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Sonic Innovations Presents Donation to the Armed Forces Foundation

Utah-based company donates over $35,000 from Velocity hearing instrument sales.

Salt Lake City- Sonic Innovations, Inc. (NASDAQ: SNCI) announced the company donated $35,492 to the Armed Forces Foundation (AFF) during a check presentation today with Sonic Innovations' President and COO Paul Wennerholm and AFF President and Executive Director Patricia Driscoll in Washington, D.C. The donation is the result of a program conducted by Sonic Innovations in cooperation with the AFF that began in July, in which the company pledged a donation of up to $50 to the foundation for every Velocity hearing instrument purchased through October 1, 2008.

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"As a U.S.-based company, Sonic Innovations is strongly committed to improving the quality of life for U.S. service men and women," said Sonic Innovations' Chairman and CEO Sam Westover. "Our armed forces personnel have given so much to this country and Sonic Innovations wanted to do something to recognize the sacrifices they have made on our behalf. Sonic Innovations is proud to make this donation to the Armed Forces Foundation."

Driscoll commented on the program stating, "It is partnerships with companies like Sonic Innovations that make it possible for the Armed Forces Foundation to carry out its mission to serve our men and women in uniform."

Sonic Innovations is the largest publicly traded U.S.-based hearing aid manufacturer. The Velocity series of hearing instruments represent the company's premier line of digital products, making available advanced features that provide proven patient benefit.

The AFF was established in 2001 as a nonprofit organization and is a part of the U.S. Department of Defense's "America Supports You Program." The organization supports active-duty and retired personnel, National Guard, Reserve components and military families during their time of greatest need. With 14 programs, the Foundation assists with food, rent, hotel rooms for families visiting a wounded loved one, and holiday gifts for military children, among many others. The AFF has been recognized by The White House, the Department of Veterans Affairs, the Department of Energy, the Department of Education, and other nonprofits for its dedication and support of America's Service Members. For information on how to provide assistance to the AFF visit the AFF's website at www.armedforcesfoundation.org.

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