ELECTROACOUSTICAL COMPENSATION HEARING AID

Award Information
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services
Branch: N/A
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: 19184
Amount: $500,000.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 1994
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
105 Fairway Terrace, Mount Laurel, NJ, 08054
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Edwin Langberg
 (609) 778-0850
Business Contact
Phone: () -
Research Institution
N/A
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.

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