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Wireless, Wide Frequency Band Otoactoustic Emissions Probe

Award Information

Department of Defense
Award ID:
Program Year/Program:
2010 / STTR
Agency Tracking Number:
Solicitation Year:
Solicitation Topic Code:
NAVY 10T032
Solicitation Number:
Small Business Information
P.O. Box 71 Hanover, NH 03755-
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Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Phase 1
Fiscal Year: 2010
Title: Wireless, Wide Frequency Band Otoactoustic Emissions Probe
Agency / Branch: DOD / NAVY
Contract: N00014-10-M-0268
Award Amount: $69,954.00


The nature and requirements of military operations lead to high noise levels, exposing military and civilian personnel to the possibility of noise-induced hearing loss. Otoacoustic emission (OAE) probes can assess the health of the inner ear by testing the response of the cochlea to various types of stimuli. The measurement of emissions at high frequency has the potential to detect noise-induced damage to the outer hair cells before it affects hearing function (as measured with traditional pure tone audiometry). Unfortunately, existing OAE probes are not designed for high frequency measurements or high quality measurements in typical field settings. Creare, in collaboration with the University of Northern Colorado, proposes to develop an innovative OAE probe for the detection of OAEs at frequencies ranging from 0.5 to 16 kHz. Creare's proposed concept will reduce several noise sources on existing designs and improve the in ear fit of the probe tip. Creare will work closely with the University of Northern Colorado to design a probe that is easy to fit and provides a repeatable and comfortable probe fit when used by audiologists and trained technicians.

Principal Investigator:

Odile Clavier
Principal Investigator

Business Contact:

James Barry
Small Business Information at Submission:

Creare Inc.
P.O. Box 71 Hanover, NH 03755

EIN/Tax ID: 020259551
Number of Employees:
Woman-Owned: No
Minority-Owned: No
HUBZone-Owned: No
Research Institution Information:
University of Northern Colorado
Gunter Hall
Campus Box 140
Greeley, CO 80639
Contact: Deanna Meinke
Contact Phone: 9703512734