They worked so well for her that she decided she had to offer them to all of her patients taking sleeping pills. Her husband soldered and she sewed the first 500 pieces themselves on their kitchen table. Initial feedback was phenomenal. One lady was able to come off of sleeping pills after taking them for 10 years. Another saved her marriage because she could finally sleep in the same bed as her snoring husband. Dr. Lai and her husband decided to patent their invention and start a real business. They completely sold out in their first year.
SleepPhones® customers soon demanded a lightweight version for exercising, leading to the invention of RunPhones®. RunPhones are hugely popular for the fitness enthusiast.
Fast Facts about AcousticSheep LLC (updated December 2014): SleepPhones® brand headphones and accessories RunPhones® brand headphones and accessories
Hundreds of thousands of headphones sold 21 Superb employees Quality control, assembly, and packaging in the USA
Member of the Consumer Electronics Association, Erie Technology Incubator, Erie Chamber of Commerce, and Eastern Minority Supplier Development Council.
Awards: International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2013 honoree, headphones category. Pennsylvania Governor's ImPAct Award 2013, entrepreneurship. International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2014 honoree, headphones category. International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2014 honoree, wearable technologies category. Pennsylvania Governor's ImPAct Award 2014, exports. International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2015 honoree, headphones category.