Sonomax Hearing Healthcare Inc.

Sonomax Hearing Healthcare Inc.

November 05, 2007 08:00 ET

Ecole de Technologie Superieure Honours Dr. Jeremie Voix's Pioneering Work in Achieving an "Intelligent" Hearing Protector

Sonomax's Chief Technology Officer Wins Best Doctoral Thesis Award

MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(Marketwire - Nov. 5, 2007) - During the "Ceremonie de collation des grades" held yesterday at Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier by the Ecole de technologie superieure ("ETS") of the Universite du Quebec a Montreal, Dr. Jeremie Voix, the Chief Technology Officer of Sonomax Hearing Healthcare Inc. (TSX VENTURE:SHH) received the 2007 Award for Excellence. His thesis entitled Development of an "intelligent" hearing protector was recognized as the best doctoral thesis of the year.

Dr. Voix's breakthrough research, conducted in close collaboration with Sonomax Hearing Healthcare and the NSERC (National Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada), involved the successful development of an efficient instant-fit, custom-fit protective earpiece which supersedes the capabilities of existing earpieces, addresses the gamut of problems encountered in the industrial workplace, and reduces the risk of noise-induced hearing loss.

"This recognition of Dr. Voix's work," said Mr. Nick Laperle, President of Sonomax, "is profoundly deserved. His doctoral thesis work played an indispensable role in achieving a unique technology that is increasingly protecting the hearing of workers around the world. All of us at Sonomax congratulate Jeremie and share in his gratification." Laperle went on to say that this technology is now the basis of an entire family of products dedicated to hearing.

Dr. Voix's thesis was supervised at ETS by Professor Frederic Laville of the Department of Mechanical Engineering. Professor Laville is also a member of EREST, an occupational safety research team at ETS.

About Ecole de technologie superieure (ETS)

Specialized in applied engineering, the academic programs of ETS respond directly to the needs of industry. Established in 1974, the school has consistently adhered to a system of cooperative education, alternating course work with paid internships. This approach - encompassing a dynamic partnership with industry - distinguishes ETS and has constituted one of its great strengths. The school has also become a leader in the integration of social, environmental, and sustainability issues into the education of engineers. With 4,800 students, ETS has grown to become one of the five largest engineering schools in Canada.

About Sonomax

Sonomax Hearing Healthcare Inc (TSX VENTUR:SHH) is a leader in the development and manufacturing of intra-ear technology. Its products include revolutionary hearing protection devices, affordable hearing aids, and multi-purpose earphones for the consumer entertainment and communications markets. The company's patented custom-fit, instant-fit expansion earpieces deliver a perfect acoustic seal every time and can be certified by SonoPass®, the company's proprietary proof-of-performance software. Building on its technology leadership in hearing protection, Sonomax is expanding the applications for its technologies into high growth consumer markets such as MP3 audio, multi-media, gaming earphones, and Bluetooth® headsets for telephony, through its subsidiary VitaSound Audio Inc, based in Ontario.

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