Connectivity to Modern Electronics for the Hearing Disabled.

Award Information
Agency: Department of Education
Branch: N/A
Contract: H133S090130
Agency Tracking Number: H133S090130
Amount: $500,000.00
Phase: Phase II
Program: SBIR
Awards Year: 2009
Solicitation Year: N/A
Solicitation Topic Code: N/A
Solicitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
6901 East Fish Lake Road, Maplegrove, MN, 55369
DUNS: 411693828
HUBZone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Gary Havey
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Research Institution

Advanced Medical Electronics (AME) proposes to create a wireless solution for interconnecting hearing aids with consumer electronics devices.  Many millions of hearing aid users will benefit from this proposed technology.  The proposed solution will be based on a new ultra-low-power radio specifically developed by project partner IntriCon Corporation (St. Paul, MN) for use in micro-behind-the-ear (Micro-BTE) hearing aids.  Utilizing this novel wireless technology allows the proposed connectivity solution to be completely integrated into micro-BTE hearing aids.  Full integration has many advantages over current solutions.  IntriCon has long-standing component supplier relationships with the leading 6 hearing aid manufacturers (80% of market) and sells directly to the remaining 20%.  IntriCon plans to offer its new integrated wireless radio technology to all of these customers.  By leveraging this radio in the proposed add-on module for consumer electronics, the module will be compatible with many future wireless hearing aids.  The Phase II project will develop and test a production prototype system.

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