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Audiological Engineering Corporation
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Location Information

9 Preston Road
Somerville, MA 02143
   (617) 628-1435
Location: Single
Congr. District: 07
County: Middlesex

Public Profile

In late 2009, Audiological Engineering Corporation closed. Audiological Engineering Corporation is the world's largest developer and producer of tactile aids-- portable, personal devices for facilitating communication of persons who are severely hearing impaired or deaf. Tactile aids are used primarily by individuals who are unable to use or do not want a cochlear implant. Benefits from a tactile aid include: assistance with lipreading, speechreading, auditory training, speech production, speech reception, oral deaf education, and environmental sound awareness. Tactile aids are also used for pretraining for cochlear implants. The firm has been supplying vibrotactile aids for over 15 years. Products have evolved from the original Tactaid 1 to our current models-- Tactilator (now available in its new smaller form, LTD)and Tactaid 7. The differences in these products allow the user to choose the one most appropriate to his or her needs, whether that be general sound awareness, speechreading assistance, or auditory/verbal training.

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Less than .5M
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Most Recent SBIR Projects

Year Phase Agency Total Amount
2005 2 NIH $954,194
Project Title: A Wireless Voice Link-Module for the Hearing Impaired
2002 2 NIH $847,681
Project Title: Time Domain Filtering--Enhancing Speech In Noise
2000 2 NIH $942,350
Project Title: Programmable Tactile Aid For The Deaf
2000 2 NIH $642,303
Project Title: Infrared Classroom Amplification System
1997 1 NIH $100,000
Project Title: High Frequency Supplement For Profoundly Deaf People

Key People / Management

  David L Franklin -- President

  Loretta Franklin

  Anya Olson

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