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The University of Wisconsin-Whitewater is located an hour from Madison and Milwaukee and two hours from Chicago in Whitewater, Wisconsin. UW-Whitewater provides 46 undergraduate programs and 13 graduate degree programs and one doctorate degree to more than 12,000 students.

The University boasts an SBDC specialty office, the Wisconsin Innovation Service Center (WISC), headed by Bud Gayhart. WISC assists existing and aspiring entrepreneurs and inventors in making successful new product and market decisions. WISC has investigated more than 8,000 product and market opportunities for clients and companies from around the world. In addition, UW-Whitewater hosts a strong Undergraduate Research Program that awards small grants to undergraduates to encourage student and faculty collaborations on short-term research projects.

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Occupational Noise Level Measurements

Case Study

Occupational Noise Level Measurements

How are researchers working to improve the auditory realm of occupational environments?

Evidence has been accumulating towards the impact of noise induced hearing loss among employees in occupations that are not traditionally monitored for occupational noise exposure. Many of these non-traditional occupations are exposed to intermittent doses of noise on duty and involve two way communication devices or other noise sources on a daily basis. Traditional noise dosimetry and sound level measurements often do not take into account all noise entering the ear. UW-Whitewater Assistant Professor Lynn Gilbertson, along with Dr. Donna Vosburgh and Timothy Klein, are working to develop a prototype that will more effectively measure noise levels in the ear canal.

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A Low-Cost, Dosimeter Accessory Kit Enabling the Collection of Accurate Sound Level Measurements from within the Ear Canal

Status: Patent Pending

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