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Method for operating a hearing device and hearing device

Date/App# patent app List of recent Hearing-related patents
08/14/14
20140228909
 System and method for electrode selection and frequency mapping patent thumbnailSystem and method for electrode selection and frequency mapping
A system and method for selecting an appropriate implantable hearing device for a patient with a hearing impairment is disclosed. The system includes an auditory parameter generating module configured to receive electronically generated image data of the patient's auditory structure and to generate at least one auditory parameter based on the image data.
08/14/14
20140228223
 High throughput paired-end sequencing of large-insert clone libraries patent thumbnailHigh throughput paired-end sequencing of large-insert clone libraries
The present invention is related to genomic nucleotide sequencing. In particular, the invention describes a paired end sequencing method that improves the yield of long-distance genomic read pairs by constructing long-insert clone libraries (i.e., for example, a fosill library or a foscn library) and converting the long-insert clone library using inverse polymerase chain reaction amplification or shearing and recircularization of shortened fragments into a library of co-ligated clone-insert ends.
08/14/14
20140226844
 Hearing aid antenna patent thumbnailHearing aid antenna
An antenna, in particular a dipole antenna, for radio communication in a hearing aid, is disclosed. The antenna includes a solid three-dimensional dielectric support body, an electrically conductive first plate on a first surface of the support body and an electrically conductive second plate on a second surface of the support body.
08/14/14
20140226830
 Method for operating a hearing device and hearing device patent thumbnailMethod for operating a hearing device and hearing device
A hearing device comprises a receiver, an input buffer and a sample processor, the receiver being adapted to receive samples of a digital audio signal and feed received samples as a digital input signal to the input buffer, the sample processor being adapted to process the buffered samples to provide samples of a digital output signal such that the digital output signal is a sample-rate converted representation of the digital input signal with a predetermined target sample rate. The hearing device further comprises a latency controller adapted to estimate the quality of reception of the digital audio signal and to control the processing of the buffered samples in dependence on the estimated quality of reception..
08/14/14
20140226825
 Compression and mixing for hearing assistance devices patent thumbnailCompression and mixing for hearing assistance devices
This application relates to a system for compression and mixing for hearing assistance devices by application of compression to individual sound sources before mixing, according to one example. Variations of the present system using surround sound provide separate signals from a surround sound synthesizer which are compressed prior to mixing of the signals..
08/14/14
20140224568
 Hearing assistance device and method patent thumbnailHearing assistance device and method
A device and attendant method to assist the hearing of a user by being removably connected to and disposing a user's ear in an enhanced hearing orientation. The device includes an elongated base, which may be disposable, and has a sufficient length to be disposed in an operative position behind the user's ear.
08/14/14
20140224283
 Protecting and purging hearing aid devices patent thumbnailProtecting and purging hearing aid devices
Disclosed are various embodiments for purging various hearing aid devices. An enclosure may be used to encapsulate and/or affix a hearing aid device to the enclosure.
08/14/14
20140224037
 Tactile sensor and multi-axial tactile sensor patent thumbnailTactile sensor and multi-axial tactile sensor
A tactile sensor and a multi-axial tactile sensor are provided, each of which is thin and can measure shearing force. A multi-axial tactile sensor 1 includes a sensor element 2 provided in a plane substantially at the same level as the surface of a substrate 6, and an outer package member 42 covering around the sensor element 2 and transmitting external force to the sensor element 2.
08/14/14
20140223777
 Sole for a shoe patent thumbnailSole for a shoe
Improved soles for shoes, in particular for sports shoes, are described. A sole for a shoe, in particular a sports shoe, is provided, said sole having a cushioning element that includes randomly arranged particles of an expanded material and a control element.
08/14/14
20140223742
 Methods of applying crimping sleeves to wires patent thumbnailMethods of applying crimping sleeves to wires
The present invention relates to crimpers and shears used in the jewelry making industry. The invention includes a new and improved set of tools for crimping multiple sleeve sizes used in the making of necklaces, bracelets, and the like.
08/07/14
20140222048
Debulking catheter
A catheter for debulking and removing tissue from a body lumen includes an elongate catheter body configured for insertion into the body lumen. The catheter body has opposite distal and proximal end portions, and a longitudinal axis extending between the distal and proximal end portions.
