TEA-GN partnership: Full Mission Audio with advanced hearing protection included

GN News

May 17, 2018

GN and TEA partner up to launch advanced in-ear communications and hearing protection system for defense and security forces.

Bloomington, Minn., May 17, 2018. Today, it was announced that TEA Headsets, makers of quality radio ancillaries, and GN Group, global leader in intelligent audio solutions within medical grade hearing aids and professional headsets, have joined forces to launch a state-of-the-art communications and hearing protection system.

The new system – FalCom – addresses the challenges that defense and security forces have when needing to communicate in extreme and noisy environments. TEA and GN will showcase FalCom during the upcoming 2018 SOFIC conference and exhibition.

FalCom is a revolutionary intelligent communication solution with unparalleled noise management for defense and security forces. The pioneering and patented hearing protection solution – leveraging GN’s unique leading competencies within intelligent audio solutions from its headset and hearing aid R&D laboratories – offers the user a communication headset which is comfortable, highly durable and protects the user against high volume noise while allowing the user to clearly identify important sound in 360 degrees.

The new product line will include best-in-class Full Mission features:

  • Comfort – designed for optimal physical comfort allowing for multiple hours of use in extreme combat situations 
  • Clarity – enables users to localize sounds all around them without the need to remove the earpiece. To maintain high quality communications at all times, FalCom will integrate seamlessly with military radio technology
  • Protection – allowing users to stay connected while benefitting from noise protection. For example, users will experience the highest level of safety without blocking out wanted sounds

The TEA-GN partnership derives the strong synergies by combining TEA’s long history of providing advanced tactical headsets and communication products to specialized teams within law enforcement and the military with the GN Group’s significant R&D and innovation power within intelligent audio solutions – medical hearing aids and professional and consumer headsets – stemming from almost 150 years of industry experience.

“Our mission at TEA is to provide customers with the best communication ancillaries available anywhere in the market today and provide them with the necessary information to make an informed buying decision. Partnering with the GN Group and leveraging their vast capabilities and experience within intelligent audio and hearing solutions provides military personnel with the protection they need without hindering their ability to communicate,” says Jeffrey L. Norment, President of TEA.

Anders Hedegaard, CEO of GN Hearing, adds:

“The GN Group encompasses consumer, professional and medical grade hearing technology under the same roof. This unique platform makes it possible for us to develop and offer innovative technology solutions that can make a significant positive difference to help protect personnel in combat. Entering into this partnership with TEA is testimony of our full commitment to play a significant role in this space.” 

Under the ReSound, Beltone and Interton brands, GN’s history of producing industry-first sound solutions and pioneering advancements in technology include 5th generation 2.4 GHz technology in hearing aids for direct connectivity and 3rd generation Binaural Directionality for leading natural sound. Under the Jabra and BlueParrott brands, GN is a leader in professional headset solutions, having created the world’s leading headset solution for office businesses, the world’s first active-noise-cancelling microphone, the world’s first Bluetooth headset to name a few.

Visit TEA and GN to experience the new FalCom system at the 2018 SOFIC conference and exhibition in Tampa, FL, on May 21 – 24 (TEA Headset booth 1602).

For further information please review www.gn.com/falcom or contact FalCom at falcom@gn.com.

For further information please contact:

Steen Frentz Laursen
VP, Group Communication

Tel: +45 20 65 34 20

About GN Group

The GN Group is a global leader in intelligent audio solutions that let you hear more, do more and be more than you ever thought possible. Our ambitious 150-year journey has taken us from telegraph cables to intelligent audio engineering. To celebrate our anniversary, we look to our unique competences within medical, professional and consumer audio solutions to help us continue to transform lives through the power of sound.  

GN was founded with a truly innovative and global mindset. Today, we honor that legacy with world-leading expertise in the human ear, sound, wireless technology, miniaturization and collaborations with leading technology partners. GN's solutions are marketed by the brands ReSound, Beltone, Interton, Jabra and BlueParrott in 100 countries. Founded in 1869, the GN Group employs more than 6,000 people and is listed on Nasdaq Copenhagen (GN.CO).