Sonic Innovations Inc, Salt Lake City, has donated $35,492 to the Armed Forces Foundation (AFF), Washington, in conjunction with a program launched in July wherein it pledged $50 for each Velocity hearing instrument sold through October 1, 2008.

“As a US-based company, Sonic Innovations is strongly committed to improving the quality of life for US service men and women,” said the company’s Chairman and CEO Sam Westover.  “Our armed forces personnel have given so much to this country and Sonic Innovations wanted to do something to recognize the sacrifices they have made on our behalf.”

The Velocity series of hearing instruments represent the company’s premier line of digital products.

The nonprofit AFF was established in 2001and is a part of the Department of Defense’s “America Supports You Program.” The organization supports active-duty and retired personnel, National Guard, Reserve components, and military families during their time of greatest need. With 14 programs, the Foundation assists with food, rent, hotel rooms for families visiting a wounded loved one, and holiday gifts for military children.