Sunday, June 21, 2009
(HRAL) HearAtLast to License HearAtLast Hearing Store Brand Throughout North America's Billion Dollar Hearing Market
Jun 19, 2009 16:30 ET
HearAtLast to License HearAtLast Hearing Store Brand Throughout North America's Billion Dollar Hearing Market
HearAtLastMISSISSAUGA, ON--(Marketwire - June 19, 2009) - HearAtLast Holdings, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: HRAL) is pleased to announce today that the Company has decided that it will begin Licensing the HearAtLast Hearing Store brand to existing Hearing and Audiology Clinics throughout North America. The new licensing model will spawn new clinics that will bear the name of HearAtLast, the Hearing Store.
"In just 2 short years, HearAtLast, the Hearing Store has become a recognizable name in the Hearing Industry in Canada and with that recognition, we are going to begin licensing our Brand to existing hearing stores and clinics that wish to be part of our growing brand," stated Matthew Sacco, CEO of HearAtLast Holdings, Inc. "We are also seeing that the average age of a first time hearing aid customer to be 64 years old whereas the industry average is 70 years old," added Mr. Sacco.
Mr. Sacco attributes the lower average age due to its extreme exposure the Company has within the Wal-Mart stores as well as a sign that the stigma of wearing a hearing aid is slowly eroding away. "Not only will existing hearing stores and clinics be able to capitalize on our Brand Name, but they will also enjoy the added buying power and with the addition of each new HearAtLast Hearing Store and HearAtLast licensed store, that buying power will only improve. In addition to buying power, a HearAtLast licensee may also be able to obtain (if they qualify) funding through HearAtLast so that they may be able to upgrade old and outdated hearing equipment. In North America there are hundreds of Hearing Clinics that can benefit with a HearAtLast Hearing Store license that will ultimately improve their bottom line," added Mr. Sacco.
The added 'buying power,' brand recognition and possible financing will not only improve Hearing Stores' and Clinics' profitability but it can achieve this while being able to lower the prices of the average hearing aid unit maintaining HearAtLast's Philosophy that hearing should not be a privilege but a right that every person that suffers from hearing loss should have.
HearAtLast Holdings, Inc. is a Nevada corporation that owns and operates its wholly-owned subsidiary of hearing stores co-located within select Wal-Mart stores throughout Canada. Their chain of hearing stores specializes in the sale of digital hearing aids and testing services. The Company is the affordable hearing solution for Canadians, combining the most sought after retail space in North America with convenience and location. HearAtLast provides State of the Art Hearing Testing and Dispensing services to individuals with all types of measurable hearing loss.
HearAtLast facilities sell a selection of high quality brand name hearing aids and also offer complimentary screening tests, clinical hearing tests, high end ear buds and assistive listening devices. The Company's mission is to consolidate the highly fragmented hearing services industry while providing unparalleled service to the estimated 30+ million hearing impaired individuals throughout North America. After a prescription is approved, the independent on-site audiologists and hearing aid practitioners at HearAtLast utilize a refined process to dispense the latest in Name Brand digital hearing aids.
For more information please visit www.hearatlast.com
Statements about the Company's future expectations and all other statements in this press release other than historical facts, are "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, and as that term is defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. The Company intends that such forward-looking statements be subject to the safe harbors created thereby.
The above information contains information relating to the Company that is based on the beliefs of the Company and/or its management, as well as assumptions made by any information currently available to the Company or its management. When used in this document, the words "anticipate," "estimate," "expect," "intend," "plans," "projects," and similar expressions, as they relate to the Company or its management, are intended to identify forward-looking statements. Such statements reflect the current view of the Company regarding future events and are subject to certain risks, uncertainties and assumptions, including the risks and uncertainties noted. Should one or more of these risks or uncertainties materialize, or should underlying assumptions prove to be incorrect, actual results may vary materially from those described herein as anticipated, believed, estimated, expected, intended or projected. In each instance, forward-looking information should be considered in light of the accompanying meaningful cautionary statements herein. Factors that could cause results to differ include, but are not limited to, successful performance of internal plans, the impact of competitive services and pricing and general economic risks and uncertainties.
HearAtLast Holdings, Inc.
Saturday, June 20, 2009
Jun 19, 2009 05:46 ET
Wal-Mart Approves Market Test for Left Behind Games
Left Behind Games Inc.
MacReport Media PublishingTEMECULA, CA--(Marketwire - June 19, 2009) - Left Behind Games Inc. (OTCBB: LFBG), a dba of Inspired Media, announces that Wal-Mart, the nations largest retailer, has approved a test market in various of their stores for Left Behind Games. This should position LFBG to have the games in place in time for the Christmas shopping season. In addition, the company is in the process of hiring new marketing representatives throughout the U.S. Their efforts, combined with Wal-Mart sales, are expected to provide an explosive marketing surge starting within the next few months.
The PC game, LEFT BEHIND II: Tribulation Forces, was just released for worldwide distribution through mainstream markets on June 15th. Tribulation Forces is the much-awaited sequel to the original game LEFT BEHIND: Eternal Forces, which is known as the most widely distributed Christian PC game in history. Overall, the sale of PC games has grown exponentially, and PricewaterhouseCoopers, known for their astute analysis of business conditions and trends, predicts that the sale of software games will reach $21.6 Billion by 2013.
Inspired Media CEO Troy Lyndon conservatively projects that Christian games will capture at least 1% of that market, or $210 million annually by 2013. He says that in contrast to almost all PC games now available, Inspired Media games encourage positive decisions and actions. Rather than the usual "winning" by using weapons and killing the enemy, players are rewarded when their characters use the power of influence to bring about good rather than destruction.
He believes that the approach incorporated in all of the Inspired Media games can help to counteract the violence affecting gamers who at times have acted out aggressively in real life. Due to the positive thought patterns encouraged by the games, he would like to be contacted by anyone in a prison ministry who might be interested in obtaining a grant to enable the games -- along with the equipment to use them -- to be placed in prisons for rehabilitative purposes.
Tribulation Forces has significant new features and improvements including maps and missions. The game includes 45 single player missions including tutorials and an all-new skirmish mode to be played alone or with up to seven friends online. There are 39 skirmish battle multiplayer maps and three different multiplayer modes of play.
In addition to the new game, Inspired Media has produced and currently has on the market three Charlie Church Mouse Games for pre-school, kindergarten and early elementary players, as well as Keys to The Kingdom, and Left Behind: Eternal Forces, all of which are available to be marketed by company representatives.
Anyone interested in promoting these products can go to www.inspiredmedia.com/reps and leave their contact information. The potential markets for these games include churches, schools, fundraisers and game stores, as well as retailers such Walgreens, Kmart, Target, and Albertson's to name a few. According to a recent CNBC News report, even though we are in a recession, computer game sales continue to soar.
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INSPIRED MEDIA ENTERTAINMENT is a trademark of Left Behind Games Inc. CHARLIE CHURCH MOUSE is a trademark of Lifeline Studios, LLC. LEFT BEHIND is a trademark of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc. All rights reserved.
Safe Harbor Statement under the U.S. Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995: This release contains forward-looking statements, which express the current expectations of Left Behind Games' management, subject to a number of known and unknown risks and uncertainties that could cause such forward-looking statements to differ and the Company undertakes no obligation to publicly update any such differences.
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