Australian hearing technology wins SVASE award

Friday, 27 June, 2008

Australian hearing technology leader Sensear has been named one of the world’s most promising new companies at Launch Silicon Valley 2008, held by The Silicon Valley Association of Start-up Entrepreneurs (SVASE) and hosted by Microsoft at their Silicon Valley campus in California.

Sensear was one of 30 international companies (selected from 266 applicants) participating in the event. Launch Silicon Valley 2008 is a high-profile international forum held in the US to assist emerging technology companies profile their newly commercialised products.

Sensear was named the winner of the Life Sciences category and the honour of 'Most Likely to Succeed'.

“Launch Silicon Valley 2008 provided us with a unique opportunity as an emerging technology company to launch our products to a worldwide audience,” said Justin Miller, CEO of Sensear.

“The follow-on interest and coverage has been enormous”.

Miller said that initiatives such as the US forum would assist Sensear to make inroads into the international hearing protection products market, which is worth about $1 billion per annum.

Sensear commenced shipping its award-winning products in April 2008 and has now sold its revolutionary electronic ear plug to more than 50 companies in Australia, the US, Europe, China and the UK.

The electronic ear plug, developed by a group of engineers in Perth, minimises dangerous industrial noise but allows face-to-face, mobile phone and two-way radio communication.

An ear muff version will be released later this year.


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