TV Ears, Spring Valley, Calif, a manufacturer of doctor-recommended TV listening solutions that have helped more than 500,000 people, was named to Inc Magazine’s 2009 Inc 5,000 list for the second straight year, according to a statement released by the company.


The company is ranked 1,343 after achieving more than 237% growth since 2005, with its success stemming from expansion into the retail market, says the statement.


George Dennis, CEO, said in the statement the company has successfully expanded into retail stores such as Costco, RadioShack,, and QVC to reach a larger audience.


The Inc 5,000 recipients are ranked according to percentage of revenue growth from 2005 through 2008, says the statement. To be eligible for consideration, companies must have been founded/generated revenue by the first week of 2005, and be able to demonstrate four full calendar years of sales. Revenue must have been at least $200,000 in 2005 and $2 million in 2008. Firms must be US-based, privately held, and not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies as of December 31, 2008.


[Source: TV Ears]