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1. (WO1999008380) IMPROVED LISTENING ENHANCEMENT SYSTEM AND METHOD

Pub. No.:    WO/1999/008380    International Application No.:    PCT/US1998/010693
Publication Date: Fri Feb 19 00:59:59 CET 1999 International Filing Date: Sat May 30 01:59:59 CEST 1998
IPC: H03G 5/18
H04B 1/10
H04S 1/00
Applicants: HEARING ENHANCEMENT COMPANY, L.L.C.
Inventors: BLUM, Ronald, D.
KOKONASKI, William, E.
SAUNDERS, William, R.
VAUDREY, Michael, A.
Title: IMPROVED LISTENING ENHANCEMENT SYSTEM AND METHOD
Abstract:
The present invention will separate the voice band audio from the background audio in an audio program (43). The end user can adjust the volume of the mostly voice band (47) and the background (45) separately to his hearing needs or taste. An analog or digital bandpass (46) filter or adaptive speech filter can be used for extracting the voice band audio.