Sonomax Hearing Healthcare Inc.
TSX VENTURE : SHH

Sonomax Hearing Healthcare Inc.

October 31, 2006 08:30 ET

Sonomax Renews Five Year Licensee Agreement with Germany

Lucrative Deal Commands Over $5 Million Dollars in Revenue

MONTREAL, QUEBEC--(CCNMatthews - Nov. 01, 2006) - Sonomax Hearing Healthcare Inc (TSX VENTURE:SHH) announces a five year renewal agreement with Alpine Hearing Protection in Germany, equaling to over 5 million Dollars.

The good news comes on the heels of a July 2006 German government institution study on hearing protection, where a leading authority on the subject- Mr. Ranier Weis from the Berufsgenossenschaft SMBG, recognized the effectiveness of the SonoCustom acoustic seal in his report. In this study, done over the past 4 years, 900 people were monitored. The importance of the study was to show the effectiveness of a proper Hearing Protector in combination with documented test results.

Along with Germany, Sonomax's maintains its exclusive North American deal with Aearo Technologies-The Worlds Largest Manufacturer of Hearing Protection, as well as international licensees in Australia, Belgium, Botswana, Denmark, France, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, South Africa, Sweden, and the UK. Sonomax is currently in negotiation with, Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Columbia, Greece, Israel, Jordon, Peru, and Venezuela.

About Sonomax Hearing Healthcare Inc.

Sonomax Hearing Healthcare Inc (TSX Venture Exchange: SHH) is a leader in the development and manufacturing of intra-ear technology for hearing protection, hearing enhancement, and other auditory applications. Sonomax invented SonoCustom®, a unique expansion earpiece and a highly efficient gatekeeper between sounds and eardrums, and SonoPass® proof of performance software.

Please visit our website: www.sonomax.com

About Alpine Hearing Protection

Alpine Hearing Protection is a leader is custom made hearing protection and universal products in Europe. World wide Alpine products are used in the hearing protection market. MusicSafe, MotoSafe and Sleepsoft are products with a stable market position in all European countries. ALPINE has 2 main offices in Soesterberg - The Netherlands and Dusseldorf - Germany.

Contact Information

  • Sonomax Hearing Healthcare Inc.
    Nick Laperle
    President
    514-932-3745
    nlaperle@sonomax.com
    or
    Sonomax Hearing Healthcare Inc.
    Renee Gold
    Corporate Communications
    514-932-2674 ext-2254
    rgold@sonomax.com
    or
    ALPINE Hearing Protection
    Peter de Roode
    Managing Director
    (0031-346-3333-50)
    peter@alpine.nl