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Sonic Innovations Commemorates One Millionth Hearing Instrument

Audiologist and patient are recognized for company's milestone.

Salt Lake City- Sonic Innovations, Inc. (NASDAQ:SNCI), the only U.S.-based publicly traded manufacturer of digital hearing aids, commemorated the company's 1 millionth hearing instrument. Dr. Sheryl Figliano from the Center for Hearing Care in Boardman, Ohio and her patient Dora Cercone were recognized as the prescriber and purchaser of Sonic Innovations' 1 millionth hearing instrument on Friday, October 31, 2008.

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In the photo are - Back Left: Keith Greene, Sonic Innovations Division Manager; Back Right: Jim Boyd, Sonic Innovations Regional Sales Manager; Front Left: Dora Cercone, patient; Front right: Dr. Sheryl Figliano, Center for Hearing Care.

"This is a very exciting milestone for the company to reach," said Sonic Innovations Chairman and CEO Sam Westover. "During the last decade, Sonic Innovations has developed superior sound solutions and provided hearing care professionals the products they need to help their patients achieve their specific hearing goals. The company has continually introduced new products that have revolutionized the industry, and we are pleased to recognize this moment with Dr. Figliano and her patient."

Through the past 10 years, Sonic Innovations has achieved other company milestones that include developing a nine-channel digital signal processor (DSP) when other manufacturers only had two or three channels of compression and developing new sound compression technology that is considered unique in the industry.

The current line of Sonic Innovations products include: VelocityTM 24, VelocityTM 12, VelocityTM 6, VelocityTM 4, ionTM 400, ionTM 200, ionTM, BalanceTM, ApplauseTM, Natura® Pro, and Natura® 2SE.

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