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Listen Technologies expands EMEA presence

Assistive listening systems provider Listen Technologies is set to open an office in Denmark on July 1 to grow its business throughout EMEA. Flemming Bjerke (pictured) has been named managing director, Listen Technologies Europe.

Bjerke has been charged with expanding the company’s presence on the continent and throughout EMEA, and will oversee the Denmark office as well as the company’s regional expansion.

Global trends and new product innovations have created opportunities for Listen Technologies to grow its presence in EMEA. Demand for assistive listening solutions is expected to increase as the World Health Organization estimates the number of global citizens with disabling hearing loss will reach 900 million (one in 10) by 2050. WiFi availability also is increasing and the number of smartphone users worldwide is expected to reach 2.87 billion in 2020.

Listen Technologies is responding to these trends with products that make it possible for venues to deliver personalised listening solutions. Users are able to hear audio clearly, engage more fully in experiences – whether attending a concert, touring a museum or listening to a lecture – and connect with others through the power and beauty of pure sound.

“I’m excited to be a part of Listen Technologies’ European expansion. The company is inventing best-in-class technology and has plans to develop products for tomorrow’s market. This, together with the growth plans Russ Gentner [CEO] and Maile Keone [president] have for Listen Technologies as a company, makes the opening of the new European office a natural step in the path on this journey. I’m looking forward to working with and being a part of this highly dedicated team,” said Bjerke.

“Listen Technologies has enjoyed tremendous growth in the EMEA region over the past years,” said Gentner. “This new office responds to customer needs for immediate availability of products and support. In addition to our recent product introductions, we have a number of new products in the pipeline that EMEA customers have been asking for. Flemming is the perfect choice to head this office with his deep understanding of customer needs.”