week with special events at schools, job fairs and community outreach activities. To learn more about the AV industry and AV Week, please visit www.avweek.org.

Commenting on the proclamation, Cory Schaeffer, Listen VP of Sales Worldwide, noted, “AV Week is a great way to build awareness in our community about the industry and to generate interest in careers in AV. We’re pleased to partner with the state of Utah and 37 Utah InfoComm members to showcase the value of the exciting industry and its solutions. Utah boasts a wealth of AV professionals in manufacturing, design, consulting and system integrations. We’re proud to be a Utah company and to have our solutions deployed around the world.”

Listen Technologies is organizing a series of special events to take place over the course of AV Week including a fundraising event for the Walk4Hearing, a tour of a local venue that offers audio visual in many settings and an educational presentation at a local area school. Ms. Schaeffer is hoping to collaborate with other industry colleagues to broaden the activities of AV Week in Utah. “This is an important opportunity for us to come together and promote the AV industry,” she said. “I encourage my industry associated to join me in creating events for the community.”

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Listen Technologies Announces Induction Loop Training & Certification Schedule

Listen Technologies has developed multiple levels of training to ensure the quality of loop installations for assistive listening customer in the Americas.

In response to tremendous interest in Induction Loop technology at InfoComm 2012 Listen Technologies is pleased to announce its Induction Loop Training & Certification Program schedule. Visit www.listentech.com/loop-training.

Hearing Loop solutions are the preferred standard and widespread throughout the rest of the world. Only recently has the technology begun to win favor and be installed in a wide range of venues in North America. This is the result of grass roots efforts of the hard-of-hearing community who demand the benefits that this technology can bring to them. The demand is escalating significantly as the overwhelming majority (90 %+) of hearing aids are today being specified with T-Coil loop receivers installed as standard.

In order to support this demand, starting this month, Listen Technologies will be training & certifying “Qualified Listen Loop Installation Partners” in every major metropolitan area in the Americas.

“Listen is the leader in the expanding Loop market,” stated Steve Woolley, Listen Technologies Wireless Listening Product Group Leader. “We are working with qualified installation partners to bring together the skill sets and parties to ensure that all Loop solutions are installed and supported to meet legal compliance obligations, IEC standards and the needs of the community.”

Hearing loops can be installed in a variety of environments, from larger venues such as theatres, conference facilities, houses of worship to smaller one-on-one communication settings such as ticket counters and meeting rooms. Mobile Loop solutions also benefit those that need hearing assistance in taxi cabs, trains, and buses.

Contractors and Integrators for mid-size installations and house of worship applications are needed for the immediate demand. Also, large scale AV integrators will be needed to support the growing consultant designs for University, Government and Corporate applications. Qualified and certified Listen Loop integrators will be clearly differentiated in the market by their ability to design and install superior performing high value systems.

“There are many variables in the ‘real world’ that must be taken into account for a system to be successfully specified installed and operated, noted Woolley. “Although many may understand loop systems fully, we have outlined this comprehensive support program to address the varying needs of each installation.”

To be able to purchase Induction Loop products from Listen Technologies, a dealer must complete the Basic Induction Loop Training webinar. In order to purchase Phased Array kits dealers must complete the Installation and Commissioning of Induction Loops one-day class.

For an overview and schedule of the Basic Induction Loop Training webinar and the One-Day Installation & Commissioning of Induction Loops visit www.listentech.com/loop-training.

Listen Technologies partnered with Ampetronic in April 2012 to distribute audio induction loop systems in the Americas. Ampetronic is the world leading provider of audio induction loop systems for assisting individuals with hearing loss. Ampetronic and Listen Technologies are committed to improving the lives of hard of hearing people by making professional quality loop solutions available across the breadth of the Americas.

Hearing Loop Demonstration – By Juliette Sterkens, AuD

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Listen Technologies Partners with Ampetronic to Deliver Induction Loop Solution

Listen Technologies has partnered with Ampetronic to expand its portfolio of assistive listening technologies to offer comprehensive assistive listening solutions to customers in the Americas.

Listen Technologies is pleased to announce its partnership with Ampetronic, the world leading provider of audio induction loop systems for assisting individuals with hearing loss. The addition of induction loop technology will round out Listen Technologies’ RF and Infrared Wireless Listening offerings.

