InnerScope Hearing Technologies Inc. (OTCQB: INND)—a marketing and advertising company that provides services to the hearing aid dispensing community—announced an exclusive US Distribution with Speechlab Advanced Technologies BV—a Netherlands-based company that develops, produces, and publishes software for consumer electronics—for resell rights of its BlackCat Personal Sound Amplifier Product (PSAP). According to InnerScope, this further expands the company’s PSAP portfolio. The BlackCat is a personal audio controller designed to help people understand speech better in challenging noisy environments, according to InnerScope. The BlackCat will be powered by Clementine Wear technology, a cloud-based service platform supported via Android app that was the 2017 winner of the National Science Foundation’s “Hearables Challenge.”
According to the company’s announcement, the BlackCat was designed as a “Hi-Fi speech intelligibility solution” for enhancement of a user’s environment and suppression of ambient noise, and uses a Line-1 technology developed by a Dutch team of academic researchers. The BlackCat would be InnerScope’s second PSAP product in addition to the “SnowOwl” PSAP. The BlackCat is now available for purchase through the company’s e-Commerce Shop on INND.com, and the SnowOwl is available for pre-order with the expected ship dates at the beginning of January 2018.
“We are very excited to introduce BlackCat into our family of PSAPs/Hearables product line,” said Matthew Moore, president of InnerScope Hearing Technologies. “We know that the BlackCat product alone can help millions of the 48 million Americans that struggle with hearing and understanding conversations in noisy environments. The BlackCat is a great product with a lot of unique features that gives the person the ability to understand speech in front of them while suppressing the noise coming from behind. This BlackCat exclusive US distribution deal continues to add to INND’s core mission of becoming the main conduit to the North America market for manufacturing and distribution of all types of hearing assistance products.”
“We are very pleased having INND representing Speechlab and our BlackCat product exclusively in the US market,” said Theo Bouwman, executive director of Speechlab BV. “We believe in the Direct-to-Consumer strategy that INND has laid out and look toward this relationship with great confidence.”
Source: InnerScope Hearing Technologies