Our History


Founded in Providence, RI, by Albert C. Allen, AVID is named for the acronym Audio Visual Instructional Device and begins developing audio products for home and commercial use with a focus on the airline industry.


AVID collaborates with TWA to develop the first of its kind, in-flight pneumatic headphone. AVID soon produces in-flight entertainment headphones for 97% of the world's airlines.


New, portable audio devices spark a demand for headphones into other markets. AVID expands into the healthcare, education, and fitness industries.


AVID gains recognition for dependability and value by continuously developing innovative audio products and accessories. Most notably, two-way audiophile speakers and H/88 headphones.


As audio technology becomes part of daily practice in personal and professional environments, AVID flourishes rapidly in the education, healthcare and fitness markets, as well as in the travel industry.


AVID develops the FV-060 as a durable and cost-effective headset for the classroom with great success.


AVID continues to expand into new markets and successfully launches a line of audio products, comfort solutions and apparel into the hospitality and recreation industries.


Ownership of AVID shifts to its vested employees through an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP), bringing with it a renewed level of passion and integrity.


AVID gains recognition for The Original Fishbone, an inline 3.5mm adapter that prevents pin breakage, as winner of the 2017 ISTE Best of Show.

AVID becomes 100 percent employee-owned.


The growing AVID team focuses on honing the AVID brand while innovating products for the education, hospitality, lifestyle, and healthcare industries.


With a commitment to creating solutions and services with purpose, AVID is on a mission to make an impact in the lives of the people they serve.