Listen Technologies has won in the category of Consumer Products & Services the 2022 Utah Innovation Awards for Listen EVERYWHERE, its audio over Wi-Fi assistive listening system. Winners were announced during an Awards Presentation at the Grand America Hotel June 30, 2022, and are highlighted in the July 2022 issue of Utah Business.
In partnership with Stoel Rives, the Innovation Awards pay tribute to the innovative spirit permeating Utah companies and the talented people working to alleviate complex problems with elegant solutions. The awards program aims to build the state’s economy by acknowledging and rewarding the creative minds fueling innovation within it.
Listen EVERYWHERE solves the challenges hearing loss, distance, background noise, and poor acoustics pose to clear communication. Listen EVERYWHERE streams audio over Wi-Fi to personal smart devices so they function as receivers for assistive listening systems. In venues offering Listen EVERYWHERE, guests can listen to venue audio from their smartphones or smart devices using headphones or earbuds. They can also stream sound from their device directly to Bluetooth-enabled speakers, headphones, or hearing aids.
Listen Technologies has been designing and manufacturing wireless listening solutions in Utah for more than two decades. Listen EVERYWHERE is just one example of its innovative systems that help people hear clearly in challenging audio environments.
“Accessibility and inclusion are the cornerstones of Listen Technologies’ mission and what drive innovation across our organization,” said Maile Keone, president and CEO, Listen Technologies. “We are proud to be recognized with a Utah Innovation Award and to represent Utah with our locally designed and manufactured products and solutions that facilitate hearing and engagement for people around the globe.”
Nominees in the Utah Innovation Awards program undergo a strict evaluation process by peers and leaders from Utah’s business, civic, and academic communities. Pioneering innovations – whether products, services, or processes –are judged on their novelty, market need, economic impact, and disruption of the status quo.
Benefits of Listen EVERYWHERE
Listen EVERYWHERE is a cost-effective assistive listening system that is easy to install and works on either an existing or a separate wireless network. The Listen EVERYWHERE server sets up easily and broadcasts any live or recorded audio across the network over Wi-Fi to smart devices. Listen EVERYWHERE offers the lowest latency in the industry and is portable for use indoors and outdoors as far as the venue network reaches. Venue operators can customize the Listen EVERYWHERE app with welcome videos/ads, brand colors, sliding banners, and logos.
To access Listen EVERYWHERE for assistive listening, guests download the free Listen EVERYWHERE app on their smartphone, select their preferred venue audio channel, and hear clear audio in their headphones via their devices. For guests who do not have or prefer not to use a personal device, Listen Technologies offers a dedicated Listen EVERYWHERE receiver that users can borrow for use while at a venue.
Listen EVERYWHERE is ideal for classrooms, theaters, museums, houses of worship, lecture halls, corporate boardrooms and conference rooms, and other spaces where hearing loss, noise, distance, and acoustics can make it difficult to hear clearly.