PHOENIX - April 21, 2014 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Zounds Hearing, Inc., the fastest-growing hearing aid company in the country with franchise locations from coast to coast, announces the opening of its 100th store.
"We are pleased to be able to reach a larger segment of the US through the continued growth of our franchise network," said Sam Thomasson, Founder, President and CEO of Zounds Hearing, Inc. "Our mission has always been to offer state of the art technology at an affordable price to anyone with mild to profound hearing loss. With the opening of each new store, we get closer to achieving that goal."
Thomasson has firsthand experience with the frustrations of using hearing aids that don't work properly, as his daughter, Kate, has been hearing impaired since early childhood. "Kate struggled to understand and vocalize speech," said Thomasson. "Hearing in noisy environments like a restaurant or car was especially difficult and her hearing aids would frequently squeal, causing her pain. I knew that if she was to have the kind of life she deserved, I had to do something about it. As an electrical engineer, I knew I could."
Thomasson turned his knowledge as an engineer and desire to help his daughter into Zounds Hearing, a company that has helped thousands and is now rapidly expanding throughout the US through franchised locations. The company has opened its 100th location, with over 250 more locations under development.
Much of Zounds' success has been attributed to its ability to eliminate up to 90% of background noise. "Being able to hear in social situations, such as a family gathering or dining out, has made such a difference in terms of quality of life for our customers," says Kyle Kennedy, President of Zounds Franchising, LLC. "Our customers tell us the combination of noise reduction and our rechargeable battery station, as well as our competitive pricing, make us their first choice for hearing aids."
Zounds Hearing designs, manufactures and retails high-performance hearing aids for use with mild to profound hearing impairments. Headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona, the company's technology enables breakthroughs in product, performance, selection and value. Zounds utilizes internally developed research and 57 exclusive US patents. For more information, please visit http://www.ZoundsHearing.com
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