Objective Diagnostic Tool for Tinnitus in Military Populations

Period of Performance: 01/16/2012 - 08/15/2012

$150K

Phase 1 SBIR

Recipient Firm

Mrra Inc.
3621 Smoke Tree Trail
Euless, TX 76040
Principal Investigator

Abstract

A proposal for objective measurement of neural plasticity due to tinnitus using audiometrics coupled with a portable functional brain scanner is given. The scanner uses functional near infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS), a non-invasive and non-ionizing measurement technology. This technology is suitable for field or lab deployment and may find additional use in characterizing traumatic brain injury.