ELECTROACOUSTICAL COMPENSATION HEARING AID

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