Connectivity to Modern Electronics for the Hearing Disabled.

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Education
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$500,000.00
Award Year:
2009
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase II
Contract:
H133S090130
Award Id:
93273
Agency Tracking Number:
H133S090130
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
6901 East Fish Lake Road, Maplegrove, MN, 55369
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
411693828
Principal Investigator:
Gary Havey
() -
GHAVEY@AME-CORP.COM
Business Contact:
() -
Research Institute:
n/a
Abstract

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.

* information listed above is at the time of submission.

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