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$1.2m NSF Grant Awarded on Sound Sensing and Visualization for People who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing

Jon E. Froehlich
Published Jul 23, 2018
Sound Awareness Support for DHH

Our $1.2m NSF grant on "Wearable Sound Sensing and Feedback Techniques for Persons who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing" was just officially awarded. This is research started by Dhruv Jain, Leah Findlater, and Jon Froehlich in the summer of 2014 when Dhruv was between ugrad and MIT. Dhruv is now a PhD student in the Allen School and a member of the Makeability Lab.

The award officially starts Aug 1, 2018 and runs through July 31, 2022. Leah Findlater is the PI along with Co-PIs Froehlich (UW), Ramani Duraiswami (UMD), and Raja Kushalnagar (Gallaudet University).

This is the third award for this work following the initial two (a Google Faculty Award and the recent UW Reality Lab funding)--both which helped provide seed funding for the NSF effort.