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Announcing the TEA-GN Partnership

Full Mission Audio with advanced hearing protection included

GN and TEA partner up to launch advanced in-ear communications and hearing protection system for defense and security forces

Bloomington, Minn., May 17, 2018. Today, it was announced that TEA Headsets, makers of quality radio ancillaries, and GN Group, global leader in intelligent audio solutions within medical grade hearing aids and professional headsets, have joined forces to launch a state-of-the-art communications and hearing protection system.

The new system – FalCom – addresses the challenges that defense and security forces have when needing to communicate in extreme and noisy environments. TEA and GN will showcase FalCom during the upcoming 2018 SOFIC conference and exhibition.

FalCom is a revolutionary intelligent communication solution with unparalleled noise management for defense and security forces. The pioneering and patented hearing protection solution – leveraging GN’s unique leading competencies within intelligent audio solutions from its headset and hearing aid R&D laboratories – offers the user a communication headset which is comfortable, highly durable and protects the user against high volume noise while allowing the user to clearly identify important sound in 360 degrees.

The new product line will include best-in-class Full Mission features:

  • Comfort – designed for optimal physical comfort allowing for multiple hours of use in extreme combat situations
  • Clarity – enables users to localize sounds all around them without the need to remove the earpiece. To maintain high quality communications at all times, FalCom will integrate seamlessly with military radio technology
  • Protection – allowing users to stay connected while benefitting from noise protection. For example, users will experience the highest level of safety without blocking out wanted sounds

The TEA-GN partnership derives the strong synergies by combining TEA’s long history of providing advanced tactical headsets and communication products to specialized teams within law enforcement and the military with the GN Group’s significant R&D and innovation power within intelligent audio solutions – medical hearing aids and professional and consumer headsets – stemming from almost 150 years of industry experience.

“Our mission at TEA is to provide customers with the best communication ancillaries available anywhere in the market today and provide them with the necessary information to make an informed buying decision. Partnering with the GN Group and leveraging their vast capabilities and experience within intelligent audio and hearing solutions provides military personnel with the protection they need without hindering their ability to communicate,” says Jeffrey L. Norment, President of TEA.

Anders Hedegaard, CEO of GN Hearing, adds: “The GN Group encompasses consumer, professional and medical grade hearing technology under the same roof. This unique platform makes it possible for us to develop and offer innovative technology solutions that can make a significant positive difference to help protect personnel in combat. Entering into this partnership with TEA is testimony of our full commitment to play a significant role in this space,”.

Under the ReSound, Beltone and Interton brands, GN’s history of producing industry-first sound solutions and pioneering advancements in technology include 5th generation 2.4 GHz technology in hearing aids for direct connectivity and 3rd generation Binaural Directionality for leading natural sound. Under the Jabra and BlueParrott brands, GN is a leader in professional headset solutions, having created the world’s leading headset solution for office businesses, the world’s first active-noise-cancelling microphone, the world’s first Bluetooth headset to name a few.

Visit TEA and GN to experience the new FalCom system at the 2018 SOFIC conference and exhibition in Tampa, FL, on May 21 – 24 (TEA Headset booth 1602).

For further information please review or contact FalCom at


About GN Group
The GN Group is a global leader in intelligent audio solutions that let you hear more, do more and be more than you ever thought possible. With our unique competencies within medical, professional and consumer audio solutions, we transform lives through the power of sound: Hearing aids that enhance the lives of people with hearing loss; integrated headset and communications solutions that assist professionals in all types of businesses to be more productive; wireless headsets and earbuds designed to support calls, music and media consumption.

With world leading expertise in the human ear, sound, wireless technology and miniaturization, GN’s innovative and intelligent audio solutions are marketed by the brands ReSound, Beltone, Interton, Jabra and Blueparrott in 100 countries across the world. Founded in 1869, the GN Group today has more than 5,500 employees and is listed on Nasdaq Copenhagen (GN.CO).

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About TEA
Founded by Bill Pegler in 1969, TEA has a long history of providing advanced tactical headsets and communication products to specialized teams within law enforcement and the military. In the early 1980’s, TEA designed and developed the first tactical throat mic system (LASH®) for use with military and public safety portable radios.

To this day TEA continues to develop and provide comprehensive communication products and solutions for military special operations forces, law enforcement, public safety and industrial applications. With our motto being “I HEARD YOU THE FIRST TIME” we make sure you can effectively communicate wherever your operations take you!

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TEA Headsets and Federal Resources Announce Exclusive Distribution Agreement

The partnership supports Federal Resources’ accelerated growth and strategy to invest in new and existing products that contribute to its innovative pipeline.

Stevensville, MD (May 11, 2017) – Federal Resources, a leading provider of quality products and mission-critical solutions, recently announced the launch of an exclusive partnership with Television Equipment Associates, Inc. (TEA Headsets).  Under the terms of the agreement, TEA has granted Federal Resources the rights to market and distribute its products to potential end-user customers, including federal, state, and local governments, as well as non-public entities throughout the U.S.

“TEA Headsets is a trusted and regarded market leader with a wide range of customizable products, extensive capabilities, and broad customer base,” says Rob McWilliams, CEO of Federal Resources.  “Much like our team, TEA puts its customers and quality portfolio at the forefront of its business, and we’re thrilled to offer the best communication products available to our trusted law enforcement and military personnel.”

“We’re very excited about our new partnership with Federal Resources and look forward to working with such a dynamic company with a proven record of success across multiple market segments,” says Jeffrey Norment, President, TEA Headsets.  “With TEA’s new products, experienced team, and knowledge of communication ancillaries, coupled with FR’s highly-trained and motivated sales force, we anticipate nothing but success in the future for both companies.”

Both Federal Resources and TEA Headsets will be displaying at the Special Operations Forces Industry Conference (SOFIC) from May 15-18 in Tampa, Florida.

TEA Headsets Introduces a New Line of Maritime Products

In May, 2017 TEA Headsets is pleased to announce a new line of maritime solutions, proven in sea and air rescue, swimming, diving, jungle, riverine as well as other military maritime and emergency services operations.

The SAR-M Maritime Headset is extremely lightweight, rugged and submersible to 20 meters.  With its adjustable headband/strap, it can accommodate almost any head shape with an adjustable nylon-elastic assembly and features an ultra-rugged submersible boom microphone.

The TEA Occasional Swimmer’s Kit (OSK) allows you to convert your land radios to a fully submersible communication kit down to 20 meters submersible.  The OSK bag can accommodate a very broad range of portable military and public safety 2-way radios and with its extremely durable design with surgically sealed enclosures.  The exterior cable assembly of the OSK kit integrates TEA’s range of submersible PTT switches and headsets for additional Push To Talk options.

With TEA’s SAR-M Headset and the OSK Radio Kit, you can maintain a natural level of hearing while keeping your radio dry and fully operational.

Dive in with TEA Tactical Maritime Products!