Improved Pilot/Maintainer Auditory Performance in Complex Air Vehicle Noise Spectra

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N68335-11-C-0318
Agency Tracking Number: N111-011-1118
Amount: $79,416.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2011
Solicitation Year: 2011
Solicitation Topic Code: N111-011
Solicitation Number: 2011.1
Small Business Information
Sound Innovations Inc
35 Railroad Row, Suite 202, White River Junction, VT, -
DUNS: 147168343
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Jason Solbeck
 Senior Research Engineer
 (802) 280-3020
 jsolbeck@sound-innovations.net
Business Contact
 Christopher Pearson
Title: President
Phone: (802) 280-3020
Email: cpearson@sound-innovations.net
Research Institution
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Abstract
Sound Innovations Inc will develop a next-generation hearing protection and communication headset to be worn with existing military aviator helmets, particularly the HGU-84/P helmet, that provides protection against noise-induced hearing loss and deliver clear incoming communications. Phase I research will provide baseline evaluation of hearing protection and speech intelligibility in noise and will explore the apparent trade-off between passive and active attenuation. Additionally, design concepts for integration of the system will be developed. The Phase I prototype and design concepts will lead to a fieldable prototype in Phase II.

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