Sonomax Hearing Healthcare Inc.

Sonomax Hearing Healthcare Inc.

April 19, 2007 07:00 ET

Sonomax Announces First Military Sale, Swedish Air Force Completes Tests and Reduces Hearing Loss Among Pilots

SATENAS, SWEDEN--(CCNMatthews - April 19, 2007) - Sonomax Hearing Healthcare Inc. (TSX VENTURE:SHH) is proud to announce that it has secured its first military contract with the Swedish Air Force, in Swedish, Flygvapnet, the air force branch of the Swedish Armed Forces.

Because of its geographic location, and the Cold War, Sweden has always chosen to maintain a large, highly advanced military force and to produce its own hardware such as the Saab Dragen and JAS Gripen airplanes which are now exported all around the world.

Sonomax hearing protectors were tested at the air force base of the famous F7 - Skaraborg in Satenas ( which is also the center for training pilots and maintaining the Saab built fighter plane, the JAS 39 Gripen, as well as for all C-130 Hercules transport planes. Lieutenant Colonel, Olle Noren was the Sonomax Project leader. To see the SonoCustom® on the Swedish military's webpage, visit

Of particular importance to Sonomax was that in reporting on the Annual Air Force exercise in Vidsel in Northern Norrland during which pilots perform low altitude flying, navigation in mountains, and airplane preparations, all under extreme conditions, Eva-Maria Forssman stated that, "In all the years that I have worked on this medical team for extreme exercise training we have always witnessed pilots return from the exercise with Acute Hearing Trauma due to airplane noise. This is the first time no one has been affected. We attribute this to the fact that we fitted all our personnel with SonoCustom® hearing protectors for the mission." Ms Forssman went on to say, "It's a great feeling having a piece of equipment that protects such an important sensory organ and one that is so vital to the pilots of the Swedish armed forces and members of other militaries around the world."

Said Nick Laperle, "This is another example of our Licensee network business model coming to fruition. This agreement was reached by our Licensee for Scandinavia, SOUNDSHIP APS. Following on the heels of the Specsavers™ announcement in the United Kingdom, we expect that this reference will go a long way toward helping our Licensees around the world in securing military business." Laperle added, "While this contract is for hearing protectors for pilots only, we are confident that the Swedish military will equip other military and civilian personnel with SonoCustom® hearing protection in the foreseeable future."

About Sonomax

Sonomax Hearing Healthcare Inc (TSX VENTURE:SHH) is a leader in the development and manufacturing of intra-ear technology for hearing protection, hearing enhancement, and other auditory applications.

Sonomax has expanded the capability of its SonoPass™ software so that it can now test hearing protectors other than SonoCustom™, with the objective of establishing individual fit-testing of hearing protectors as the universal standard.

The Company's SonoPlatform™ is the foundation for state-of-the-art hearing aids, active and passive earpieces for military use, and cellular telephone and entertainment digital wireless applications.

This news release contains certain forward-looking statements that reflect the current views and/or expectations of Sonomax Hearing Healthcare Inc. with respect to its performance, business and future events. Such statements are subject to a number of risks, uncertainties and assumptions. Actual results and events may vary significantly.

The TSX Venture Exchange has not reviewed and does not accept responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of this release.

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