Device Promising Better Sex Life Wins Patent Award - Crowd Funding Campaign Planned for Ping Daddy Product Launch

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Blue-Gear, Inc., a Minneapolis based engineering firm was awarded a patent for a device that claims to be “Viagra for the Ears”.

Ping Daddy PSAP

“The hearing loss treatment model is broken. A hearing aid should not cost six times more than an iPhone.” says Fred Writt, CEO of Ping Response.

Sexologists and couples therapists agree that the best aphrodisiac in the world is effective communication. You don’t need to be an expert on intimacy to understand that when two partners – or would-be partners – are at a romantic, candle-lit dinner and one has to shout across the table in order to be heard, it isn't exactly setting a mood for lovemaking.

Hearing loss is now the third leading chronic health condition of older Americans. Physicians know the consequences; anxiety, social isolation, depression and, according to the National Council on Aging, it hurts your sex life.

It is estimated over 30 million Americans suffer from untreated hearing loss. The main reason is money. The average cost of a pair of hearing aids is over $5000. Most insurance plans and Medicare doesn't cover this expense.

Dubbed as “reading glasses for the ears” Ping Daddy is an out of the box, over the counter hearing solution. The Ping Daddy is a classified as a PSAP (Personal Sound Amplification Product) by the FDA. Advances in digital technology and performance have enabled a new class of devices to deliver more affordable solutions to the hearing impaired.

Blue Gear has executed a distribution agreement with Ping Response, Inc of Westbrook, Maine. They are crowd funding the launch of Ping Daddy with a campaign on Indiegogo.

Fred Writt, CEO of Ping Response has suffered from hearing loss for over twenty years. According to Writt: “The hearing loss treatment model is broken. A hearing aid should not cost six times more than an iPhone.”

Ping Response plans to market a suite of hearing solutions from PSAPs to programmable hearing aids using Blue-Gear’s patented ear piece. An independent testing company determined the earpiece will provide a comfortable and secure fit for over 92% of the population.

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