The presentation will discuss audio devices from hearing aids to audio systems for collaborative communication

SALT LAKE CITY – Oct. 5, 2010 —The Women Tech Council (WTC), ( will hold its monthly Tech Talk lunch event on Wednesday, October 13, 2010, at Corporate Alliance. The topic for the presentation, “New Audio Technologies—From Hearing Aids to Headphones,” hosted by TraskBritt, will be presented by Kathy Landon, Vice President of Products and Marketing at Sonic Innovations, and Kristin Rector, Director of Marketing Communications at Listen Technologies.

The presentations will discuss up-to-date audio devices, from hearing aids for the disabled to audio systems that bridge multiple audio sources for collaborative communication. They will also discuss issues relating to cutting edge audio products in both of their companies as well as market niches, trends in technology and development of overseas markets.

“We embrace the opportunity to immerse ourselves in different technologies and educate our members about emerging products,” said Cydni Tetro, Women Tech Council director. “We appreciate our presenters’ willingness to share their expertise and time with us.”

Kathy Landon, Vice President of Products and Marketing at Sonic Innovations:

Landon joined Sonic Innovations in 2000. Prior to her current position, vice president of products and marketing, she held various positions within the company, most recently as director of products and marketing. During her tenure with Sonic Innovations, she has been integral to the company’s software and hardware product development efforts, and most recently spearheaded Sonic’s marketing strategies and initiatives. Before joining Sonic Innovations, she held a number of software and product development positions, having come to the company from Network Multimedia, Inc., a spin-off company of Novell, Inc.

Kristin Rector, Director of Marketing Communications at Listen Technologies:

Rector joined Listen Technologies in 2006 and is currently the Director of Marketing Communications for Listen Technologies Corporation. She graduated from Purdue University in 1986 with a Bachelors of Science in hotel management. Following eleven years of management experience in the service industry Kristin shifted her career to the non-profit sector. She joined the team of the Vail Valley Foundation in 1997 focusing on event planning/management with an emphasis on volunteer operations. Prior to joining Listen Technologies, she was Director of Foundations & Planned Giving for the Utah Symphony & Opera.

Tickets are available for $15 per person for members and $25 per person for non-members. Lunch is included in the fee. Membership to WTC is available at no cost through 2010. For more information or to purchase tickets for the event, visit:

Event Details

Date: Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Time: 12:00 p.m. –1:30 p.m.

Location: Corporate Alliance

7730 South Union Park Avenue

Midvale, Utah