Able Planet Honored with 6 Innovations Design and Engineering Awards For LINX® FUSION at the 2014 International Consumer Electronics Show

LINX® FUSION technology creates the world's first line of multi-sensory headphones that simultaneously transmit sound through skin, bone and ear for unsurpassed sound quality, clarity and speech intelligibility.

WHEAT RIDGE, Colo. – Able Planet Incorporated, a leader in audio and speech language technologies today announced that LINX FUSION won 6 Innovations Design and Engineering Awards at the 2014 International Consumer Electronics Show, including BEST OF INNOVATIONS in the TECHNOLOGY FOR A BETTER WORLD category. Come experience our award winning LINX FUSION headphones in Central Hall, Booth 10444.

LINX® FUSION headphones were honored in the Accessible Technologies, Embedded Technologies, Gaming Hardware & Accessories, Headphones, In-Vehicle Accessories, and Tech For A Better World categories. These headphones represent the world's first line of multi-sensory headphones that simultaneously transmits sound through skin, bone and ear for unsurpassed sound quality, clarity and speech intelligibility. Able Planet fuses its patented LINX AUDIO® with Bayer MaterialScience's ViviTouch® 4D Sound technology to create the next generation of wired and wireless headphones. The ideal performance for high-end audio is the accurate reproduction of the Live Sound Experience®. Current audio technologies struggle to replicate this experience, because fuller sounds can mask high tones making speech and music sound muddled. LINX AUDIO provides full rich bass sounds, clear high tones and intelligible speech that enable the listener to Hear the Difference®. ViviTouch's 4D Sound technology enhances the perception of loudness without increasing volume, and enhances the bass response without overwhelming high frequency sounds, like the strings of a guitar, or voice. Simultaneously transmitting sound through three distinct and separate audio delivery channels results a clear separation of the audio, like standing in the front row creating The Live Sound Experience®. LINX FUSION headphones range in price from $299.99 to $349.99 and will roll out in Q1 into leading retailers, worldwide.

Able Planet was founded on state-of-the-art hearing technologies that remove barriers to active lifestyles for people with varying levels of hearing abilities. New inventions and the migration of technologies from unrelated industries expanded the company's scope beyond hearing loss devices to include proprietary technologies for general consumer audio and communication devices. With nearly 50 of the world's most prestigious industry, product and technology awards, Able Planet's award-winning sound quality has become preferred by people with normal hearing and is changing the lives of those with hearing loss. The joint development with Bayer MaterialSciences will create Next Generation devices that enhance the listening experience, enable communications in severe noise environments and help people with hearing loss, even the deaf, to hear. The company was founded to create an Able Planet.

"It's an honor to be recognized as an Innovations winner for 2014." said Kevin Semcken, CEO Able Planet, "and, these multisensory headphones are just the beginning. Bayer MaterialSciences and Able Planet are planning to develop a full line of next generation audio, communications and hearing health devices based on LINX® FUSION proprietary technologies."

About CES Innovations Design and Engineering Awards Program

Since 1976, the prestigious Innovations Design and Engineering Awards has given consumer technology manufacturers and developers an opportunity to have their newest products judged by a preeminent panel of independent industrial designers, independent engineers and members of the trade press. It's the place to see, touch, feel and understand the future of consumer technology. Products chosen as the most impressive in each category are selected as honorees and can be seen at CES in the Innovations Design and Engineering Awards Showcase.

About Able Planet

Expert in Audiology and Speech Language Sciences, Able Planet was founded on a hearing technology that enables people with profound hearing loss to distinguish hard to hear sounds, many of whom have reported to be able to hear new sounds for the first time in their lives. Over the past 7 years, the company has become a leader in audio and communication devices through the development of products and technologies that not only address hearing impairments, but are also preferred by experts in consumer audio. Today, Able Planet designs and manufactures products that enhance sound quality, clarity and speech intelligibility for all people. And, while the company continues to focus developments on products that connect people with hearing loss to the world of sound, it is equally as motivated by technologies that help preserve hearing for those with normal hearing. All Able Planet products are based on proprietary Hear the Difference® technologies. The privately held company is headquartered in Wheat Ridge, Colorado. For more information, visit


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