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Insert ear-probe assembly for high-quality otoacoustic-emission (OAE)…

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch:
Navy
Award ID:
95149
Program Year/Program:
2010 / STTR
Agency Tracking Number:
N10A-032-0396
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
NAVY 10T032
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Etymotic Research, Inc.
61 Martin Lane Elk Grove Village, IL -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2010
Title: Insert ear-probe assembly for high-quality otoacoustic-emission (OAE) measurements in adults
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N00014-10-M-0267
Award Amount: $99,040.00
 

Abstract:

Current otoacoustic emission probes used for diagnostic evaluation of the middle and inner ear components of hearing can not produce well-calibrated, high-quality acoustic stimuli that cover the upper frequency range of human hearing that is most easily damaged by ototoxic drugs, noise and the normal process of aging. The microphones in these devices are also not calibrated to allow accurate presentation of acoustic stimuli or measure the acoustic emissions generated by the inner ear. Through a large-scale NIH-sponsored translational study at Northwestern University we have developed a prototype research-quality instrument that already satisfies nearly all of the specifications of the present call for proposals, but is also providing strong evidence that such measurements are likely to be of great diagnostic value. In partnership with Etymotic Research, Inc., we propose to create a practical and robust otoacoustic emission probe that satisfies the stated performance criteria. Although we already have a strong basis in experiments and theory to think about how to achieve this goal, we also understand how to thoroughly test components of the new probe, separately and in combination, to be able to propose a solution that will be virtually certain to work as specified.

Principal Investigator:

Jonathan Siegel
Associate Professor, Nort
8474912454
j-siegel@northwestern.edu

Business Contact:

Mark Piepenbrink
CEO
8472280006
m_piepenbrink@etymotic.com
Small Business Information at Submission:

Etymotic Research, Inc.
61 Martin Lane Elk Grove Village, IL -

EIN/Tax ID: 363251456
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
Northwestern University
Office for Sponsored Research
633 Clark Street
Evanston, IL 60208
Contact: Susan G. Ross
Contact Phone: 8474913300