Healthier Workplaces, A Healthier World

Boothless Technologies Create New Opportunities for Hearing Assessment and Conservation

Monday, November 15, 2021 2:00pm - 3:00pm EST  
Host: AIHA
By: James (Jesse) A. Norris, Ph.D., Engineer, Edare

Recent advances in mobile technologies have yielded new innovations in how and where hearing testing may be performed. This webinar will provide an overview of new technologies designed for testing outside traditional sound booths, often referred to as “boothless audiometry”; describe challenges; and review current regulations governing occupational hearing testing.


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James (Jesse) A. Norris, Ph.D.
James (Jesse) A. Norris, Ph.D.

Engineer, Edare

James Norris received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in mechanical engineering from Virginia Tech and his doctorate in Biomedical Engineering from the School of Biomedical Engineering and Sciences (Wake Forest University and Virginia Tech). His research focused on adapting techniques from dynamic systems theory to quantify stability of human neuromuscular control. After graduating, he joined Creare—a small business focused on research and development. At Creare, he served as a project engineer leading technical development across a broad variety of applications. Of note, he completed an accelerated Air Force SBIR program to design and deliver a handheld laser inspection tool. That SBIR program resulted in a product with sales directly to prime suppliers of the F-35 program and has been featured as a success of SBIR. Within auditory science, he has worked on understanding relationships between custom earplugs, attenuation, and comfort; developing algorithms and hardware to support otoacoustic emissions research and designing and building new hearing test equipment that may be paired with mobile devices to increase the reach of hearing health care. He recently joined an affiliate of Creare, Edare, with the objective of transitioning hearing related technologies from research into products. He has helped lead this transition for Edare by working to register with the FDA, develop a production-ready quality system, and oversee product manufacturing as well as ongoing support of Edare’s medical devices.


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