June 19, 2008 08:30 ET

HearUSA Teams With Future Sonics to Expand Audiologist Network for Leading Custom-Fit Earphone Products

WEST PALM BEACH, FL and BRISTOL, PA--(Marketwire - June 19, 2008) - Two leading experts in delivering hearing technologies have teamed up to offer new options for their customers. Hearing care provider, HearUSA (AMEX: EAR), and Future Sonics, creator of the Ear Monitors® brand -- the first custom professional earphones for the top music performers -- have announced HearUSA will join the Future Sonics preferred provider audiologist network.

Through HearUSA's 190 hearing care centers and its nationwide network of some 1900 professional audiologists, Future Sonics will offer its clients personalized ear impressions designed to produce custom-fit products, including Future Sonics Ear Monitors® brand earphones, custom attenuating earplugs, and custom sleeves for Future Sonics Atrio® professional earphones, like those used by many award-winning entertainers.

"HearUSA shares our philosophy regarding quality and reliability, and provides this through an extensive network of experienced and respected professionals," said Marty Garcia, founder and president of Future Sonics. "We believe new and existing clients -- from major touring performers to the weekend warriors, and anyone looking for custom-fit upgrades for their earphones -- will now enjoy more options and greater accessibility when addressing their audio needs and hearing health."

HearUSA expects to see a new generation of customers entering their stores, driven by Future Sonics' new BIGGER SOUND @ lower volume™ campaign. "The importance of hearing education and proper care are at the foundation of our company," said Garcia. "With our major artists like Justin Timberlake, Tom Petty, Alicia Keys, R.E.M., Reba McEntire, Menudo, and others setting good examples of responsible listening by using Future Sonics products, we believe HearUSA provides an excellent venue to spread this message."

HearUSA will also be offering Future Sonics products via its online store at According to Cindy Beyer, senior vice-president of Professional Services for HearUSA: "Today, more consumers and professionals are in need of both better hearing care awareness and a customized fit that helps produce superior audio quality, whether for assisted listening on stage or their personal media players. Future Sonics' impressive audio quality and value, along with major star power recognition, creates a unique opportunity for HearUSA to appeal to a broader, younger demographic."

Ear Monitors®, Atrio®, Believe Your Ears™, BIGGER SOUND @ lower volume™, Hear What You've Been Missing™, the "FS" icon and the associated logos, images and likenesses are trademarks of Future Sonics Incorporated. All other trademarks are property of their respective owners. ©2008 Future Sonics Incorporated. All rights reserved.

About HearUSA

HearUSA, Inc. provides hearing care to patients primarily through more than 190 company-owned hearing care centers, which offer a complete range of quality hearing aids with an emphasis on the latest digital technology. HearUSA Centers are located in California, Florida, New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Ohio, Michigan, Missouri, North Carolina, and the province of Ontario, Canada. The company also derives revenues from its HearUSA Hearing Care Network, comprised of 1,900 affiliated audiologists in 49 states, as well as its website that enables online purchases of hearing related products, such as batteries, hearing aid accessories and assistive listening devices. For further information, visit the HearUSA website:

About Future Sonics

Future Sonics is the award-winning original innovator of professional custom and universal fit earphones for personal monitoring with major concert tours, venues, artists, engineers, broadcasting and houses of worship worldwide. Their dedication to the finest audio quality, reliability, personal service and their BIGGER SOUND @ lower volume™ campaign continue to serve the industry's top professionals with their Ear Monitors® brand, Atrio® brand, SofterWear™ professional products, OEM product development and production consulting as they have since 1985. Future Sonics personal monitors are recognized by H.E.A.R.® as products offering their full range of sound and performance at -- even the lowest volumes. Future Sonics products are available through their web site at, from their authorized global network dealers, or your local audiologists and hearing specialists.

©2008 Future Sonics Incorporated. All rights reserved.

Contact Information

  • Contacts:
    HearUSA, Inc.
    Paige Brough
    Senior Vice President, Corporate Communications
    Tel (561) 478-8770, ext. 134
    Email: Email Contact

    Investor Relations for HearUSA
    Scott Liolios or Ron Both
    Liolios Group, Inc.
    Email: Email Contact
    Tel (949) 574-3860

    Future Sonics Incorporated
    Daniel M. East
    Director of Marketing & Artist Relations
    Tel (877) 374-EARS
    Email: Email Contact