|| List of recent Hearing-related patents
| Devices, systems and methods for treating disorders of the ear, nose and throat|
Sinusitis, mucocysts, tumors, infections, hearing disorders, choanal atresia, fractures and other disorders of the paranasal sinuses, eustachian tubes, lachrymal ducts and other ear, nose, throat and mouth structures are diagnosed and/or treated using minimally invasive approaches and, in many cases, flexible catheters as opposed to instruments having rigid shafts. Various diagnostic procedures and devices are used to perform imaging studies, mucus flow studies, air/gas flow studies, anatomic dimension studies and endoscopic studies.
| Hearing aid|
A hearing aid comprises a microphone on a proximal side of a device housing and a loudspeaker which via a transmission channel is in open communication with a sound-emitting opening of the device. A sound processing device serves to generate sound received by the microphone to the loudspeaker in amplified form.
| Method and apparatus for detecting cellular telephones for hearing assistance devices|
The present subject matter relates generally to methods and apparatus for detecting cellular telephones using hearing assistance devices. In an embodiment, a hearing assistance device includes a processor and a radio frequency transceiver connected to the processor.
| Electrooculogram as a control in a hearing assistance device|
Disclosed herein, among other things, are systems and methods for controlling operation of a hearing assistance device. One aspect of the present subject matter includes a method of operating a hearing assistance device worn by a wearer.
| Auditory and sensory augmentation and protection system, device and method|
This invention relates generally to an auditory and sensory augmentation and protection system, device and method to monitor and identify sound and sensory situations, generate data related audio information upon sensing of the sound and sensory situation to provide additional data streams through transmission systems and applications, wristbands, mobile applications and other interfaces, in the form of auditory and sensory augmentation to an individual requesting such augmentation while simultaneously providing protection to the user's hearing in both the sensed sound situation and the auditory augmentation signal.. .
| Customization of adaptive directionality for hearing aids using a portable device|
A hearing assistance system provides a hearing-aid wearer with one or more hearing aids and a portable device allowing for a wearer-driven directionality customization of the one or more hearing aids. The wearer indicates the locations of sound(s) of interest and/or noise source(s) using the portable device.
| Corded hearing protective device and method of manufacturing the same|
A hearing protective device is provided including a first sound attenuating element, a second sound attenuating element, a flexible elongated member connecting the first sound attenuating element and the second sound attenuating element, and a knot formed in the flexible elongated member, the knot is untied by moving the first sound attenuating element in a direction away from second sound attenuating element.. .
| One-step starting carburetor|
A one-step starting carburetor includes a body, and a pulse generator and an oil pumping unit which are connected with the body. The oil pumping unit can produce an oil pumping function to pump fuel from an oiler to the carburetor when a flywheel of an engine is revolving.
|Methodology for live text broadcasting|
A transcription engine is able to broadcast over the internet streaming text associated with the broadcast to registered and authenticated end users who may be hearing impaired or may have difficulty understanding the language used in the broadcast. The end users' understanding of the information being broadcast is improved because of the availability of the associated text.
|Method and system for self-managed sound enhancement|
A system and method are provided for capturing hearing characteristics from self-administered hearing tests, including loudness tolerance levels at different sound frequencies, as an individualized shaped auditory profile for automatically enhancing audio to complement and address as closely as possible an individual's hearing deficits experienced via a particular signal pathway, the signal pathway including the audio device used to administer the test, the sound environment, and the user's hearing capabilities. The user may self-administer a hearing test on a convenient personal apparatus, such as a smartphone.
|System and method for hearing assessment over a network|
A system for administering a hearing test to a remotely located user or subject using a user computing device connected to a communication network. The system provides for testing of ambient noise at the remote location and accuracy of sound reproduction by headphones engaged to the user computing device in a calibration of the loudspeakers of the headphones and the venue prior to communicating the test sounds.
|Hearing aid with an in-the-ear component|
According to the invention, a receiver-in-the-ear (rite) hearing aid with an in-the-ear component is proposed, wherein the in-the-ear component has a customized shell fitted to an individual user's ear canal geometry and a receiver placed in the shell, and wherein the receiver is connected to a further hearing aid component by means of a lead connection. the in-the-ear component comprises a face plate connected to the shell.
