ITASCA, ILLINOIS — Knowles Corporation (NYSE: KN), a market leader and global provider of advanced micro-acoustic microphones, speakers, audio solutions, high performance capacitors and RF products, today announced the availability of the GM series receiver, a new high-performance, two-way balanced armature receiver designed specifically to enable hearing health applications to deliver audiophile-quality music performance.
Knowles and Lucid Hearing®, a market leader in hearing aids, have partnered to bring the hearing health industry the Westone Audio High Fidelity DWT, a premium hearing aid with a Receiver in Canal (RIC) that “delivers exceptional sound quality for music-listening”.
Convergence of Hearing Health and Premium Audio
The convergence of hearing health and music-listening has been a powerful trend in the market and now more people with hearing loss can experience premium music quality through their hearing aids.
“Hearing Health is at the core of Lucid Hearing’s belief; our primary focus is to deliver industry changing products that can dramatically improve our customers’ lives. Our partnership with Knowles is an important part of delivering on the mission of Helping people hear better®and we are excited to bring this premium sound quality to the market.”
–Jason Kidd, President of Hearing Lab Technology, LLC
The new GM series balanced armature receiver from Knowles is a wide-band driver that is designed to provide discreet size for comfortable fit, battery life for all-day wear, and unprecedented sound clarity, especially important for enjoyment of music. The combination of Knowles’ leading medium power balanced armature receiver and superior balanced armature tweeter technologies gives hearing aid users optimal vocal and full-spectrum sound.
“This has been an incredibly important milestone for our team. This convergence is at the forefront of the two markets that our team is highly focused on: hearing health and premium sound. Today, for the first time, people with hearing impairment can listen to music the way it should be heard,” said Jon Kiachian, Vice President and GM of Knowles Hearing Health Technologies. “As the inventor of the modern hearing aid receiver and leading supplier of balanced armature drivers to professional musicians, Knowles is the ideal partner for a hearing health leader, Lucid Hearing, to join forces with to deliver premium music quality in a hearing aid for the first time.”
For additional information about Knowles’ Balanced Armature solutions, visit http://KnowlesPremiumSound.com/.
Knowles Corporation (NYSE: KN) is a market leader and global provider of advanced micro-acoustic microphones and speakers, audio solutions, and high performance capacitors and RF products, serving the consumer electronics, communications, medtech, defense, electric vehicle, and industrial markets. Knowles uses its leading position in SiSonic™ MEMS (micro-electro-mechanical systems) microphones and strong capabilities in audio processing technologies to optimize audio systems and improve the user experience across consumer applications. Knowles is also a leader in hearing health acoustics, high performance capacitors and RF solutions for a diverse set of markets. Knowles’ focus on the customer, combined with unique technology, proprietary manufacturing techniques, and global operational expertise, enables it to deliver innovative solutions at scale across multiple applications. Founded in 1946 and headquartered in Itasca, Illinois, Knowles is a global organization with employees in over a dozen countries. The company continues to invest in high value solutions to diversify its revenue and increase exposure to high growth markets.
Helping People Hear Better® is our mission at Lucid Hearing®. With our patented Powered by Lucid® advanced technology, we amplify the outside world for clearer conversations and more enjoyable experiences. We are helping countless people enrich their lives with clearer hearing every day. And we’ve only just begun.
Source: Knowles, Lucid