Hearing loop solutions are widespread throughout the world but only recently has the technology started to be installed in a wide range of venues in North America. This is primarily as a result of grass roots efforts of the hard-of-hearing community who are demanding the benefits that this technology can bring to them. A loop solution transmits an audio signal directly into a Telecoil hearing aid reducing the need for an external receiver. The hearing aid becomes the receiver and the experience is enhanced as the users receive sound tailored to their hearing loss, can feel less discriminated against, and have no need to request or wear additional receivers.

Hearing loops can be installed in a variety of environments, from larger venues such as theatres, conference facilities, houses of worship to smaller one-on-one communication settings such as ticket counters and meeting rooms. Loop solutions can also benefit those that need hearing assistance in taxi cabs, trains, and buses.

Commenting on the partnership, Julian Pieters, Ampetronic Managing Director said, “We are thrilled to partner with Listen Technologies, a company that shares our strong commitment to improving the lives of hard of hearing people. Listen understands the need to deliver a complete assistive listening solution in the Americas, and are excited about the unique role that loop technology plays in improving hearing access. Our partnership will make professional quality loop solutions available across the breadth of the USA for the first time.”

“The data that is available on the hearing loss population is staggering,” said Russell Gentner, Listen Technologies President. “One out of eight US citizens (12 years and older) have bilateral hearing loss – that is 52 million Americans. This growing hearing loss community wants to engage in a full rich experience in a public setting and not be concerned with whether or not the solution they need is available. The beauty of this partnership is that Listen can be impartial when it comes to the technology for assistive listening and focus on delivering the best solution to meet our customer’s needs.”

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.

About Ampetronic
Ampetronic is the world leading provider of Audio Induction Loop Systems for assisting the hard of hearing. Ampetronic provides a complete product and service package to meet the requirements of any assistive listening application, no matter what the environment. Customers benefit from Ampetronic’s 25 years of experience as innovator and market leader, both through its outstanding and versatile product range, and directly through their comprehensive support services. For more information on Ampetronic visit www.ampetronic.com

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NSCA & Listen Technologies to Present Webinar on Regulatory Changes Affecting Assistive Listening Devices

To educate audio-visual systems designers and contractors about the Department of Justice’s regulatory changes within the American with Disabilities Act related to assistive listening devices NSCA will offer a free webinar on April 25, 2012.
Bluffdale, Utah, USA — Listen Technologies Corporation is pleased to announce the NSCA webinar “Assistive Listening Devices and Regulatory Changes with the Americans with Disabilities Act.”

In 2010 the Department of Justice amended the American with Disabilities Act (ADA) requirements for assistive listening and other AV systems. The new requirements went into full effect on March 12, 2012.

NSCA has partnered with Listen Technologies to present the details of what the new requirements will mean to the audio-visual industry. Cory Schaeffer, Co-Founder & Vice President of Sales Worldwide and Sean Kala Hew-Len; Wireless Listening Specialist; from Listen Technologies will present on important topics such as:

• What changed?
• Impact of changes on your projects and customers
• Understand the math associated with the changes
• Who enforces the ADA law?
• What are considered to be public facilities?
• Compliance issues

A brief Q&A will end this informative webinar. The webinar is scheduled for Wednesday, April 25 at 2:00 p.m. EST and is free. To register for the webinar go to:
http://www.nsca.org/Home/TrainingCertification/ADAWebinarRegistration/tabid/1161/Default.aspx

“This changes the specification for all audio systems, and assistive listening is now required for all public venues that offer sound reinforcement of any kind,” noted Cory Schaeffer, VP of Sales Worldwide at Listen Technologies. “We know there are still a lot of questions about what went into effect on March 15 and we hope this webinar will help AV system designers and contractors understand what has changed.”

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Listen Technologies Announces CUK Audio as New Distributor for the UK and Ireland

To continue building its worldwide sales team, Listen Technologies announces the appointment of a key distributor for the United Kingdom and Ireland.

Listen Technologies Corporation is pleased to announce CUK Audio as its new distributor for the United Kingdom and Ireland.

CUK Audio will offer Listen’s full line of Wireless Listening and ListenPoint® products for assistive listening, soundfield, tour group, language interpretation and conferencing applications.

