IN THE NEWS

Learn more about the CS50+ Bluetooth Personal Sound Amplifier, HD100 Companion Hearing Aid and our overall company mission in the news below:

The Best Headphones for the Hearing Impaired

The Best Headphones for the Hearing Impaired

June 23, 2021

The CS50+ PSAP features precise customization within the CS Customizer app, allowing you to control what frequencies are focused on. If you want to focus on voices, you can increase the mid-high frequencies. This helps reduce feedback and improve clarity, relying less on presets to find the perfect balance.

AARP covers the CS50+

AARP covers the CS50+

April 22, 2021

The $349 Sound World Solutions CS50+ was rated the top PSAP by The New York Times’ product-review site Wirecutter in 2020. It’s an “over-the-ear” hearable: The earbud is connected by a small tube to a battery compartment that fits around the ear.

The Best Personal Sound Amplification Product

The Best Personal Sound Amplification Product

June 3, 2020

Hearing aids cost thousands of dollars, which is in part why less than a third of Americans who would benefit from a hearing aid actually wear one, according to a 2006 study. For those with mild to moderate hearing loss, studies have shown that personal sound amplification products (PSAPs) can be nearly as effective at around a fifth of the price. We tested seven PSAPs in 2020 (and have tested 10 total since 2018), and we are sure the Sound World Solutions CS50+ is the best one.

JAMA Article Comparing CS50+ to Conventional Hearing Aids

JAMA Article Comparing CS50+ to Conventional Hearing Aids

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Audiologists compare a sample of Personal Sound Amplifiers with a conventional hearing aid among individuals with mild to moderate hearing loss. The CS50+ rates highest among the PSAPs…

Consumer Reports covers the CS50+

Consumer Reports covers the CS50+

Thursday, February 2, 2017

Consumer Reports (March 2017 issue) continues to cover the issue of hearing loss and the need for affordable hearing care options. Here’s one of those articles, with a review of our CS50+ product.

Sound World Solutions Featured in Fast Company

Sound World Solutions Featured in Fast Company

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Fast Company takes an in-depth look at the issue of hearing loss and the reasons so many individuals wait to address their hearing challenges. Along the way, the article highlights Sound World Solutions and our innovative solutions as one example of an approach that can help to change that reality. 

Our CS50+ Personal Sound Amplifier is one of the good ones

Our CS50+ Personal Sound Amplifier is one of the good ones

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Why don’t people address hearing loss? Paula Span’s article on July 15, 2016, the New York Times discusses exactly that, and it leads her to personal sound amplifiers as an alternative to hearing aids. When she reviewed the many options available to her, she found our CS50+ to be one of the good ones. Find out more here.

Reed Pence discusses why people don’t use hearing aids

Reed Pence discusses why people don’t use hearing aids

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Our own Shawn Stahmer is one of the guests on this 12/27/2015 radio broadcast that discusses why people don’t use hearing aids.  Do you agree with what he and the other guests have to say?

CS50+ is once again part of the story in The New York Times

CS50+ is once again part of the story in The New York Times

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

The CS50+ personal sound amplifier was once again part of the story in a nice piece by Andrew Pollack of The New York Times. Andrew talked about the changes underway in the hearing health market and the role that personal sound amplifiers are playing in those changes. You can read the full story just below.

Consumer Reports Highlight the CS50+

Consumer Reports Highlight the CS50+

Thursday, March 10, 2016

Sue Byrne from Consumer Reports provides a look at how to beat high hearing aid prices, including the availability of personal sound amplifiers like the CS50+. Read the full story by clicking the link below.

Sidekick Personal Sound Amplifier highlighted in MoneyTalkNews

Sidekick Personal Sound Amplifier highlighted in MoneyTalkNews

Friday, August 28, 2015

In a story by Marilyn Lewis that looks at ways to beat the high price of traditional hearing aids, MoneyTalksNews founder Stacy Johnson highlights his use of the Sidekick personal sound amplifier. Read the story below.

Hopkins Startup Helps Senior Hear Without the Expense

Hopkins Startup Helps Senior Hear Without the Expense

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

As many as two-thirds of older adults will experience hearing loss, but many won’t do anything about it, says Dr. Carrie Nieman, a resident at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. For some, hearing aids are too expensive and too difficult to obtain, they cost thousands of dollars, aren’t covered by Medicare or Medicaid and…

Not Ready for a Hearing Aid, but need a Little Help?

Not Ready for a Hearing Aid, but need a Little Help?

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Personal amplifiers are inexpensive and powerful. Just don’t call them hearing aids.

Bluetooth Devices do Battle with the $3000 Hearing Aid

Bluetooth Devices do Battle with the $3000 Hearing Aid

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Advances in circuitry and Bluetooth have made hearing-aid alternatives cheaper and more powerful

CS10 highlighted in Money magazine story

CS10 highlighted in Money magazine story

Monday, April 21, 2014

New competitors mean more ways to save money. But should you really buy hearing aids at Costco?

Sound World Once Again in the New York Times

Sound World Once Again in the New York Times

Monday, March 24, 2014

In Sunday’s New York Times Technology Section, Sound World Solutions and our new CS50 Bluetooth personal sound amplifier was covered in Anne Eisenberg’s article, Just Don’t Call Them Hearing Aids

Stavros Basseas, CEO of Sound World Solutions, featured in FOX Business segment on ‘A New Kind of Hearing Aid’

Stavros Basseas, CEO of Sound World Solutions, featured in FOX Business segment on ‘A New Kind of Hearing Aid’

Monday, February 17, 2014

Sound World Solutions CEO Stavros Basseas on creating personal sound amplifiers for people with minor hearing problems.

Sound World Solutions featured in article “Better Hearing through Bluetooth”

Sound World Solutions featured in article “Better Hearing through Bluetooth”

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Like many men of his generation, Larry Faust, 61, of Seattle, went to a lot of rock concerts in his youth. And like many men of his generation, his hearing isn’t what it used to be.

CBS Evening News Special: the Sound World CS10 Bluetooth Personal Sound Amplifier

CBS Evening News Special: the Sound World CS10 Bluetooth Personal Sound Amplifier

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

On Christmas Eve, Sound World Solutions was covered on the CBS Evening News in a segment reported by Barry Petersen.

NPR Profiles the Sound World CS10: Part 2

NPR Profiles the Sound World CS10: Part 2

Wednesday, July 3, 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.

NPR Profiles the Sound World CS10: Part 1

NPR Profiles the Sound World CS10: Part 1

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

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.

Stavros Basseas and Sound World Solutions featured on Fox News Chicago

Stavros Basseas and Sound World Solutions featured on Fox News Chicago

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Chicago man’s invention offers new hope for the hard of hearing.