Objective Diagnostic Tool for Tinnitus in Military Populations

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Defense Health Program
Contract: W81XWH-12-C-0044
Agency Tracking Number: O112-H11-3077
Amount: $149,941.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2012
Solicitation Year: 2011
Solicitation Topic Code: OSD11-H11
Solicitation Number: 2011.2
Small Business Information
133 N. Altadena Dr., Ste 307, Pasadena, CA, -
DUNS: 168312028
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Nicholas Booth
 Director Medical Devices
 (626) 381-9974
Business Contact
 Naresh Menon
Title: CEO
Phone: (626) 381-9974
Email: nmenon@chromologic.com
Research Institution
To address the Office of the Secretary of Defense, Defense Health Program"s (OSD/DHP) need for an innovative concept for effective, objective diagnosis of subjective tinnitus in military personnel, ChromoLogic (CL) proposes to develop the OPical TINnitus Assessment or (OPTINAS) system based on Near Infrared Optical system that quickly, easily, and inexpensively assesses level of neuronal activity in area of the brain associated with auditory response to determine the presence and degree of tinnitus. The unique scientific expertise of ChromoLogic scientists and collaborators will result in an innovative system that is objective, compact and intuitive to use. In Phase I CL will demonstrate the feasibility of the OPTINAS technology by fabricating a prototype device to demonstrate the concept of NIR monitoring of neuronal activity. In Phase II, CL plans to develop the OPTINAS device and perform clinical validation of the method.

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