|Hearing aid component with earwax filter|
A hearing aid component with earwax filter is provided, wherein the hearing aid component has a sound inlet opening that has at least two sound inlet portions having different diameters and being displaced with respect to each other in a longitudinal direction of the sound inlet opening so that the sound inlet opening narrows towards the interior of the hearing aid component so that more proximal sound inlet portion has a relatively larger diameter and more distal sound inlet portion has a relatively smaller diameter. The earwax filter is placed in said sound inlet opening and comprises: a cap with an outward-facing and an inward-facing side, and a peripheral edge, said peripheral edge being force-fitted into the sound inlet portion with the relatively larger diameter.
|Bone conduction device|
A bone conduction device including an external component, the external component comprising a sound processor and transducer, the transducer configured to generate mechanical forces, and the external component configured for positioning behind a recipient's ear such that the mechanical forces are transmitted from the external component to a recipient's bone to generate a hearing percept via bone conduction.. .
|Hearing aid and method for eliminating acoustic feedback in the amplification of acoustic signals|
In a hearing aid having a microphone to be arranged at a body of a user for capturing ambient sound, a loudspeaker for outputting the ambient sound after having been amplified on a frequency-dependent basis, and a signal processor, the signal processor is configured to amplify the sound such that the amplified sound is audible to the user, and to automatically re-adjust the gain by the following steps: selecting a tone having a specific frequency; outputting the tone and the amplified ambient sound via the loudspeaker as an output sound; capturing via said microphone an analysis sound composed of ambient sound and of a reflection of said output sound; extracting a reflection of the tone from the captured analysis sound; and determining a reflection component for the specific frequency of the tone; adjusting the gain in frequency-specific manner and based on the determined reflection component.. .
|System and method for fitting of a hearing device|
The invention relates to system and method for configuring a hearing device (100) with an external configuration unit (101), the method comprising the steps of: a) processing at least two sound recordings in the external processing unit (104′) with different parameter settings (105′a, 105′b), b) combining them into one joint signal, c) feeding the joint signal to the hearing device's output transducer (107), bypassing the rest of the hearing device (100), d) emitting the joint signal, e) letting the user (111) choose one of the sound recordings that fits his/her requirements best, f) repeating steps a) to e) with varying parameter settings, g) transmitting a chosen parameter setting to the hearing device (100), wherein in step a) the sound recordings to be processed are chosen according to the situation the hearing device (100) will be used for or the specific hearing impairment of a user (111) of the hearing device (100).. .
|System and method for obtaining an audio stream based on proximity and direction|
Disclosed herein, among other things, are systems and methods for obtaining an audio stream for hearing assistance devices. One aspect of the present subject matter includes a method comprising sensing proximity of a wearer of a hearing assistance device, and sensing direction of movement of the wearer of the hearing assistance device.
|Hearing assistance device eavesdropping on a bluetooth data stream|
Disclosed herein, among other things, are systems and methods for eavesdropping on a data stream for hearing assistance devices. One aspect of the present subject matter includes a hearing assistance system for a wearer including a bluetooth host device having a transmitter configured to send data including one or more encoded audio streams, and a data channel having an advertisement that includes frequency information, frequency hop sequences, information for decoding audio streams, and security keys for decoding audio stream information.
|Method and system for ultrasonic signaling, ranging and location tracking|
An indoor ultrasonic location tracking system that can utilize standard audio speakers to provide indoor ranging information to modern mobile devices like smartphones and tablets. The method uses a communication scheme based on linearly increasing frequency modulated chirps in the audio bandwidth just above the human hearing frequency range where mobile devices are still sensitive.
|Vehicle seat assembly with side air bag and guide panel with spaced forward ends for creating a shearing force|
In at least certain embodiments, the vehicle seat assembly comprises a frame, a seat pad, a trim cover extending over at least part of the seat pad with the cover having a release seam, and an air bag assembly including an inflator and an air bag. In accordance with an embodiment, the air bag assembly includes an air bag guide associating the air bag assembly with the release seam, the air bag guide comprising a panel having an intermediate portion that wraps around the air bag assembly, a first end secured to the trim cover on a first side of the release seam and a second end secured to the trim cover on the first side of the release seam spaced a predetermined distance from the first end, the first end having a first width, the second end having a second width and the intermediate portion having a third width, with the sum of the first and second widths being equal to or greater than the third width..
