Horizon 2020 is the biggest EU Research and Innovation programme ever with nearly €80 billion of funding available over 7 years (2014 to 2020).
Restored Hearing successfully achieved part of this EU funding to launch their project TANDEM – Tuneable Acoustic Noise DampEning Material.
Project TANDEM will focus on the development of Sound Bounce – an innovative new noise-cancelling metamaterial. The smart acoustic material can be used in the automotive, aerospace, construction, and power generation industries. It provides a cost-effective way of absorbing harmful or unwanted noise, protecting people and structures.
Sound Bounce uses energy-absorbing materials never before used in the acoustics space. We have created a game-changing, low-frequency acoustic insulation material, that surpasses an up to 1000-fold improvement on traditional materials. Sound Bounce comprises a naturally occurring active material enclosed in a cellular shaped skin. The active material is tunable to different frequencies by altering the concentrations and combinations of the materials.