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Wynd Communications Inks Distribution Agreement With American Hearing Aid Associates

SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--March 18, 2002--

Deal Makes WyndTell Service Available To Nation's Largest Network of Hearing Healthcare Providers


Wynd Communications Corporation, a GoAmerica, Inc. company (NASDAQ: GOAM), the nation's leading wireless communications service provider for people with hearing loss, and the American Hearing Aid Associates (AHAA), the nation's largest network of hearing healthcare providers, today announced a distribution agreement that enables AHAA associates to offer the award-winning WyndTell Service.

Through the agreement, Wynd and AHAA will jointly market WyndTell Service and the Wynd Affiliate Network program to AHAA's network of nearly 1,400 privately owned and operated audiology and hearing aid dispenser practices.

"This is a wonderful opportunity for both companies," said Doug Timewell, vice president, sales and marketing for Wynd. "We believe that AHAA is a great fit for Wynd, and that over time, WyndTell Service will become a well accepted complement to hearing instruments."

In March, AHAA will begin an outreach program to its associates to educate them about the WyndTell service, as well as to encourage enrollment in the Wynd Affiliate Network.

"Our goal has always been to provide AHAA associates with products and business tools designed to differentiate their practices and add to their bottom line," said Tina Soika, chief operating officer for AHAA. "We believe WyndTell Service is a great match for this goal. WyndTell offers associates a unique opportunity to differentiate their practices, generate new clients, and to recommend a technology that positively impacts their clients' quality of life."

About the Wynd Affiliate Network

The Wynd Affiliate Network is a referral program developed specifically for hearing health care professionals and available at no cost to the professional industry. Affiliate Network members are provided all the necessary materials to quickly and easily integrate the referral of WyndTell's wireless service into any hearing healthcare practice. Wynd handles all the client referrals from network members, activating and shipping pagers directly to healthcare provider clients. Wynd also handles all customer care for clients, fielding all questions about the pager and the service.

About WyndTell Service

The award-winning WyndTell Service, together with a wireless handheld device, offers users an assistive communication device (ACD) that enables them to communicate using a variety of two-way wireless communications features. Features include Internet e-mail, TTY, chat, fax, alpha page, and voice through text-to-speech and speech-to-text. WyndTell customers can also retrieve important information using the Go.Web(TM) service, which enables wireless, mobile Web browsing. WyndTell Service includes complimentary access to AAA Emergency Roadside assistance for auto club members via the WyndTell Service.

While WyndTell can be used by anyone, its unique combination of features, designed specifically for people with hearing loss, provides users with greater communication flexibility.

About AHAA

AHAA represents a hearing health care network comprised of professional audiologists, hearing instrument dispensers, otolaryngologists, hospitals, and universities across the country. For more information about American Hearing Aid Associates, visit http://www.ahaanet.com/, or call 800-984-3272.

About Wynd Communications

Wynd Communications Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of GoAmerica, Inc. (NASDAQ: GOAM), is a leading provider of wireless telecommunications services for people with hearing loss. Wynd is a winner of the California Governor's Award for Excellence in Universal Design and Technology and has been recognized by both the Clinton and Bush Administrations for its commitment to Americans with disabilities. For more information about Wynd Communications and WyndTell Service, visit the Wynd Web site at http://www.wynd.com, or contact Wynd directly at TTY 800-549-2800, voice 805-781-6000.

This news release contains certain forward-looking statements intending to qualify for the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Investors are cautioned that such forward-looking statements involve risks and uncertainties, which may affect GoAmerica's business, prospects and results of operations. GoAmerica's business is subject to a number of significant risks, including, but not limited to, risks relating to GoAmerica's ability to increase and maintain its subscriber base, uncertainties relating to the future demand for services in the emerging wireless data services market and GoAmerica's ability to successfully grow its infrastructure, manage expanded operations, integrate acquired businesses, increase or maintain profitability, gross margin, liquidity, and capital resources, increase enterprise sales, leverage its strategic alliances to generate revenue and offer new services. Such risks and others are more fully set forth in GoAmerica's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

"GoAmerica" and "Go.Web" are trademarks of GoAmerica, Inc. Wynd and WyndTell are registered trademarks of Wynd Communications Corporation. Other names are trademarks of their respective owners.

CONTACT:

Wynd Communications
Joe Karp, 805/597-8114
TTY: 800/549-2800
Fax: 805/596-2914
jkarp@wynd.com

or

Barnett Cox & Associates
Josh Pruett, 805/545-8887 x48
Fax: 805/545-0860
josh@barnettcox.com

or

American Hearing Aid Associates
Tina Soika, 610/455-3010
Fax: 610/455-3019
tsoika@ahaanet.com

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