|Subsea connection apparatus for a surface blowout preventer stack|
A subsea connection apparatus to allow connecting a surface blowout preventer stack and riser to a subsea wellhead is disclosed. The subsea connection apparatus uses a single cavity blowout preventer with a set of shearing blind rams.
|Multi-window lateral well locator/reentry apparatus and method|
An apparatus and method for locating multiple windows in a wellbore. The windows are associated with lateral wells.
|Hearing protection devices and kits including adjustable sound-attenuation assemblies|
Hearing protection devices and kits may include an earplug body and an adjustable sound attenuation assembly composed of an attenuator case and an attenuator insert that is removably insertable into the attenuator case. The attenuator case has a hollow barrel portion that accommodates the attenuator insert and a hollow extension portion connected to the hollow barrel portion.
A shearing apparatus comprising an index portion and a thumb portion that are pivotable relative to one another about a pivot mechanism. One of the thumb blade and index blade is provided with a serrated portion, while the other of the index blade and the thumb blade is provided with a cutting edge, such that the serrated portion and the cutting edge cooperate with one another during the relative pivoting movement of the index portion and the thumb portion to carry out a shearing or severing action.
|Hearing device with power management and associated method|
A hearing device includes: a housing; a first antenna; a first wireless communication unit coupled to the first antenna and configured to receive and/or send first data via the first antenna; a near field communication tag comprising a second antenna and configured to receive and/or send second data via the second antenna; and a processing unit coupled to the first wireless communication unit and the near field communication tag; wherein the hearing device is configured to detect a first activation of the near field communication tag and activate the first wireless communication unit upon the detection of the first activation.. .
|Hearing aid device|
A hearing aid device comprising a receiver unit arranged in a compartment in a shell, wherein the shell comprises a venting passage between first and second opposite faces of the shell to provide air passage from one side of the shell to another, and wherein the shell comprises an opening in the first face into the compartment and a closing member positioned to close off the compartment. The opening is shaped to allow the receiver unit to be inserted into the compartment through the opening, and the compartment is acoustically connected to the venting passage to allow the sound to emit through the venting passage.
|Method and apparatus for tonal enhancement in hearing aid|
An audio processing circuit tracks tonal components in an audio stream and enhances them by synthesizing matching tones, processing the matched tones, and mixing them in with the audio stream. A hearing assistance device, for example a hearing aid, includes such an audio processing circuit for enhancing the pitched or tonal parts of tonal sound such as speech or music..
|Hearing aid with improved localization|
A hearing aid includes: a feedback monitor connected to the adaptive feedback canceller and configured to monitor a state of feedback and having an output providing an indication of the state of feedback; and a cue controller connected to the feedback monitor and the at least one adaptive cue filter, and configured to control, in response to an output of the feedback monitor, the at least one adaptive cue filter so that the difference between the output of the at least one ite microphone and the combined output of the at least one adaptive cue filter is reduced.. .
|Dipole antenna for a hearing aid|
A hearing aid includes: a hearing aid housing; a microphone coupled to the hearing aid housing for reception of sound and conversion of the received sound into a corresponding first audio signal; a signal processor in the hearing aid housing for processing the first audio signal into a second audio signal compensating a hearing loss of a user of the hearing aid; a wireless communication unit connected to the signal processor for wireless data communication; and an attachment member connectable to the hearing aid housing; wherein the wireless communication unit is coupled with an antenna having a first pole element and a second pole element for emission and reception of an electromagnetic field; and wherein at least a part of the first pole element extends in the attachment member, and the second pole element extends in the hearing aid housing.. .
|Hearing aid with improved localization|
|Hearing aid with improved localization|
A hearing aid includes: a cue filter having an input that is provided with an output from the bte sound input transducer; an adaptive feedback canceller configured to provide an output modelling a feedback path between the output transducer and the bte sound input transducer, wherein the output modelling the feedback path is provided to a subtractor for subtraction of the output modelling the feedback path from the output of the bte sound input transducer to obtain a difference, the subtractor outputting the difference to the cue filter; and a feedback and cue controller connected to the adaptive feedback canceller and the cue filter, wherein the feedback and cue controller is configured to control the cue filter to reduce a difference between an output of the ite microphone and a combined output that is obtained using at least the cue filter.. .
|Spectacle hearing device system|
A spectacle hearing device system includes: a first hearing instrument, the first hearing instrument having a first wireless hearing instrument transceiver and a first acoustic output transducer; a pair of spectacles, the pair of spectacles comprising a first wireless spectacle transceiver, and a first plurality of microphones, the first plurality of microphones forming a first directional microphone array configured for generating a first electrical signal from acoustic signals picked up by the first plurality of microphones; a first processor for processing the first electrical signal according to a hearing loss compensation prescription; and a first amplifier for applying the first electrical signal to the first acoustic output transducer; wherein the first wireless spectacle transceiver is configured for transmitting the first electrical signal wirelessly to the first hearing instrument.. .
|Hearing aid having an adaptive antenna matching mechanism and a method for adaptively matching a hearing aid antenna|
A method of matching a hearing aid antenna in a binaural hearing aid in accordance with a detected signal strength of a received communication signal, the binaural hearing aid having a first hearing aid to be positioned at one ear of a user and a second hearing aid to be positioned at another ear of the user, the method includes: receiving a communication signal by a wireless communication unit in the first hearing aid; detecting a signal strength of the received communications signal; and controlling a matching mechanism positioned in the first hearing aid and/or the second hearing aid to improve antenna reception and/or antenna transmission according to the detected signal strength.. .
A mechanical pulverizer adopts multi-stage high-speed rotating turbine and special design structure to achieve ultrafine or nano pulverization. As shown in the figures, the mechanical pulverizer comprises: base plate (1), bearing seats (2 and 3), main shaft (4), motor base (5), main motor (6), casing (7 and 7′), three-stage turbine blisks (8, 9 and 10), multi-surface curved turbine blades (11 and 11′), gear rings with large-angle curved gears (12 and 12′), suspended shearing device (13 and 13′), built-in, unpowered and replaceable grading plates, (14 and 15), feeding inlets (16 and 17), spiral feeder (18), discharge outlet (19), residuals outlet (20), nanometer filter cloth material collecting bin (21), screw rod for casing-opening (22), handle for casing-opening (23), self-pressurized automatic-control liquid nitrogen cooling device (24), and liquid nitrogen conveying pipes (25)..
|Comminution and/or removal of liquid from a material|
There is disclosed a material processing method wherein a material is fed between a pair of opposed moving surfaces which converge such that a nip is defined therebetween, whereby the material is drawn into the nip to be compressed or compacted between the surfaces, and thence output from between the surfaces, the method comprising subjecting the material to an asymmetric and/or non uniform flow condition between the surfaces to effect shearing in the material in a direction generally parallel to the direction of flow of the material between the surfaces.. .
|Drive component for electric shaver|
An electric shaver generally includes a handle and a head connected to the handle. The head includes an outer cutter blade and an inner cutter blade arranged in shearing contact with the outer cutter blade.
|Clips for attaching staples for joining conveyor belt ends, staples for joining conveyor belt ends and clip-staple assemblies|
A conveyor belt joining staple including upper and lower staple plates situated at different levels joined by knuckles. The upper staple plate has through-holes for passage of staple attaching clip claws and the lower staple plate has bridges that form a recess between a bar of the bridge and an upper surface of the lower plate.
|Ergonomic garment with cut and shearing resistant strapping and an adjustable girth and lock|
A protective garment of elastic ergonomic material covering a wearer from his or her waist to their thighs comprises waist and thighs straps, and a central panel of cut resistant fabrics and comprise knife cut resistant and scissors shearing obstacles in various patterns and combinations in order to delay, impede and deflect such tools' blades. Both waist and thigh structures enable adjustable girth via a lock and as such create a flexible and a non-elastic rigid and connected overall protective structure resistant to forcible attempts of undressing by pulling and or by cutting or shearing the garment..
|Recording and retrieval of sound data in a hearing prosthesis|
A hearing prosthesis for delivering stimuli to a hearing-impaired recipient is disclosed, the hearing prosthesis comprising: a sound transducer for converting received sound signals into electric audio signals; a sound processor for converting said electric audio signals into stimuli signals; a stimulator for delivering said stimuli to the recipient; a memory for storing data representative of sound signals; and a controller configured to cause selected sound data to be retrieved from said memory and processed by said sound processor.. .
|Unloading device, unloading process and unloaded powder|
Device for unloading a powder from standardized bulk containers equipped with an inner liner, the device comprising a collection unit suitable for being tightly fixed on the container and suitable for being in fluid communication with the interior of the liner; a shearing unit, in fluid communication with the collection unit, comprising shearing means for shearing the powder; and a separate delivering unit, in down stream fluid communication with the shearing unit, the delivering unit comprising an output suitable for connecting pneumatic unloading means.. .
|Wireless communications headset system employing a loop transmitter that fits around the pinna|
A wireless communications headset system for double hearing protection systems that eliminates the problems associated with typical wireless communications systems. The system employs a magnetic-field coupled wireless link from a loop transmitter to a magnetic field receiver.
|Sound environment classification by coordinated sensing using hearing assistance devices|
Techniques are disclosed for classifying a sound environment for hearing assistance devices using redundant estimates of an acoustical environment from two hearing assistance devices and accessory devices. In one example, a method for operating a hearing assistance device includes sensing an environmental sound, determining a first classification of the environmental sound, receiving at least one second classification of the environmental sound, comparing the determined first classification and the at least one received second classification, and selecting an operational classification for the hearing assistance device based upon the comparison..
|Battery door and hearing device|
A battery door for a hearing device includes: a body having a bottom part and a sidewall, the bottom part having a first bottom surface and the sidewall having a first wall surface, the first wall surface comprising contact points for supporting a battery with a battery radius, wherein the first bottom surface and the first wall surface at least partly defines a battery compartment for housing the battery with the battery axis, wherein the contact points of the first wall surface arranged at a battery distance from the battery axis, and wherein a center axis perpendicularly crosses the pivoting axis and crosses the battery axis.. .
|Ric assembly with thuras tube|
A hearing aid assembly comprising a receiver comprising a front chamber and a back chamber being acoustically coupled to respective front and back chamber openings, and acoustical guiding means for guiding air from at least one of the front and back chamber openings to an air mixing zone for mixing air from the front and back chamber openings. The mixing of air from the front and back chambers enhances the low-frequency response of the hearing aid assembly..
|Separate inner and outer hair cell loss compensation|
A method and device for compensating sensorineural hearing loss in a manner that allows dysfunction of the inner and outer hair cells to be separately compensated is described. The disclosed techniques involve providing separately adjustable compression pathways for the received sound..
|Frequency based feedback control|
Disclosed herein is a feedback reduction system for used in a hearing prosthesis. The hearing prosthesis will receive an input signal, process the input signal, and create a transformed output.
|Hearing aid with adaptive noise reduction and method|
A method of noise reduction of low-level input signals in a hearing aid involves applying compression to the input signal using a first compression ratio if a detected measure of amplitude modulation in the input signal is below a selected modulation level, and using a second compression ratio if the measure of amplitude modulation is above the selected modulation level. This reduces the volume of low-level steady-state noise while increasing the volume of modulated signals, e.g.
|Environment detection and adaptation in hearing assistance devices|
Method and apparatus for environment detection and adaptation in hearing assistance devices. Performance of feature extraction and environment detection to perform adaptation to hearing assistance device operation for a number of hearing assistance environments.
|Method for extending a frequency range of an input signal of a hearing device as well as a hearing device|
The present invention is directed to a method and a hearing device for extending a usable frequency range of an analog input signal (i) being processed by a hearing device, the method comprising the steps of converting the analog input signal (i) to a first output signal (o1) and to an intermediate signal (om), the first output signal (o1) having a final sampling rate and the intermediate signal (om) having an intermediate sampling rate that is greater than the final sampling rate, applying a band-pass filter unit (31) to the intermediate signal (om) in order to obtain a filtered intermediate signal (omf), a lower cut-off frequency of the band-pass filter unit (31) being above half the final sampling rate, an upper cut-off frequency of the band-pass filter unit (31) being below half the intermediate sampling rate, and shifting a spectrum of the filtered intermediate signal (omf) to a frequency range being below the final sampling rate to obtain an intermediate output signal (om2).. .
|Method and apparatus for hearing aid location|
A hearing aid includes electronics, a physically manipulable member, and a receiver. The receiver is configured to output sound in a first mode at a first decibel level and in a second mode at a second decibel level higher than the first decibel level.
|Wireless system for hearing communication devices providing wireless stereo reception modes|
The present subject matter relates to the wireless stereo reception of first and second audio information by wireless hearing communication devices. One type of device which may employ the present subject matter is a hearing assistance device, such as a hearing aid.
|Methods and apparatus for transmitting vibrations|
Methods and apparatus for transmitting vibrations via an electronic and/or transducer assembly through a tooth or teeth are disclosed herein. The assembly may be attached, adhered, or otherwise embedded into or upon a removable oral appliance to form a hearing aid assembly.
|Method of processing a signal in a hearing instrument, and hearing instrument|
A method of processing a signal in a hearing instrument includes the steps of calculating a coherence between two microphone signals or microphone combination signals having different directional characteristics, determining an attenuation from the coherence, and applying the attenuation to the signal.. .
|Method and apparatus for signal reception using dynamically selectable modes|
A communication system reduces power consumption of a radio receiver and/or ensures quality of signal transmission by using various modes of receiver operation. In one embodiment, the communication system is part of a hearing assistance system with a hearing aid including the radio receiver.
|Method and apparatus for space division multiple access for wireless local area network system|
A space division multiple access (sdma) method is provided. The method may be performed by a station (sta), in a wireless local area network (wlan) system.
An electronic device includes a tablet module and a docking base. The tablet module includes a slot, a sliding element and a plurality of first attracting elements.
|Shearing mechanism for cutting through an adhesive bonding of a direct bonding panel|
An information handling system display having a first part that includes a display screen and rendering electronics fastened onto a second part to seal the rendering electronics within the display. The first part is bonded onto the second part via an adhesive that forms a bond between the two parts.
|Self-learning hearing assistance system and method of operating the same|
A method of operating a system for providing hearing assistance involves capturing audio signals by a manually controlled transmission unit having a user interface and default values setting transmission unit operating parameter storage, and transmitting audio signals from the transmission unit to a receiver unit, the audio signals being processed in the receiver unit and/or in the transmission unit; stimulating the user's hearing according to the audio signals from the receiver unit; logging user preference data by recording data concerning the manual operation of the user interface of the transmission unit and by recording data concerning the respective use situation of the transmission unit; evaluating, in the transmission unit, the logged user preference data to extract user preferences concerning use of the transmission unit; and adjusting, in the transmission unit, the stored default values of the at least one operating parameter setting according to said extracted user preferences.. .
|Miniature low-power remote battery charging systems and methods|
In some embodiments, the charging magnetic field produced in an air gap within an inductive charger for a hearing aid or other miniature device is shaped by lateral protrusions, which draw the magnetic field away from a body of a device battery situated behind a receiver inductor. Shaping the magnetic field allows reducing the magnetic field flux intercepted by the battery (rater than the receiver inductor), reducing the inductive heating of the battery.
|High pressure shear nozzle for inline conditioning of drilling mud|
A system for conditioning drilling fluid includes a conditioning device having a first conduit configured to receive the drilling fluid, a flow restriction disposed adjacent the first conduit, the flow restriction comprising a fluid inlet and a fluid outlet, an impact plate disposed downstream of the flow restriction, a first chamber disposed between the flow restriction and the impact plate, and a second chamber disposed downstream of the impact plate, wherein the first chamber is fluidly connected to the second chamber. A method for conditioning drilling fluid using a conditioning device, includes pumping a drilling fluid through a flow restriction, accelerating the drilling fluid into a mixing chamber, subjecting the drilling fluid to elongational shearing, decelerating the drilling fluid against an impact plate, subjecting the drilling fluid to impact shearing, and emptying drilling fluid from the mixing chamber..
|Optimizing operational control of a hearing prosthesis|
A method for operating a hearing prosthesis is provided. A plurality of settings are provided, each setting providing a different operating functionality for the hearing prosthesis suitable for different situations.
