True Awareness Hearing Protector(1001-920)

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: M67854-13-C-6508
Agency Tracking Number: N123-154-0040
Amount: $79,980.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2013
Solicitation Year: 2012
Solicitation Topic Code: N123-154
Solicitation Number: 2012.3
Small Business Information
DUNS: 796010411
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Tyson Lawrence
 Principal Investigator
 (978) 250-4200
Business Contact
 Bonnie Hunter
Title: Contracts Manager
Phone: (978) 250-4200
Research Institution
The use of passive hearing protection that protects against transient impact noise and at the same time allows ambient sound will enable Marines to continue to hear and respond in combat, thereby enhancing situational awareness, while blocking and/or reflecting harmful blast shock waves in the ear canal. Current ear plugs and over-the-ear muffs block both loud sounds and the sound of normal speech. As a result, they are not worn when needed, or are worn in a manner that permits normal verbal communication but that makes the devices ineffective for hearing protection. An inexpensive earplug design is proposed that will provide protection from high noise levels without impeding auditory awareness.

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