HOW IT ALL BEGAN
Since the very beginning, Clear-tone has been dedicated to improving the lives of the hearing impaired population all around the world.
More people trust Clear-tone for their hearing care needs than any other facility in Oklahoma.
The journey began in 1984 when Clear-tone’s founders, Jim, and Mike Feeley, created and began operating their hearing aid dispensing facility in Tulsa, Oklahoma. There, they developed deep compassion to help those whose lives are affected by hearing loss.
As hearing care professionals, Jim and Mike experienced first-hand the joy of helping to improve the quality of life for people with hearing loss, as well as the sorrow and damage untreated hearing loss, can bring to someone’s life. Together with their patients, they also experienced the challenges and frustrations associated with traditional hearing aids—making and remaking plastic shells due to discomfort, occlusion effects, and other fit-related issues. Ultimately, they realized the hearing industry needed an all-together new style of hearing aid that would eliminate the traditional fitting challenges.
Today, Clear-tone’s patented RIC technology has become the fastest growing hearing aid style worldwide.
It was these experiences, and what Jim and Mike believe was a God-given vision, that led them to begin working on the development of what would become the patented, first-ever, receiver-in-the-canal (RIC) hearing device, which was introduced to the industry by Clear-tone and sister company, SeboTek in early 2003. Today, that patented RIC technology has become the fastest-growing hearing aid style around the world and makes up well over 70% of all hearing aids sold globally.