TORONTO, Jan. 31 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- (Pink Sheets: HRAL)- HearAtLast Holdings, Inc. is pleased to announce that on January 21, 2008, the Company opened its' first clinic located in The Villages, Florida, America's largest private city with over 70,000 residents, most of which are over the age of 55.
Matthew Sacco, CEO of HearAtLast, Leon Hirsch, Chairman of Vivatone, and audiologist Dr. Al Turri were on hand for the ribbon cutting ceremony launching the first U.S. HearAtLast location, a product of a joint venture between HearAtLast and Vivatone Hearing Systems LLC, a manufacturer of digital hearing aids.
Vivatone is the creation of Leon C. Hirsch, Founder and CEO of United States Surgical Corporation, and Dr. Nathan Bauman, a former professor of Audiology at Yale University. The company was formed to market Dr. Bauman's revolutionary invention that pioneered open ear technology, making Vivatone an industry leader offering hearing-aids that eliminate the uncomfortable, "echo- chamber effect," previously plagued hearing devices. Mr. Hirsch, who was the Founder, Chairman, and Chief Executive Officer of United States Surgical Corporation (sales exceeding $1 Billion in 1997 when the company was sold) prior to becoming the Chairman and CEO of Vivatone Hearing Systems, is also on the board of Jarvik Heart, Inc.
Dr. Al Turri has been appointed managing director of the HearAtLast location in The Villages. Dr. Turri is a renowned audiologist with a solid background in retail management with a Doctorate in Audiology from the Pennsylvania College of Optometry and Audiology, and a Masters degree from the University of South Florida.
"This is a major venture for the two companies" said HearAtLast CEO Matthew Sacco. "We would like to make the location here our flagship store, and use it as a pilot for our future joint ventures with Vivatone," added Sacco.
"We at Vivatone are delighted with our new partnership and look forward to working with HearAtLast as they expand the retail chain and presence in the United States," said Leon Hirsch, Vivatone's founder and chairman. "We share the same philosophical goals and vision. We want to bring better hearing care to the most people at affordable prices," Hirsch said of the new venture.
Prior to the launch of this new clinic in The Villages, Florida, HearAtLast Stores have operated exclusively within select Wal-Mart Stores and Sam's Clubs throughout Canada. The Company has almost doubled its locations expanding from 8 to 15 outlets between October and December of 2007. HearAtLast also reported record sales for the month of December 2007 and expects this trend to continue in January.
With the addition of the newest location in The Villages, Florida,
HearAtLast currently operates 16 hearing clinics in Canada and the United
HearAtLast Clinics may be found in the following locations:
Wal-Mart Store #5742 Wal-Mart Store #3016 Wal-Mart Store #3031
150 McEwan Dr.E. 881 St Clair St. 165 North Queen
Bolton On., L7E-2Y3 Extension St. Etobicoke On.,
Chatham On., N7M-5J7 M9C-1A7
Wal-Mart Store #3050 Wal-Mart Store #3131 Wal-Mart Store #3082
1280 Fanshawe Park Rd. W. 2210 Bank St. 1444 Quinn Dr.
London On., N6G-1B5 Ottawa On., K1V-1J5 Sarnia On., N7T-7H4
Wal-Mart Store #3159 Wal-Mart Store #3114 Wal-Mart Store #3195
1900 Eglington Ave. E 3120 Dougall Ave. 1070 Major Mackenzie
Scarborough Ont., M1L-2L9 Windsor On., N9E-1S7 Dr.
Richmond Hill On,
Wal-Mart Store #3053 Wal-Mart Store #3029 Wal-Mart Store #3027
5000 Highway #7 Unit 9717-21st Avenue N.W. 18521 Stony Plain
Y006A Edmonton, AB T6N 1J5 Rd. NW
Markham On, L3R 4M9 Edmonton, AB T5S 2V9
Wal-Mart Store #1078 Wal-Mart Store #3065 Sam's Club
3195, 3055 26th Ave N 3900 Innes Road 255 Silver Linden
Lethbridge, Alberta T1HSP4 Orleans, Ontario K1C Drive
1T1 Richmond Hill,
975 Del Mar Drive
The Villages, FL 32159
HearAtLast Holdings, Inc. is a Nevada corporation that owns and operates its wholly-owned subsidiary HearAtLast Inc., a chain of hearing stores specializing in the sale of digital hearing aids and testing services. The company develops, owns, and operates hearing aid clinics co-located within select Wal-Mart stores throughout Canada. HearAtLast facilities sell a selection of high quality brand name hearing aids and also offer complimentary screening tests, clinical hearing tests, instant custom MP3 headphones and custom hearing protection. The Company's mission is to consolidate the highly fragmented hearing services industry while providing unparalleled service to the estimated 30+ million hearing impaired individuals throughout North America. After a prescription is approved, the independent on-site audiologists and hearing aid practitioners at HearAtLast utilize a refined process to dispense a hearing aid in about an hour.
For more information please visit http://www.hearatlast.com.
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