Digital Anr Stethoscope for The Hearing Impaired

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Health and Human Services
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$99,999.00
Award Year:
1995
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
1 R43 HL54879-01,
Award Id:
29552
Agency Tracking Number:
29552
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
71 Jeff Street, Oxford, MS, 38655
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
Thomas Harley
() -
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract
This research is intended to develop a prototype stethoscope which will benefit medical personnel whearing loss. Available electronic stethoscopes provide a large acoustical gain, but lack many needeinclude the capability to attain a frequency dependent gain that will compensate for the user's spechearing loss, and the capability to reduce the effects of airborne background noise. In addition tolow intensity sound in a quiet environment, hearing impaired individuals lose the ability to discrimfrom background noise. This stethoscope would address both of these problems. Parallel processing DiProcessors would compensate for the hearing loss and use adaptive active noise control technology tonoise.

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