08/07/14
20140221777
Laser-assisted surgical procedure to restore sensor neural hearing lost
The present application is directed towards method and systems for determining appropriate morphology changes of an eardrum to restore sensor neural hearing. The methods include receiving a measurement of an audibility threshold, a map of a surface area of an eardrum of the patient, and an impedance of the eardrum of the patient.
08/07/14
20140221729
Automatic gain control for implanted microphone
A method for use in an implantable hearing instrument, including receiving an output signal from an implanted microphone implanted in a person, identifying a first characteristic of said output signal, based on said first characteristic, amplifying said microphone output signal by at least one of a plurality of gain settings to produce an amplified signal, wherein said plurality of gain setting comprise at least two different gain settings, inputting said amplified signal into a signal processor, processing said amplified signal to generate a transducer drive signal; and using said transducer drive signal to drive implanted auditory stimulation device implanted in a person to stimulate an auditory component.. .
08/07/14
20140219860
Process for producing formed parts
A process for producing formed parts made of an aluminum alloy, including the steps of exposing the aluminum alloy to high shearing forces in a mixing and kneading machine, feeding the liquid aluminum alloy to the working space at one end of the housing and, at the other end of the housing, removing from the working space the liquid aluminum alloy now formed as a partially solid aluminum alloy with a predefined solids content, and processing the partially solid aluminum alloy with the predefined solids content into formed parts, wherein the solids content of the aluminum alloy in the working space is set to the predefined solids content by cooling and heating the working space in a targeted manner. The mixing and kneading machine includes a housing with a working space, a worm shaft including kneading blades and axial passage openings, and kneading projections..
08/07/14
20140219487
Listening support device, in particular a hearing aid, and a compressible case for application therewith
A listening support device, such as in particular a hearing aid, includes a part (6) worn in the ear, wherein the part worn in the ear includes an electro-acoustic converter (61) and optionally also includes a microphone (62). The part worn in the ear includes a device housing (6) which is inserted releasably in a compressible case (30) which at least partially encircles the device housing laterally.
08/07/14
20140219486
System and method for enhancing the binaural representation for hearing-impaired subjects
A method of enhancing binaural representation for a subject includes receiving a first signal and a second signal in response to a plurality of sound sources, generating a number of estimated interaural time differences using the first signal and the second signal, converting each of the number of estimated interaural time differences to a corresponding interaural level difference, using one or more of the corresponding interaural level differences to generate an adjusted first signal, and using the adjusted first signal to generate a number of signals delivered to the subject for enhancing the hearing of the subject.. .
08/07/14
20140216471
Intra-oral appliance and methods of using same
The present invention provides a system and method for correcting facial features and oral function in a subject. Also provided are a plurality of intra-oral appliances, which make up the system.
08/07/14
20140215787
Regenerating method of cutting blade, its regenerating equipment, and cutting blade for shearing type grinding machine
A regenerating method of a cutting blade to be repaired includes a chamfering step of chamfering the leading edge part and the side edge parts of a cutting blade, a build-up welding step of welding a build-up on the chamfered leading edge part and side edge parts, and a processing step of regenerating and processing build-up welding portions of the cutting blade into a specified shape of leading edge part and side edge parts, and of the side build-up welding portions formed on the side edge part, dimension l1 of a lateral build-up weld zone is 1 to 3 times of dimension l2 of an outer build-up weld zone.. .
08/07/14
20140215696
Face mask with hearing protection
A face mask combined with hearing protection comprises a piece of material sized and is adapted to cover at least a portion of a face and includes a mask securing member. A hearing protector securing member is fixed to the mask securing member and a hearing protector is fixed to the hearing protector securing member..
07/31/14
20140214242
Providing battery charge state information of electric vehicle
The disclosure is related to providing information on a battery charge state of a parked electric vehicle through at least one of one or more light lamps and one or more speakers of the parked electric vehicle. Particularly, the disclosure may control at least one of a lamp light color, a lamp blink pattern, and a sound pattern according to the battery charge state information such that a user can recognize the battery charge state away from the electric vehicle through hearing and/or vision..
07/31/14
20140214123
Bilateral communication in a two-channel system
A hearing prosthesis system has a hearing prosthesis device for each ear. In the case of a cochlear implant, the prosthesis may have both an external portion and an internal portion.
