Device converts earbud sound to energy to power a pump and inflate a bubble in the ear. Comfortably couples a high fidelity sound to ear to prevent hearing loss.
Company has legacy in personal listening – the founder invented the in-ear monitor used by performers on stage and the earbud itself. The innovation ingeniously converts sound to energy in the form of air pressure that inflates an airbag like bubble in the ear canal. Markets include hearing aids, earbuds, and headphones. The bubble provides superior sound quality, isolation and hearing protection. Funded by NSF and NIH with Vanderbilt Univ.