Utah teen invents device to help protect preemies' hearing
June 21, 2019 05:37 PM
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah - A 14-year-old Utah girl has invented a new cap for premature babies that protects their hearing.
Olivia Washburn is the creator of a specially designed cap for preemies to wear in newborn intensive care units.
It all started with a science project one year ago.
The cap is designed to reduce harmful sounds, and can be adjusted for a snug fit over the baby's head.
The invention has won several prestigious awards, including the $7,000 grand prize in the Utah Entrepreneur Challenge.
Her main motivation came because she was a preemie baby born six weeks early.
Olivia currently has two patents pending on her cap. If testing goes well, she hopes to get it into the marketplace in about a year-and-a-half.
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Created: June 21, 2019 05:37 PM
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