07/31/14
20140211973
Location based assistance using hearing instruments
Disclosed in some examples is a method of authentication, the method comprising monitoring for the presence of a hearing instrument; responsive to detecting the hearing instrument: establishing a short-range wireless communication session with the hearing instrument; determining an identity of the hearing instrument wearer; and responsive to determining the identity of the wearer, setting a value indicating that the hearing instrument wearer is authenticated with and within the wireless range of the presence device.. .
07/31/14
20140211972
Method of fitting hearing aid connected to mobile terminal and mobile terminal performing the method
A method of fitting a hearing aid connected to a mobile terminal is provided. The method may include acquiring location information of a location of the mobile terminal, transmitting the location information to a server, receiving, from the server, information about at least one recommended fitting parameter model adapted to hearing conditions of the location and hearing characteristics of a user of the hearing aid, and displaying the information about the at least one recommended fitting parameter model.
07/31/14
20140211971
Hearing loss compensation apparatus and method using 3d equal loudness contour
A hearing loss compensation apparatus and method compensate for distortion caused by a change in a sound transmission path using hearing characteristics of a user. The hearing loss compensation apparatus may include a sound direction detection device configured to detect a sound generation direction, in which a sound generates, using one or more microphones, and a sound compensation device configured to compensate the sound using hearing characteristics of a user corresponding to the sound generation direction.
07/31/14
20140209714
Method of high shear comminution of solids
Herein disclosed in a method comprising: shearing a feed comprising a solid component in a high shear device to produce a product, at least a portion of which comprises sheared solids; and separating at least some of the sheared solids from the product to produce a component-reduced product, wherein the solid component in the feed stream comprises a first particle density, and wherein the sheared solids in the product comprise a second particle density greater than the first particle density. In some embodiments, the solid component of the feed comprises gas trapped therein, and wherein at least a portion of said gas is released from the solid component upon shearing.
07/31/14
20140209176
Use of pressure reduction devices for improving downstream oil-and-water separation
A system and method for improving oil-and-water separation in a blended fluid stream are presented. The system includes a pressure reduction device that causes cyclonic flow in the stream.
07/24/14
20140207464
Systems and techniques for producing spoken voice prompts
Methods and systems are described in which spoken voice prompts can be produced in a manner such that they will most likely have the desired effect, for example to indicate empathy, or produce a desired follow-up action from a call recipient. The prompts can be produced with specific optimized speech parameters, including duration, gender of speaker, and pitch, so as to encourage participation and promote comprehension among a wide range of patients or listeners.
07/24/14
20140206789
Silylated polybutadiene
The objective of the present invention is to provide a derivative of polybutadiene suitable as a material of a curable composition for obtaining a cured product having high shearing stress. The present invention provides: a silylated polybutadiene characterized by containing a repeating unit represented by formula (i) (in the formula: r1, r2, and r3 each independently represents an unsubstituted or substituted aryl group, an alkyl group, or an aralkyl group.
07/24/14
20140205919
Gas diffusion layer with improved electrical conductivity and gas permeability and process of making the gas diffusion layer
A gas diffusion layer contains a substrate formed of a carbon containing material and a micro porous layer. The gas diffusion layer can be obtained by dispersing carbon black with a bet surface area of at most 200 m2/g, carbon nanotubes with a bet surface area of at least 200 m2/g and with an average outer diameter of at most 25 nm and a dispersion medium at a shearing rate of at least 1,000 seconds−1 and/or such that, in the dispersion produced, at least 90% of all carbon nanotubes have a mean agglomerate size of at most 25 μm.
07/24/14
20140205124
Method of manufacturing a soft custom ear mold and a soft custom ear mold
A soft custom ear mold (300) comprising: an inner ear mold part (100) consisting of a first bushing (101), a sound tube (102) and an ear wax guard bushing (103), and an outer ear mold part (200) that is adapted to fit an individual ear canal and comprises a sound conduit having holding means adapted to engage said inner part (100). The holding means defines the correct positioning of said inner part (100) in the sound conduit of said outer part (200) whereby a precise and stable positioning of the ear wax guard bushing (103) in the soft custom ear mold (300) is provided.
