World of Sound Blog

Stavros Basseas and David Green decided to do something about the millions of people in the world who need hearing help but have limited funds and no access to services. Here in the US, we have an extensive network of medical and hearing health professionals to address the need for hearing aids plus hearing aid batteries are available at any corner pharmacy. This supply chain just doesn’t exist in emerging nations. But what they typically do have are cell phone towers and at least some access to cell phones. This was a good jumping off point to begin the project. 

I had the honor of representing Sound World Solutions at the Hearing Loss Association of America (HLAA) 2015 convention June25-June 28, 2015. This year, the convention was held in St. Louis, Missouri at the beautiful Doubletree Union Station hotel, a converted train station built in 1894 when public buildings were truly grand. Sound World Solutions participated with a booth on the exhibit floor where we displayed our product line and interacted with attendees. We attended the HLAA convention in Austin, Texas last year, so there was familiarity with our personal sound amplifiers, but the announcement of the Companion - our first FDA registered hearing aid - resulted in a significant increase in interest and conversation. 

You’ve decided it’s time to act on your hearing loss. Now what do you do?  

On Christmas Eve, Sound World Solutions was covered on the CBS Evening News in a segment reported by Barry Petersen. Below is an excerpt and the segment video.

CBS Evening News & Sound World PSAIt's said the clacking of dominoes is the music of the Dominican Republic, but it's been years since the game sounded so good to retiree Fernando Velverde Baez, who lost his hearing because of old age.

"The difference is that you hear the sound even of the air, and the breeze," said Baez. "I hear a little bird, that little bird, that just chirped.”

Baez can hear the birds again because of Stavros Basseas, and a remarkable device from his company Sound World Solutions.

Baez doesn't care if his hearing aid is a little bulky or looks unfashionable, as long as he can now hear his wife say one thing. He said, "She would say, "I love you," and I wouldn't be able to hear well. Now she can whisper it to me, and I'll hear her."

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Centro Cristiano de Servicios MedicosMuch of the media coverage about the CS10 Personal Sound Amplifier has discussed Sound World Solutions' social mission: to create a sustainable business model of providing affordable hearing devices in the developing world. That mission drives our company. While the CS10 was first launched in the U.S. market, its innovative design is intended to solve the many obstacles that exist in developing markets.  

Sound World Solutions Named a Finalist for the 2013 Chicago Innovation AwardsWe are honored that Sound World Solutions has been named a finalist for the 2013 Chicago Innovation Awards for our development of the CS10 personal sound amplifier. In addition to the award in our category, we may also be eligible for their 'Social Innovator' and 'Up and Comer' awards.  

NPR Profiles the Sound World CS10: Part 2

- Wednesday, July 03, 2013

On NPR's Morning Edition today, John Ydstie again reported on our inaugural product, the CS10 personal sound amplifier, and the impact it's having on how moderate hearing loss is treated in the U.S. and around the world. We've posted an excerpt below. 

On NPR's Morning Edition today, John Ydstie reported on our inaugural product, the CS10 personal sound amplifier, and the impact it's having on how moderate hearing loss is treated in the U.S. and around the world. We've posted an excerpt below. 

Sound World CS10 on Fox News Chicago

- Tuesday, July 02, 2013

CS10 on Fox Chicago NewsFollowing the lead of John Ydstie of NPR's Morning Addition, Fox News Chicago covers the efforts of our founder, Stavros Basseas, and the availability of our first product, the CS10 Personal Sound Amplifier. An excerpt of Chicago man's invention offers new hope for the hard of hearing" by Lisa Chavarria is posted below: