Dr. Barry Mersky is the inventor of the Tooth PhoneŽ and the leading expert on dental bone conduction sound. After receiving his dental degree from Georgetown University in 1977, Barry began exploring the relationship between the teeth and the hearing organ, publishing papers and presenting talks on the subject. In the 1990's he began work on the Tooth Phone which led to several U.S. and foreign patents. Barry founded Audiodontics during the 1990's as a means to develop the Tooth Phone technology. He has received several government sponsored awards, including grants through the Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Programs. Dr. Mersky received his B.A. in Philosophy from George Washington University in Washington D.C. and is a licensed dentist in Bethesda, MD.

Dr. Mersky can be reached at: barry@audiodontics.com
Dr. Jim Whitney has been associated with Audiodontics for over 15 years. He has worked with the Founder on military-funded projects to develop the Tooth Phone Hearing Aid and Tooth Microphone for use in military high noise environments and by Navy divers. Jim earned his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Marquette University (1995). He earned an E.E. degree at the University of Maryland, while simultaneously working in a research laboratory in the High-Energy Physics department. After graduation he worked on hearing instrumentation and signal processing algorithms at Gallaudet University and later the University of Maryland Hearing and Speech Sciences department. In addition to his role at Audiodontics, Jim is currently an Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering and owns Amalfi Acoustics, LLC. His recent research and scholastic activities include algorithm, instrumentation, and device R&D for various acoustics programs, the Federal Aviation Administration wake vortex program, and for Army, Navy, and DARPA research programs. Jim has 26 years of direct experience in theoretical and numerical computation for digital and statistical signal processing.

Mr. Whitney can be reached at: jim@audiodontics.com
Homeland Security Expo
On July 10, the Tooth Phone was discussed on CNN by Senator John Kerry (D-Mass) in a live feed from the Homeland Security Expo from Capitol Hill. Many participants of the Expo said the Tooth Phone represented a new approach to solving the problems of voice communication in high noise environments and under firefighter masks.