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EarLens Corporation

EarLens Corporation

Profile last edited on: 2/22/18
4045-A Campbell Avenue
Menlo Park, CA 94025
  (650) 366-9000
Business Identifier: Specialized hearing aid devices
Public Profile:
Delivering ultra wide frequency range and a higher maximum gain margin, EarLens Corporation is focused to providing hearing impaired patients a hearing solution that surpassses current standard of care for sound performance. Traditional hearing aids are basically tiny speakers that simply turn up the volume on air conducted sound. The EarLens Contact Hearing Device instead uses light to transmit sound. Hear the Light The EarLens System is comprised of two components: a light-based Behind The Ear (BTE) sound processor, and a removable, custom-made Tympanic Contact Actuator (TCA) placed at the base of the ear canal. The BTE uses a microphone and a digital signal processor to pick up sound and convert it to infrared light. The EarLens Contact Hearing Device is designed to transform the users own eardrum into a speaker, which enables delivery of an ultra-wide frequency range (from 125 to 10,000 Hz) and a higher maximum gain margin. A Full Spectrum of Sound Currently available only for investigational use . the EarLens systems is not marketed for sale. The company will be seeking FDA 510(k) clearance for the treatment of hearing impairment.

 Synopsis: Awardee Business Condition
Year Founded First SBIR Year Date of Last Award
Employee Range VC funded? IP Holdings
Revenue Range Private/Public Exchange/Symbol :
 Most Recent SBIR Projects
Year Phase Agency Dollars Project Title
The Wide-Bandwidth Earlens Photonic Hearing System

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