07/24/14
20140205123
Balloon connector for a hearing aid assembly
A hearing aid assembly comprising an inflatable ear dome, and in particular, a connector for connecting an inflatable ear-dome to a hearing aid.. .
07/24/14
20140205122
Electronics in a receiver-in-canal module
A hearing aid assembly comprising a receiver-in-canal part provided with electronics.. .
07/24/14
20140205121
Hearing device with two or more microphones and two or more resonators having different lengths and the same resonant frequency
The invention regards a hearing device with two or more microphone units each having a conduit leading from a respective sound inlet in the hearing-device housing to a respective transducer, wherein the lengths of the conduits may differ without causing a difference in the frequency characteristics of the microphone units and wherein ultrasonic frequencies may be dampened, while at the same time providing higher freedom in the physical layout of the hearing device. This is achieved in that each conduit comprises a chamber and a pipe forming a resonator, and in that the frequencies of resonance (f1, f2) of the resonators are equal..
07/24/14
20140205120
Hearing instrument housing having a plug-in connection, plug and hearing instrument
A hearing instrument has housing with a plug-in connection. The plug-in connection connects hearing tubes, sound tubes or electrical signal lines.
07/24/14
20140205118
Method of determining operation mode of hearing device and hearing device
A method of determining an operation mode of a hearing device and the hearing device may include detecting an input signal of the hearing device, determining the operation mode of the hearing device by determining whether the input signal is a designated signal related to a programming mode of the hearing device, and controlling the hearing device according to the operation mode.. .
07/24/14
20140205117
System and method for fitting hearing devices
An improved method and apparatus for automatic haring device fitting have been disclosed. The disclosed apparatus includes a search engine for searching the optimal settings of a hearing device, a first selector for patient to alternate the hearing device between two presets, and a second selector for patient to register the preference or no preference to the two presets.
07/24/14
20140203471
Method of molding gas hydrate pellet
A method is for molding a gas hydrate pellet for improving convenience of handling of a natural gas hydrate during transportation and storage, and thereby improving the practical use of the natural gas hydrate. Gas hydrate slurry is fed in a compression chamber, and pressure and compression are applied to the gas hydrate slurry by advancing a compression plunger.
07/24/14
20140202942
Manual hydrodynamic cavitation water treatment device
A manually operated hydrodynamic cavitation water device formed from a cylindrical bottle having an internal chamber constructed and arranged to cause hydrodynamic cavitation of water placed within the bottle upon vigorous shaking. The bottle includes a series of plates positioned within the bottle having a plurality of bi-directional orifices designed to control the velocity of water with each said orifice.
07/24/14
20140202241
Liner top test tool and method of use
An exemplary embodiment of the liner top test tool comprises a mandrel that is coupled to a sealing assembly, which contains at least one radially extendable sealing element, and a test tool support which is axially displaceable in relation to the mandrel. The test tool support contains at least one shearable element preventing axial movement of the test tool support in relation to the mandrel.
07/17/14
20140200443
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.
07/17/14
20140198939
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.
07/17/14
20140198937
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.
07/17/14
20140198936
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.
07/17/14
20140198935
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.. .
07/17/14
20140198934
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.
07/17/14
20140196727
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.. .
07/17/14
20140196688
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.
07/10/14
20140195229
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.
07/10/14
20140194775
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.
07/10/14
20140194774
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.
07/10/14
20140193013
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.
07/10/14
20140193012
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.
07/10/14
20140193011
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.. .
07/10/14
20140193010
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.. .
07/10/14
20140193008
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).. .
07/10/14
20140193007
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.
07/10/14
20140192988
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.
07/10/14
20140192622
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.
07/10/14
20140191496
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..
07/10/14
20140190702
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.
07/10/14
20140190688
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.
07/10/14
20140190493
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.
07/10/14
20140190015
Shearing apparatus
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.
07/03/14
20140187155
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.. .
07/03/14
20140185851
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.
07/03/14
20140185850
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..
07/03/14
20140185849
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.. .
07/03/14
20140185848
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.. .
07/03/14
20140185847
Hearing aid with improved localization
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07/03/14
20140185846
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.. .
07/03/14
20140185845
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.. .
07/03/14
20140185813
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.. .


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