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Friday, May 11, 2012

New Sound Safety Device

The Ambrose Diaphonic Ear Lens (ADELTM), which looks like a tiny ear-sealing balloon, is a sacrificial membrane that disrupts excessive pressure waves, protecting the ear drum when in-ear listening devices are used. Developed by Asius Technologies, the research was supported in part by a grant from the National Science Foundation's Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program.

To learn more about this technology, see the EurekAlert! story Sound Safety.

Credit: Zina Deretsky, National Science Foundation; Asius

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