Company Profile

Hearing Components Inc (AKA: Comply)
Profile last edited on: 1/23/19      CAGE: 0VE20      UEI: H2N2WUDA6H78

Business Identifier: Foam earphones based on ear canal research
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Location Information

615 Hale Avenue North
Oakdale, MN 55128
   (651) 739-9427
Location: Single
Congr. District: 04
County: Washington

Public Profile

Hearing Components is a research and development company that manufactures innovative foam products that improve the fit and feel of earphones. The company's products are based on research on the ear canal, including how it changes in size and shape as the jaw moves, and on the impact of body temperature. The technology developed has uses in a variety of industries including in the Audiology, Consumer Electronics, Industrial, Military, and General Aviation markets. The Hearing Components product suite includes: Comply Canal Tips; Comply Snap Tips and Comply Soft Wraps; Adhear Cerumen Guards; AdhearPlus Cerumen Guards; Comply Noise Reduction-1 Earphones. The firm's family of products is distributed through manufacturers and suppliers of the hearing aid industry. The comply earphones are designed to adjust fit based on body temperature to secure the earbud in the ear canal and to prevent audio leakage. Hearing Components integrates its technology into various communications in noise applications, including US military helicopter pilots. Other applications include earphones and cell phones.

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Most Recent SBIR Projects

Year Phase Agency Total Amount
2018 1 DHA $149,580
Project Title: Next-Generation Ear Seals for Circumaural Headsets and Hearing Protectors
2015 2 NIH $1,108,488
Project Title: Improved Noise Attenuation Foam for in the Ear Hearing and Noise Devices
2006 2 NIH $920,696
Project Title: Hearing in Noise with Improved Noise Reduction Foam
2003 2 NIH $909,500
Project Title: Inexpensive Hearing Device Based on Ear Canal Geometry
1998 1 NIH $99,810
Project Title: Improved Hearing Protection

Key People / Management

  Robert J Oliveira -- President, Founder and CEO

  John Dolin -- Director of Purchasing

  Chris Hudson -- Director of Engineering

  Vasant Kolpe -- Scientist

  William Maass -- Vice President of Marketing

  William Parish

  Rebecca Sundsmo

  Tadd Swanlund -- Senior Product Development Engineer

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