|Method of communication|
A method of communication using a software application or app with a communication device where the app is designed to perform real time communication between a hearing impaired person and a hearing person. The hearing person has a first communication device and the hearing impaired person has a second communication device.
|Hearing aid with antenna for reception and transmission of electromagnetic signals|
The invention regards a communication device which is adapted for placement in a users ear. The communication device comprises a shell part enclosing an input transducer for receiving an input signal, a signal processing device and an output n transducer for providing a signal perceivable as sound, a battery located at a surface part of the shell which is facing away from the head of the user, a transmission and reception circuit for transmission and/or reception of electromagnetic energy.
|Hearing assistance device vent valve|
Techniques are disclosed for actuating a valve of a hearing assistance device. In one example, a hearing assistance device comprises a device housing defining a vent structure, a vent valve positioned within the vent, the vent valve having first and second states.
An audio system includes a headset and a portable computing device. The headset includes a first speaker and a first microphone, a second speaker, a second microphone and a processing unit.
|Frequency translation by high-frequency spectral envelope warping in hearing assistance devices|
Disclosed herein, among other things, is a system for frequency translation by high-frequency spectral envelope warping in hearing assistance devices. The present subject matter relates to improved speech intelligibility in a hearing assistance device using frequency translation by high-frequency spectral envelope warping.
|Ear to ear communication using bluetooth low energy transport|
Disclosed in some examples are systems, methods, and machine readable media which allows for hearing instruments to be in a piconet with each other while being connectable as a slave to another device such as a smart phone when it comes within range. In some examples to accomplish this, one or both of the connected hearing aids may send connectable advertisements while connected with each other in the piconet by time multiplexing the advertisements between connection events..
|Micromachined ultrasonic transducer switch for hearing assistance devices|
Disclosed herein, among other things, are apparatus and methods for micromachined ultrasonic transducer switches for hearing assistance devices. In various embodiments, a hearing assistance device includes a housing, hearing assistance electronics within the housing, and a micromachined ultrasonic transducer connected to the hearing assistance electronics.
|Hearing instrument and method of identifying an output transducer of a hearing instrument|
A method for identifying an output transducer of a hearing instrument is disclosed. The method includes applying a pseudo-random signal to the output transducer, receiving a response signal indicative of the impedance of the output transducer, computing a cross-correlation of the response signal and the pseudo-random signal, computing a fourier transform of the computed cross-correlation, comparing the computed fourier transform with one or more reference models, and identifying the output transducer based on the comparison..
|Configurable hearing instrument|
A system for operating a hearing instrument is disclosed. The system comprises one or more electrodes for measuring the brain wave signals of a user wearing a hearing instrument.
|Actuator systems for oral-based appliances|
Actuator systems for oral-based appliances utilizing transducers which are attached, adhered, or otherwise embedded into or upon a dental or oral appliance to form a hearing aid assembly. Such oral appliances may be a custom-made device which receives incoming sounds and transmits the processed sounds via a vibrating transducer element.
|Digital switching signal sequence for switching purposes, apparatus for including said digital switching signal sequence in a digital audio information signal, and apparatus for receiving the information signal provided with the switching signal sequence|
A digital switching signal sequence is realized as a previously digitized, high-pass filtered white noise signal of a predetermined length t, with a high-pass cut-off frequency which lies above the frequency where the loudness threshold characteristic in silence of the human hearing has its highest sensitivity, if possible. The switching signal sequence is employed for switching purposes (206), e.g., for switching between two information signals (201, 207)..
|Hearing device considering external environment of user and control method of hearing device|
A hearing device and a method of the hearing aid are provided considering an external environment surrounding a user. The hearing device includes an external environment determination unit, an inquiry unit, and a parameter set unit.
|Methods, apparatus and systems for individualizing audio, music and speech adaptively, intelligently and interactively|
The present invention discloses methods, apparatus and systems for individualizing music, audio and speech adaptively, intelligently and interactively according to a listener's personal hearing ability, unique hearing preference, characteristic feedback, and real-time surrounding environment.. .
|Spatial enhancement mode for hearing aids|
Described herein are techniques for artificially enhancing spaciousness in a hearing aid to improve the music listening experience. Such spatial enhancement is produced by doing signal processing in the hearing aid that mimics the acoustic effects of well-designed concert halls.