Halmstad, Sweden – Hearing industry veteran Brian Kinnerk has been hired as the new president of Comfort Audio Inc, the United States subsidiary of Halmstad, Sweden-based Comfort Audio.

Kinnerk will replace Ragnar Åhgren, who has been president of Comfort Audio Inc since it was established in 2007. Åhgren will continue as Chairman of the Board of Directors.

Kinnerk has had several executive leadership positions in various hearing health care companies.

In the company press release announcing his appointment, Kinnerk commented, “Working for Comfort Audio is a fantastic opportunity, for various reasons. First, I am a firm believer and have witnessed first-hand the real-world benefit to the hearing impaired that assistive listening devices deliver. And there are few things more rewarding than assisting in the development of a child’s education by providing solutions to overcome the challenges of hearing impairment.”

Last year, Comfort Audio introduced its Comfort Digisystem in the USA at AAA 2011, where it won the Best New Product Award.

SOURCE: Comfort Audio USA