Benefits

Development of knowledge and technologies required for the design of a bionic earplug that could also become a brain-computer interface. The earplug will integrate the following features in a single device:

  • Protect the wearer against harmful noise while enhancing speech and useful auditory perception
  • Enable in-ear communication: transmission and reception within the ear
  • Enable measurement of biosignals in the occluded ear canal as well as the measurement of brain waves using electroencephalography (EEG)

Integration of technologies developed by the research chair into SonoFit® technology developed by EERS (an earmold that can be instantly adapted to the wearer’s ear).

Development of innovative hearing products for the general public andindustrial, military, and medical markets.

Fit-testing technology developed during initial collaborations between Sonomax and ÉTS is now being marketed globally by 3M, U.S. multinational and is proving to be a considerable technical and commercial success.