Optically Driven Wireless Earplug for Communications and Hearing Protection
MICRO-OPTICS TECHNOLOGIES INC MIDDLETON WI
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The objective of this work was to develop a wireless link to active electronic earplugs used for communication and active noise reduction for hearing protection in high noise environments. The wireless link was designed to be a local link to the individuals hearing protection or communications earmuff in a double hearing protection situation. The wireless link is to replace the wired link needed for other active earplug implementations so as to improve ease of don and doff of hearing protection while maintaining a reliable two-way link to an active electronic earplug including an ear canal microphone without addition of energy sources in the earplug.
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