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NIDCD Grantee Receives Award from U.S. Small Business Administration
Dr. Oliveira, President of Hearing Components Inc., recently received the U.S. Small Business Administration’s (SBA) prestigious Tibbetts Award "for exemplary achievement in the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program. Dr. Oliveira's research is changing the way people in the world wear hearing aids." Hearing Components Inc. developed new ear mold technology that will replace hand made plastic earmolds for BTE hearing devices. This innovation also allows CIC stock hearing aids to be used instead of custom-made hearing aids, which can significantly lower the cost of CIC hearing aids.