Lucid Audio Acquires Westone Audio, the Music Division of Westone Laboratories

June 23 2020, 14:30
A familiar name in in-ear monitors for athletes, musicians, music producers or music enthusiasts, Westone Audio built a strong business with innovative products that have been praised  for many years in its market segment. That division is also a part of a larger enhance hearing health and communications business. For Texas-based Lucid Audio, the Westone acquisition perfectly complements its expansion strategy in the pro and consumer in-ear monitor business, following the acquisition of Etymotic in 2018.

Lucid Audio's goal of helping people hear better at all ages and stages is taking another step forward by acquiring Westone Audio. The move will expand Lucid Audio's family of products by adding Westone Audio's premium in-ear and custom earphone solutions. "With Westone Audio's over 35 years of success and experience in the consumer and professional audio markets, the acquisition is extremely exciting and opens up endless possibilities for future synergies and development," states Gary Boyer, Lucid Audio's General Manager.

Lucid Audio is best known for wireless audio devices, personal sound amplification products and hearing protection. Lately the company entered the Personal Sound Amplification Products (PSAPs) over-the-counter market with affordable solutions completely engineered in the USA. The 2018 acquisition of Etymotic Research expanded the product family through Etymotic's 100+ patents covering medical, diagnostic, and professional studio in-ear monitors. Between both companies, there are 75+ years of combined experience in helping people enjoy their music in innovative ways, setting Lucid Audio for the future in high end consumer earphones. "The alignment and partnerships that can be found between the companies combined will lead to better products from both Westone Audio and Etymotic with the ability for more people to hear music like they've never heard before," Boyer adds.

Based in Fort Worth, Texas, Lucid Audio is focused on its goal of helping more people hear better at all ages and stages. The company has a team of experts in acoustic research and cutting-edge hearing device development, engineering and designing products in the USA. Innovation, education and hearing conservation are central to its mission. 

Established in 1959, Westone Laboratories celebrated over 60 years of delivering custom earpieces that protect and enhance hearing, facilitate communication, and support hearing healthcare professionals. The largest manufacturer of custom earpieces serving the hearing health community, Westone is recognized as a leading innovator across the custom earpiece and hearing protection markets. Westone is also a proud partner of the United States Military providing specially designed communication-enabled and hearing protection earpieces for service members and first-responders around the world.
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