SENSEAR has won a place among seven finalists for the inaugural Western Australian Inventor of the Year Award.
A Crawley-based company has invented a product with the potential to protect hearing in high noise environments like never before.
Sensear is an innovative combination of hardware and software designed to allow communication in environments with excessive noise and prevent Noise-Induced Hearing Loss.
Sensear has won a place among seven finalists for the inaugural Western Australian Inventor of the Year Award.
Managing Director Justin Miller said there were many works and social situations where high noise levels were inescapable yet people often need to communicate, so they forego the use of hearing protection.
“Our product allows for clear and safe communication above 85 decibels - the level mandated by most governments and industries around the world for compulsory wearing of hearing protection,” Mr. Miller said.
“High-noise environments above 85 decibels cause hearing loss, reduce productivity, decrease safety, and erode job satisfaction, Sensear allows people to work or socialize in places of excessive noise safely.
“No hearing protection product on the market today allows for clear and safe communication above 85 decibels.
“There are products that suppress noise (to protect hearing) and there are products that enhance speech or hearing, Sensear is the only product that addresses both needs simultaneously.
Congratulating Sensear today, Premier Alan Carpenter said Sensear’s cutting-edge technology addressed a real and identifiable global need and had worldwide market potential.
“Their technology utilizes Microphone Arrays in conjunction with advanced algorithms that remove high levels of toxic sound whilst enabling speech to be heard,” the Premier said.
“Excessive noise levels are common in industries from construction, mining, and manufacturing to pubs, clubs, and entertainment venues.