Novel Methods to Monitor Health Status and Clinical Laboratory Data

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Navy
Contract: N00014-10-M-0235
Agency Tracking Number: O093-H26-3143
Amount: $99,965.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2010
Solicitation Year: 2009
Solicitation Topic Code: OSD09-H26
Solicitation Number: 2009.3
Small Business Information
25 B Handover Road, Suite 140, Florham Park, NJ, 07932
DUNS: 125624432
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Joshua Hajicek
 Research Engineer
 (973) 822-0377
Business Contact
 Qi (Peter) Li
Title: President
Phone: (973) 822-0048
Research Institution
A comprehensive test instrument, the Auditory Evaluation System (AES) is presented which utilizes advanced techniques in OAEs, middle-ear function evaluations, and audiometry. The AES utilizes advancements in OAE measurement techniques to effectively and more sensitively monitor hearing health. Middle ear evaluations utilized are a combination of novel techniques coupled with the existing techniques. The proposed OAE strategies support middle ear pathology identification. Additionally, the AES automatically calibrates itself in-situ, which significantly increases the repeatability and validity of all evaluations. The objective nature of the AES evaluations prevent malingering and make referrals easier. The AES also focuses on improving the performance of the hearing conservation programs (HCPs) by identifying weaknesses in the program and individuals who are more susceptible to NIHL.

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