Connectivity to Modern Electronics for the Hearing Disabled

Award Information
Agency: Department of Education
Branch: N/A
Contract: N/A
Agency Tracking Number: H133S080032
Amount: $75,000.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2008
Solitcitation Year: N/A
Solitcitation Topic Code: N/A
Solitcitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
Advanced Medical Electronics
Advanced Medical Electronics, Inc., Minnealpolis, MN, 55369
Duns: N/A
Hubzone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
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Research Institution
This project creates a wireless solution for interconnecting hearing aids with consumerelectronic devices based on a new, ultra-low-power radio specifically developed by project partnerIntriCon Corporation (St. Paul, MN), for use in micro-behind-the-ear (Micro-BTE) hearing aids. Thesmall consumer electronics add-on module, with greater than 100-hour battery life from a standardzinc-air hearing aid battery, can directly communicate with micro-BTE hearing aids. It allows for theuse of wireless technology and provides a connectivity solution that has many advantages over othercurrent solutions. The result is a module (audio digitizer and transmitter module) compatible withnearly all future wireless hearing aids. This new module allows hearing aid users to receive highqualitysound data directly from such items as cell phones, televisions, computers, digital audio players,and classroom public announcement systems.

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