More people trust Clear-tone for their hearing care needs than any other facility in Oklahoma
Since the very beginning, Clear-tone has been dedicated to improving the lives of the hearing impaired population all around the world.
Founded in 1984, by brothers Jim and Mike Feeley, Clear-tone is well-known for its state-of-the-art hearing aid center where patients can purchase any hearing aid style or technology, and take advantage of the specialized knowledge, service and pricing that only a true leader in the hearing care industry can provide. This has attracted visitors from all over the world to our facility in Tulsa, Oklahoma to be tested and fit with hearing aids.
How It All Began
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 a deep compassion to help those whose lives are affected with hearing loss.
As hearing care professionals, Jim and Mike experienced first-hand the joy of helping to improve 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.
As hearing care professionals, Jim and Mike experienced first-hand the joy of helping people with hearing loss enjoy life more fully.
In an effort to improve the quality and efficiency of their fittings, and to find ways to reach more of the 80% of the hearing impaired who were not seeking treatment, they brought service, repair and manufacturing into the Clear-tone facility. Jim and Mike also began offering their services on mission trips into third world nations, where they quickly realized that the challenges and frustrations associated with fitting traditional hearing aids in this setting made helping those in need difficult, if not impossible. With millions of people going untreated due to the limitations of traditional hearing aids, their team began to look for a better solution.
Ultimately, they realized that what the industry needed was an all-together new style of hearing aid that would eliminate the fitting challenges associated with the traditional plastic ear molds that nearly all hearing aids used. It was from these experiences and what Jim and Mike believe was a God-given vision that the team began working on the development of what would become the patented, first-ever, receiver-in-the-canal hearing device, which was introduced to the industry by Clear-tone and its sister company, SeboTek in early 2003.
Today, Clear-tone’s patented RIC technology has become the fastest growing hearing aid product style worldwide.
Today, that patented RIC technology has become the fastest growing hearing aid style, and makes up well over 50% of all hearing aids sold around the world.