Congratulations to Wheat Ridge based Able Planet on their award at the Jefferson County Economic Development Corporation’s 20th Annual Industry Appreciation Awards breakfast. Able Planet was awarded the Innovative Technology Award, given to a company on the forefront of new and advancing technologies.
Able Planet designs and manufactures innovative audio and communication devices. The company’s products include headsets, assistive listening devices, and headphones. Able Planet was founded on a hearing technology that enables people with profound hearing loss to distinguish hard to hear sounds. This patented technology is called Linx Audio® and is embedded in all of the company’s audio and communication devices.
Companies throughout the world have been designing and manufacturing hearing aids for years, but they have been too expensive for most people. Able Planet develops low-cost hearing technologies that address specific hearing needs, while preserving delicate hearing organs. These technologies are changing the lives for people who struggle to hear in noisy environments, have started to lose their hearing, or have more severe hearing loss.
Able Planet recently launched a new line of affordable hearing devices called the Personal Sound Amplifier, PS2500. This device is smaller than a dime and fits into the ear with a band, commonly known as a D-Ring that holds it in place.
In addition to hearing devices, Able Planet designs and manufactures headphones, headsets, and accessories. Since 2006, the company has won over 36 of the world’s most prestigious audio awards, including a 2012 “Technology of the Future” award from Popular Science. In 2010, Apple gave Able Planet their stamp of approval by declaring that the company has the best sounding headphones on the market. The announcements lead to a new partnership with Apple which will generate almost a $100 million in new revenue for Able Planet. Today, you can find these headphones in major retailers such as Costco and Best Buy.
Due to Able Planet’s rapid success, the company is expanding at every level. In 2012, they relocated to a larger 55,000 square foot facility, increased employment from 21 to 34 employees, and added more than $9 million in new capital investment. And it doesn’t look like they will be slowing down anytime soon. The company plans to hire an additional 75 employees in 2013.
People can come to the Able Planet office to make purchases, test out products and schedule hearing tests that would be performed by licensed Chief Audiologist Christopher Schweitzer.
Visit the Able Planet website for more information.
Posted: under Wheat Ridge Business.
Tags: Able Planet, hearing, Linx audio, technology, Wheat Ridge
Mar 28 2013