CLEARWATER – Zounds Hearing will open its first Tampa Bay area store Tuesday, Feb. 12, at 2541 Countryside Blvd., Suite 3.
When Zounds founder Sam Thomasson started Zounds about nine years ago, he didn’t do it for fame or fortune. He did it because his 2-year-old daughter had experienced sudden and profound hearing loss.
Having spent 25 years as an electrical engineer, Thomasson was in a position to impact his daughter’s future. She was frustrated to tears with the standard hearing aids she wore due to discomfort, but also because despite their high cost, they didn’t work well in places with a lot of background noise.
Thomasson put his technical skills to work, and after 57 patents, developed the groundbreaking Zounds Hearing Aid, which changed his daughter’s life, and continues to change the lives of people who wear them today.
“There is a large senior population across the Tampa Bay area and the Zounds product line is a terrific match for their needs,” said Sean Diamond, president of Zounds Hearing of Tampa Bay, in a press release. “There is a great deal of excitement for Zounds coming back to the area.”