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Our Story

Listen Technologies is passionate about creating inclusive experiences through sound.

We empower exceptional listening experiences with innovative, award-winning products and solutions. Listen was founded in 1998, is headquartered in Bluffdale, Utah, and has a global partner network. Listen Technologies is the leader in personal and assistive listening.

Founder's Story

In 1998 Russ Gentner set out to build a superior product for people with hearing loss to hear clearly in challenging environments. An audio engineer with a background in broadcasting, Russ knew there was a better way. 

Fast forward 23 years, and Listen is still moving Russ’ vision forward. Listen’s innovative products not only serve those with hearing loss, but also enable inclusive experiences for all guests. Listen solutions are used in a variety of venues and settings including, houses of worship, higher education facilities, performing arts centers, courtrooms, on leisure tours, and in manufacturing plants. 

Listen enables venues to entertain, teach, and engage with the world and its limitless possibilities by delivering the right information at the right time and place... seamlessly. 

We are guided by four core values.

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Deliver An Awesome Experience

Delivering an awesome experience internally and externally influences every aspect of our company, including teams, partners, vendors, and customers.

Be Curious and Aspire Higher

We believe creative and out-of-the-box thinking makes us better. We value innovation and are always questioning the status quo looking for ways to be better.

Keep It Simple

Complexity leads to confusion and frustration; we aim to simplify every aspect of our business. 

Play Well With Others

Our inclusion commitment means respecting, recognizing and celebrating our unique differences, so everyone feels included and engaged.


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We enable creativity and innovation. We believe diversity makes us better and we are empowered to bring our unique perspectives to work, and continually seek incremental improvements for better products and user experiences. We are passionate about what we do and believe that everyone deserves an exceptional listening experience. 

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