Pursuant to Section 13 or 15 (d) of the

Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of earliest event

reported): October 25, 2009

HearUSA, Inc.

(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Charter)








(State or Other
Jurisdiction of


File Number)


(I.R.S. Employer
Identification No.)


1250 Northpoint Parkway



West Palm Beach, Florida



(Address of Principal Executive Offices)


(Zip Code)




Registrant’s telephone number, including area code:

(561) 478-8770



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Item 5.02    Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers


On October 25, the Board of Directors of HearUSA, Inc. (the “Company”) expanded the Board of Directors from eight to nine members. The Board then appointed Ozarslan A. Tangun to fill the vacancy effective on October 25, 2009. Mr. Tangun was also appointed to serve on the Audit, Compensation and Nominating and Corporate Governance Committees of the Board. The Company issued a press release announcing Mr. Tangun’s appointment, a copy of which is furnished with this Form 8-K as Exhibit 99.1.


Mr. Tangun is the founder and managing member of Patara Capital Management, LP, an investment partnership founded in April, 2006. Prior to establishing Patara Capital, he was employed by Southwest Securities (“SWS”), a full service brokerage firm based in Texas, from 1995 to 2006. During that time, Mr. Tangun held the position of Director of Research for over six years. He also held the positions of Senior VP and Associate Director of Research. Mr. Tangun currently serves on the board of directors of XETA Technologies, Inc., a Nasdaq communications solution company servicing Fortune 1000 companies. Mr. Tangun graduated from the University of Iowa with an MBA concentration in finance. He is a CFA charter holder.


Mr. Tangun will receive the director compensation as described in the Company's 2009 proxy statement for non-employee directors. Upon his appointment to the Board, he will receive an option to acquire 25,000 shares, vesting ratably over three years, at an exercise price equal to the closing price of the Company’s common stock on the effective date of the grant.


Item 9.01    Financial Statements and Exhibits


(d)    Exhibits




Press release issued October 28, 2009.



Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.



HearUSA, Inc.







Date:  October 28, 2009


    /s/ Stephen J. Hansbrough



Name: Stephen J. Hansbrough



Title:   Chairman and
Chief Executive Officer




Exhibit No.

Description of Exhibit




Press release issued October 28, 2009.