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ELECTROACOUSTICAL COMPENSATION HEARING AID

Award Information

Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch:
N/A
Award ID:
19184
Program Year/Program:
1994 / SBIR
Agency Tracking Number:
19184
Solicitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Small Business Information
Sensor Electronic Technology, Inc.
1195 Atlas Road Columbia, SC -
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
 
Phase 2
Fiscal Year: 1994
Title: ELECTROACOUSTICAL COMPENSATION HEARING AID
Agency: HHS
Contract: N/A
Award Amount: $500,000.00
 

Abstract:

THE APPLICANT ORGANIZATION HAS DISCOVERED AND EXPERIMENTALLY OBSERVED THAT AN ELECTROACOUSTICAL COMPENSATION (ELAC) CIRCUIT COUNTERACTS THE OCCLUSION EFFECT EXPERIENCED BY HEARING AID WEARE S OF UNVENTED HEARING AIDS. UNVENTED HEARING AIDS WITH THE ELAC CIRCUIT SHOW PROMISE FOR A SIGNIFICANT IMPROVEMENT OVER PRESENT VENTED DESIGNS IN THE FOLLOWING AREAS: 1) HIGHER AVAILABLE GAIN BEFORE POSITIVE FEEDBACK OSCILLATION, 2) REDUCED AMPLIFIER AND RECEIVER DISTORTION, 3) REDUCED DIRECT TRANSMISSION OF AMBIENT NOISE, 4) BETTER LOW-FREQUENCY RESPONSE (IF NEEDED), 5) BETTER SUITED FOR IN-THE-CANAL DEVICES. IN VIEW OF THE SEVEN-YEAR INVOLVEMENT WITH OCCLUDED IN-THE-EAR COMMUNICATIONS DEVICE DESIGN BASED ON ELAC CIRCUIT, THE APPLICANT WILL BE ABLE TO DESIGN, FABRICATE, AND PERFORM A LIMITED EVALUATION OF ELAC HEARING AIDS WITHIN THE LIMITED TIME AND RESSURCES OF THE PHASE I PROJECT. ALL FACILITIES ARE IN PLACE.

Principal Investigator:

Edwin Langberg
6097780850

Business Contact:

Small Business Information at Submission:

Sensor Electronics Inc.
105 Fairway Terrace Mount Laurel, NJ 08054

EIN/Tax ID:
DUNS: N/A
Number of Employees: N/A
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No