New Sound Alpha Personal Amplifier Introduced in the United States by SoundBytes

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Stylish and Compact Device Uses Dynamic Stereo System Earphones to Provide More Natural Sound to Hard of Hearing

SoundBytes, a catalog, web and retail-based company that specializes in providing assistive equipment for Deaf and Hard of Hearing individuals and the agencies that serve them, today announced, that it has become the first United States based distributor of the Sound Alpha personal sound amplifier. Manufactured by Times Corporation, a Japan-based firm, the Sound Alpha is one of the smallest, lightest, and most discreet amplifiers available. At just under two-thirds of an ounce, this device has a sound pressure level of up to 112dB, which could help many hard of hearing people communicate more independently.

Unlike many comparable amplifiers, the Sound Alpha has stereo sound with dual microphones. This makes it easier to identify where a sound is coming from. The dual microphones are located along the speaker wires, making them very unobtrusive, and are positioned to amplify one’s own voice, allowing natural modulation of speech volume. The separated microphone prevents the unpleasant sound of clothes rustling or other unwanted noise. Sensitive volume control and balance adjustment allows the user to adjust the volume to suit the specific hearing loss.

The Sound Alpha is ideal for watching TV, participating in individual or group discussions, going to the theatre, and many more activities. The battery-operated device requires no complicated set up and is simple to use. "Searching for top quality products to benefit our customers communication’s needs is a constant priority of ours and the Sound Alpha represents the quality we are looking for," said Michael Abramowitz, Managing Director of SoundBytes. “Hearing aids are sometimes not the solution for many of our hard of hearing customers and the Sound Alpha can make a tremendous difference in one’s quality of life with regards to communication.”

For just under $300, the Sound Alpha is available direct from SoundBytes at http://www.soundbytes.com , by calling SoundBytes at 888-816-8191, and soon at SoundBytes’ authorized dealers nationwide. Accessories included with the Sound Alpha are 1x AAA Alkali battery, earphones with 3 sizes of ear tip, and a carrying case.

About SoundBytes

Soundbytes is a catalog, web and retail-based company specializing in providing assistive equipment for Deaf and Hard of Hearing individuals and the agencies that serve them. In addition, they assist businesses with ADA compliance. SoundBytes offers amplified telephones, TTYs, FM systems, household notification systems, hearing aid batteries, maintenance equipment, and other assistive living and communication products. SoundBytes is based in New York and is an affiliate company of Independent Living Aids, Inc. (http://www.independentliving.com), a company specializing in products for blind and low vision individuals. Soundbytes is proud to be partnered with the League for the Hard of Hearing, one of the first and foremost not-for-profit service organizations in the world for people with hearing loss and operates stores inside their offices in New York City and Ft. Lauderdale Florida.

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