Binaural Assessment Instrument for Cochlear Implants

Award Information
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services
Branch: N/A
Contract: 1R43DC005759-01A1
Agency Tracking Number: DC005759
Amount: $120,137.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2003
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
ADVANCED BIONICS CORPORATION
ADVANCED BIONICS CORPORATION, 12740 SAN FERNANDO RD, SYLMAR, CA, 91342
DUNS: N/A
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 DORCAS KESSLER
 (661) 362-1633
 DORCASK@ADVANCEDBIONICS.COM
Business Contact
 JEFFREY GREINER
Phone: (818) 493-4655
Email: JEFFG@ADVANCEDBIONICS.COM
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): The primary purpose of the proposed research is to develop, validate, implement, and norm a practical binaural assessment protocol that can be used clinically with bilateral cochlear implant patients. The protocol will be implemented in a computerized instrument to be developed in the course of the project. Binaural assessment of a cochlear implant patient will be performed by directly connecting the instrument's two channel outputs to the auxiliary inputs of the patient's two speech processors. The computerized instrument will preprocess the two-channel outputs to create binaurally appropriate test signals for each type of binaural assessment. The instrument will be designed to interface with any type of cochlear implant processor and will utilize novel digital signal processing techniques to create the test signals.

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