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Sonic Innovations Launches sonicBLU Bluetooth Device

Salt Lake City - Sonic Innovations, Inc. (NASDAQ: SNCI), the only U.S.-based publicly traded manufacturer of digital hearing aids, is introducing sonicBLU, a wireless communication device that will allow users of Sonic Innovations' Velocity' hearing aids to wirelessly connect to Bluetooth-enabled mobile phones. Connectivity to sonicBLU is available for Sonic's Velocity hearing aids.

The sonicBLU device has talk time of up to four hours and a stand-by time of up to 70 hours. In addition, it has an operating range of up to 10 meters and uses a rechargeable lithium-ion battery (with a charging time of 1.5 to two hours). SonicBLU weighs 10 grams and measures 42 millimeters long by 24 millimeters wide by 12 millimeters thick.

"By introducing sonicBLU, Sonic Innovations is taking yet another step in continually updating and upgrading our products to match the active lifestyles of our customers. We are confident that sonicBLU will become one of our best-selling accessory products," said Sonic Innovations Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Sam Westover.

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