Knowles Partners with Lucid to Enable Hearing Aid Premium Audio Performance
Leader in hearing health solutions introduces new two-way Balanced Armature Receiver to deliver high-quality sound in hearing aids
ITASCA, Ill., November 22, 2021 — 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.
The convergence of hearing health and music-listening has been a powerful trend in the market and now people diagnosed with hearing impairment 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,” said Jason Kidd, President of Hearing Lab Technology, LLC. “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.”
The new GM series balanced armature receiver from Knowles is a wide-band driver that provides 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/.