We Moved to an Office!

This Wednesday we moved into a shared office space in Chinatown with the Portland Development Commission and other winners of the Startup PDX Challenge.

We have the office space for a year and will use it to grow Audibility and continue to develop quality products for you, our customers! We also hope to grow as a part of the Portland startup community and create meaningful change both in Portland and across the globe.

We took a few photos for you to check out below!

The general floor plan.

The Audibility workstation!

We couldn't be more excited for our office space, and thank you to everyone for helping us get to this place so far!

Kickstarter Update

All of us at Audibility want to give an update on how our Kickstarter campaign is going.  First off, we want to extend a bing thank you to everyone who has contributed so far. As of the date of writing this we have 65 backers, $3,746 contributed, and are approximately 21% funded! We truly couldn't have done it without everyone who's supported us so far!

If you still want to support Audibility, we have 30 days to go. Even just a $5 really helps us out in achieving our goal of delivering high-quality headphones that do good!

Remember, for every pair of headphones that Audibility sells, we give a portion of our proceeds to help those in need get hearing aids.

So, if you can in this new year, please give to our Kickstarter campaign. And to keep up with all things Audibility don't forget to like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and follow us on Instagram!

Thank you again to all of our supporters, and best of luck to everyone in the New Year!

-Team Audibility

We Were on the Radio!

A few weeks back our co-founder & CEO, Brian Carter, was on the Portland Radio Project's BIZ503 show as a part of its special on socially responsible business in Portland on 99.1 fm and in conjunction with the #OregoninansGive campaign. For those of you who missed it, Brian chatted with Rebecca Webb and Mark Grimes of BIZ503 about the give back business model and Audibility. Brian's interview is posted below!

Audibility Hearing Gain Story

Portland Startup Aims to Help Restore Hearing

PORTLAND, Ore – The ability to hear the world around us is something most of us have been able to experience since birth. Unfortunately, for 360 million people in the world, this is not their reality. If not addressed properly, hearing loss can go on to negatively affect an individual’s success in the classroom and work, and can push or keep those individuals below the poverty line.

This is where Audibility comes in to help. Audibility is a new headphone company based in Portland, Ore. Its mission is to restore hearing by delivering hearing aids to those who need them, but can’t afford them. Audibility does this by utilizing a giving model where for every pair of headphones sold, the company donates proceeds to its partner foundation to provide access to hearing aids for those in need.

“As someone who has worn hearing aids for most of my life, I became interested in developing a way to deliver hearing to those in need,” said the founder of Audibility, Brian Carter, when asked to discuss where he got the idea for Audibility.

Currently Audibility is getting ready to launch a Kickstarter campaign to fund the production of its wired ear bud model. The company hopes to later develop a wire-free version of its product. Both products feature a custom-fit ear mold so that users can create an ear bud that fits their own unique ‘ear print’. The ear mold also reduces background noise and prevents sound leakage, resulting in both a better sound and comfort.

“One of the first steps when receiving hearing aids is to make a custom ear mold in order to make sure they fit properly and can be worn for extended periods of time. Similar to fingerprints, no two people have the same ear pattern – we call these ear prints. We want Audibility’s custom ear mold to not only deliver comfort and quality to our customers, but also make them feel that they belong to a part of a larger community that is helping to restore hearing across the world,” said Carter.

Audibility is working on launching its first Kickstarter campaign coming this fall. People can learn more about Audibility, its mission, and products at audibilityheadphones.com or by following it on Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, Google+, or Facebook.

Audibility, Inc. is a corporation registered in the state of Oregon. For any media questions or comments please contact Gilbert, our Chief of Staff, at gilbert@audibilityheadphones.com.

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