CUK Audio offers a diversified portfolio of innovative professional audio-visual brands to provide its customers with a complete audio solution. CUK Audio delivers services a range of services including; system design, product demonstrations, training, commission assistance, loudspeaker system modeling, rack builds, product customization, DSP programming, and user interface design.

“Listen Technologies is an exciting addition to CUK Audio’s portfolio,” noted Stuart Thomson, CUK Audio Managing Director. “Listen Technologies is well known for manufacturing high quality audio solutions for a variety of environments, from classrooms to boardrooms. I look forward to a successful and enjoyable working relationship between our two companies for many years.”

Commenting on the partnership, Cory Schaeffer, Listen Technologies VP of Sales Worldwide said, “Stuart Thomson has built formidable relationships with key integrators and consultants in the UK and Ireland and CUK Audio has a proven history of building the brands they distribute. We are thrilled about this partnership and the opportunities that are ahead for both of us.”

About CUK Audio
CUK Audio distributes a range of complimentary audio products to meet the needs of its customers in a variety of markets such as; houses of worship, education, retail installations, cruise ships, conference rooms, theaters and much more. CUK Audio has a breadth of experience and will work with its customers through all stages of a project to ensure its success. For more information visit www.cuk-audio.com.

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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Listen Technologies Announces Sponsorship of Worship MD Initiatives

Listen Technologies has partnered with Worship MD to educate worship leaders about how assistive listening and language interpretation solutions can improve the worship experience for their congregants.

Bluffdale, Utah, USA — Listen Technologies is pleased to announce its sponsorship of Worship MD (Market Development) initiatives that will take place across the North America in 2012.

Worship MD is a consulting firm that helps professional audio and music technology manufacturers build relationships with houses of worship through education programs focused on making music in the worship experience sound better.

Over the last ten years Worship MD has been present at hundreds of worship conferences all over North America and beyond, including Integrity Seminars4Worship, Christian Musician Summits, Worship Arts Technology Summits, Breakforth, Camp Electric, Worship Institutes and many, many others.

“We are pleased to represent Listen Technologies, said Doug Gould, Worship MD Founder. “Listen Technologies assistive listening and language interpretation solutions will be an asset to the portfolio of companies that we represent to support our training initiatives. Particularly in educating worship leaders on ways they can ensure their congregants’ worship experience sounds better.”

Commenting on the partnership, Craig Paller, Listen Technologies Wireless Listening Product Group Leader said, “Doug is renowned for his expertise in worship sound and microphone applications. He brings a passion to educating worship leaders about how to deliver an exceptional worship experience for all – whether they need assistance hearing the service or could stand to hear the service in their own language. This approach aligns well with Listen Technologies’ values. We look forward to an enriching partnership.”

Worship MD has a full calendar of events scheduled. Visit http://worshipmd.com/calendar/ for full details.

About Worship MD
Doug Gould is CEO and Founder of Worship MD (Market Development) a consulting firm that helps professional audio and music technology manufacturers build relationships with the church through education. Doug Gould’s calling is to train and equip worship and technical teams in the selection and operation of audio and music technology as it applies to worship services. For more information on Worship MD go to http://worshipmd.com/.

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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BP Marketing Group, LLC To Represent Listen Technologies In Michigan

In efforts to build its Midwestern sales force, Listen Technologies announces the appointment of Alex Hunter, BP Marketing Group, LLC as its main representation for Michigan.

Listen Technologies Corporation is pleased to announce the appointment of BP Marketing Group, LLC as the company’s representative for Michigan.

Alex Hunter will be working Listen’s full line of Wireless Listening, ListenPoint®, and Conferencing products for assistive listening, soundfield, tour group, language interpretation, and conferencing applications.

BP Marketing is a progressive firm that represents manufacturers for video, streaming, document cameras, projectors, product mounts, and digital signage. BP Marketing is headquartered in Savage, MN. Alex Hunter, Regional Sales Manager for BP will be Listen’s key sales person for the territory.

Commenting on the partnership, Alex Hunter said, “I look forward to bringing the customer service excellence BP is known for to Listen’s Michigan customers.”

“We are excited to welcome Alex to the Listen team,” said Peter Papageorge, Listen Director of Sales, North America. Alex’s enthusiastic attitude combined with BP’s progressive sales techniques and tools will give the territory a fresh new direction. We look forward to a bright future.”

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