Turtle Beach Announces Presentation of Research on the Improved Speech Discrimination of HyperSound® Audio

Dr. Ritvik P. Mehta to present the research at the Triological Society meeting on January 22, 2015

Jan 21, 2015, 16:00 ET from Turtle Beach Corporation

SAN DIEGO, Jan. 21, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Turtle Beach Corporation (NASDAQ: HEAR), a leading innovator of audio products and solutions, today announced that findings from company sponsored research on its HyperSound® audio system have been accepted for presentation at the 2015 Combined Sections Meeting of the Triological Society on January 22, 2015. Principal investigator, Dr. Ritvik P. Mehta, will present the paper Novel Ultrasonic Sound Carrier Significantly Improves Speech Discrimination in Subjects with Hearing Loss at the three-day conference in Coronado, California. The research data from a ten patient study suggests that HyperSound audio delivers significant improvement in sound clarity over conventional speakers at 70 dB, including in background noise, in those with mild to severe hearing loss. In February 2014, the company received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) clearance to market the HyperSound® Audio System to improve clarity and comprehension of sound. 

"I am pleased that this important research will be presented at the Triological Society Meeting, and that leading otolaryngologists will have the opportunity to learn about the efficacy of HyperSound technology as a hearing health solution," said Rodney Schutt, SVP and General Manager of HyperSound.

HyperSound technology is a fundamentally new approach to sound delivery that uses a thin panel to generate an ultrasound beam that carries audio through the air. Unlike traditional speakers, HyperSound speakers beam clear, immersive sound to the targeted listener only. The panel directs sound in a narrow, controlled beam much the way a flashlight directs a beam of light. Individuals hear clear, immersive 3D audio without the need to wear headphones or other devices. The research led by Dr. Mehta suggests that the HyperSound audio beam improves the clarity of audio and speech comprehension in individuals with hearing loss.

Researchers estimate that one in five Americans, and one in three people over age 65, suffer from hearing loss. Impacting over 48 million Americans, hearing loss is the third most common physical condition in the United States after arthritis and heart disease. An estimated 360 million people worldwide suffer from some form of hearing loss.

Key Information:
Otology/Neurotology Scientific Session Presentation: Novel Ultrasonic Sound Carrier Significantly Improves Speech Discrimination in Subjects with Hearing Loss
When: Thursday, January 22, 2015 at 2:52 pm PST
Where: Hotel Del Coronado, San Diego, California

About Turtle Beach Corporation

Turtle Beach Corporation (Turtlebeachcorp.com) designs audio products for consumer, commercial and healthcare markets. Under the brand Turtle Beach (TurtleBeach.com), the company markets premium headsets for use with video game consoles, including officially-licensed headsets for the next-generation Xbox One and PlayStation®4, personal computers and mobile devices. Under the brand HyperSound® (HyperSound.com), the company markets pioneering directed audio solutions that have applications in digital signage and kiosks, consumer electronics and healthcare. The Company's shares are traded on the NASDAQ Exchange under the symbol NASDAQ: HEAR.

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