Plano, TX – March 9, 2021 – US ENT Partners (US ENT) has entered into a collaborative partnership with Earlens Corporation to further support ENT practices around the country.
“We are committed to helping our members to offering the highest level of patient care possible,” said Keith Matheny, MD, Founder, CEO & Chairman of US ENT. “Our traditional services let practices save money on top-quality supplies so that they can invest in areas that impact patients more directly. With this partnership, our members also have a unique opportunity to grow through a technology that is unlike any other.”
US ENT offers 17-20% discounts to ENT doctors for high-cost medical supplies and equipment, usually without the need for practices to switch from their preferred suppliers. Now, the Earlens partnership will allow US ENT’s members priority access to a novel technology that is only available through select ENT practices in the U.S.
Earlens transmits sound information without an acoustic signal by gently vibrating the eardrum to activate the hearing system. As a result of its novel mechanism of action, Earlens nearly doubles the usable bandwidth of hearing aids, offering incredible sound quality without the limitations of conventional hearing devices.
“Our collaboration with US ENT is exciting because not only will we be able to expand the availability of Earlens nationwide, but more patients will be able to experience the advantages of physician involvement in the treatment of hearing impairment,” said Bill Facteau, CEO of Earlens. “This partnership also allows us to support our providers through more value-added practice development services.”
About US ENT Partners
US ENT Partners is a broad, ENT-specific, office-based GPO (group purchasing organization) based in Irving, Texas.
Earlens is a privately held medical technology company committed to transforming the hearing experience for millions of people who suffer from hearing loss.
The company has developed the Earlens® Contact Hearing Solution, which was named a TIME Top 100 Invention of 2020. The Earlens system directly activates the hearing system, delivering the broadest bandwidth available today and superior sound quality. This revolutionary, nonsurgical hearing solution uses a small lens to vibrate the eardrum, replicating the natural hearing process. The Earlens® Contact Hearing Solution received FDA clearance in 2019 for a second generation of the Earlens technology. For more information, please visit www.earlens.com