The journey began in 1984 when Clear-tone's principals, Jim and Mike Feeley, created and began operating their hearing care 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 have 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.
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 instrument 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—the 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-tones patented receiver-in-the-canal technology has become the fastest growing product style worldwide.
Headquartered in Tulsa, Oklahoma, Clear-tone and SeboTek Hearing Systems are privately-held companies that manufacture and distribute the patented and first-ever modular receiver-in-the-canal hearing instruments worldwide.
To provide the best hearing care delivery solutions in the world.
At the heart of Clear-tone Hearing aid Labs business philosophy and corporate culture are four corporate objectives: