Hearing Components Receives Grant From the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders

Grant of nearly $1M to fund research and innovation to preserve hearing in high noise environments

OAKDALE, Minn. (December 7th, 2014) – Hearing Components was recently awarded a Phase II Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant in the amount of $986,050 from the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD).  A research team headed by Dr. Robert Oliveira, President of Hearing Components, and William Parish, Principal Scientist at Hearing Components, received the grant.

With the incidence of hearing loss and treatment costs at an all-time high, this timely grant will help in continuing the decades-long mission of Hearing Components to preserve hearing through research on the development and use of high-attenuation foam for hearing protection.

According to Thad Olson, General Manager of Hearing Components, “Receiving the SBIR grant was a significant achievement for us. This grant allows us to accelerate our commercialization of these special foam materials in order to prevent hearing loss and improve safety and communication.  We are excited to be developing products with this technology for the industrial market as well as to protect and enhance communications for our nation’s military.”

Hearing Components was established in 1990. It specializes in unique, high-tech foam solutions for protecting and enhancing hearing. Hearing Components’ products, offered under the Comply™ brand, are used in military, industrial, audiology, and consumer electronics applications around the world.

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New Comply™ Foam Custom Wraps Enhance the Fit, Comfort, and Performance of Custom-Molded In-Ear Monitors

Small adhesive strips of memory foam improve upon excellence and revolutionize the music performing experience

OAKDALE, Minn. (September 23, 2014) – Addressing the need for comfortable, isolating, and secure custom-molded in-ear monitors, Hearing Components has introduced Comply™ Custom Wraps. A natural extension of the Comply™ brand, the Custom Wraps are ideally suited for musicians, sound technicians, and audiophiles. With a similar feel to Comply™ Foam Tips, Custom Wraps will be available through select retail shops and online stores.

Made with high-tech, viscoelastic polyurethane memory foam, Comply™ Custom Wraps are body heat-activated and breathable to conform to the ever-changing shape of the ear canal. Comply™ Foam products are founded on the knowledge that the ear canal is a dynamic environment. Comply™ products utilize super-soft memory foam that creates a perfect, custom seal for every in-ear situation.

Recognizing that comfort, isolation, and personal fit are crucial elements for any custom-molded in-ear monitor (CIEM) user, the Wraps leverage the popular soft Comply™ foam that holds the CIEM securely in place while eliminating annoying sound leaks and discomfort that can occur during long playing, or listening sessions.

Traditional CIEM’s are made of hard plastic or silicone that is molded specifically to the user’s ear canal. Custom Wraps enhance the CIEM’s performance, maintaining a proper seal whether the individual is performing live on stage, or just relaxing, listening to music.

The Wraps are designed to do exactly as the name implies – the thin adhesive-backed strip of foam wraps around the soundport of the CIEM to create an enhanced, compliant fit.

For the musician, Comply™ Custom Wraps provide an elevated audio experience. Because the foam creates a perfect ear canal seal, all sound from the in-ear monitor is channeled directly into the ear canal.

“Those of us who use them know how important a consistent and secure seal is for any audio experience,” says Steve Trinter, director of sales and marketing for Hearing Components. “Beyond the added comfort they provide for CIEM’s, the Wraps will ensure you have hi-fidelity and a superior audio experience. We’ve designed the wraps with the idea that you’ll forget you’re wearing hard, plastic IEM’s and simply enjoy the audio moment.”

The patented technology behind Comply™ products is unrivaled. With engineering based on knowledge of the ear-canal structure and with innovative memory-foam technology, Comply™ products dramatically enhance the listening experience.

Comply™ Custom Wraps can add additional noise reduction to standard CIEM’s. Specific decibel reduction depends on the model of CIEM and the fit of the CIEM to the user.

Comply™ has been supplying these Custom Wraps to several multi-platinum artists for live performances and studio work. Now, they are making the Wraps available to everyone.

Each Comply™ Custom Wraps package includes ten strips (five pairs) of wraps for five applications. The retail cost is $17.95 USD.

For more information about the Comply™ Custom Wraps and the full line of Comply™ products visit www.complyfoam.com.

For More Information:

Comply™ Foam Tips Website: www.complyfoam.com
Comply™ Custom Wraps Webpage: http://www.complyfoam.com/products/custom-wraps

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Comply™ Launches Its Latest Innovation… Introducing a High-Tech Breakthrough in Headphone Pads

 

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All the latest Comply News from CES 2013!

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Sound Revolution – Comply™ Premium Audio Accessories

 

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Comply™ Introduces a New Series of Premium Earphone Tips That Deliver Superior Comfort Without Compromising the Audio Experience

Soft comfort and superior audio experience bring together best of both worlds

Addressing the number one frustration of earphone users around the globe, Hearing Components introduced its Comfort Series line of earphone tips at CES 2013. Delivering amazing comfort through a spherical shape, Comfort Ts-Series tips are engineered with super soft memory foam that gently seals the ear canal, providing a superior audio experience and stay-in-ear fit.

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Comply™ Premium Earphone Tips Satisfy the Spectrum of Consumer Preferences

Comply™ Earphone Tips designed for active, isolation, comfort and professional lifestyles

Recognizing that no single tip can address all consumersʼ desires, Hearing Components is offering a full line of earphone tip styles designed to fit usersʼ lifestyles. Available online at www.complyfoam.com and at major retailers, Complyʼs Premium Earphone Tips satisfy the spectrum of user preferences for sound and comfort.
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Comply™ Foam Plugs Cut the Intensity Without Compromising the Listening Experience

Acoustic baffling and high-pass filter design revolutionize the sound experience without distorting sound quality and damaging hearing

Addressing the need for comfortable ear plugs that cut the intensity of surrounding sound levels without compromising the sound quality, Hearing Components has introduced the Comply™ Foam Plugs. A natural extension of the Comply™ brand, the plugs are ideally suited for the concert-goer and frequent traveler alike. With a similar feel to Comply™ Premium Earphone Tips, the plugs are available online at www.complyfoam.com for $19.95.
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