Enhancing Conversation Intelligibility for Hearing Aid Users in Noisy Environments

Award Information
Agency: Department of Education
Branch: N/A
Contract: H133S120017
Agency Tracking Number: H133S120017
Amount: $75,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2012
Solicitation Year: 2012
Solicitation Topic Code: 84.133S-1
Solicitation Number: 1
Small Business Information
6901 E FISH LAKE RD STE 190, MAPLE GROVE, MN, 55369-
DUNS: 927303412
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Paul  Gibson
 (763) 818-5360
Business Contact
Research Institution
This project creates an easy to use and unobtrusive hearing aid accessory that solves a very common problem for hearing aid users: understanding speech in noisy environments. A common problem amongst hearing aid users is trouble understanding speech while listening to a conversation in environments with competing speech babble noise and other noises such as restaurant conversations, social gatherings, and conversations in busy workplaces or schools. The prototype accessory enhances conversation intelligibility with a directional microphone array that wirelessly transmits audio to the user’s hearing aids.

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