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1. WO2000042816 - METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR FITTING HEARING DEVICE TIPS

Publication Number WO/2000/042816
Publication Date 20.07.2000
International Application No. PCT/US2000/000831
International Filing Date 12.01.2000
Chapter 2 Demand Filed 07.08.2000
IPC
A61B 1/227 2006.01
AHUMAN NECESSITIES
61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
BDIAGNOSIS; SURGERY; IDENTIFICATION
1Instruments for performing medical examinations of the interior of cavities or tubes of the body by visual or photographical inspection, e.g. endoscopes; Illuminating arrangements therefor
227for ears, i.e. otoscopes
H04R 25/00 2006.01
HELECTRICITY
04ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
RLOUDSPEAKERS, MICROPHONES, GRAMOPHONE PICK-UPS OR LIKE ACOUSTIC ELECTROMECHANICAL TRANSDUCERS; DEAF-AID SETS; PUBLIC ADDRESS SYSTEMS
25Deaf-aid sets
CPC
A61B 1/227
AHUMAN NECESSITIES
61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
BDIAGNOSIS; SURGERY; IDENTIFICATION
1Instruments for performing medical examinations of the interior of cavities or tubes of the body by visual or photographical inspection, e.g. endoscopes
227for ears, i.e. otoscopes
H04R 2460/17
HELECTRICITY
04ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
RLOUDSPEAKERS, MICROPHONES, GRAMOPHONE PICK-UPS OR LIKE ACOUSTIC ELECTROMECHANICAL TRANSDUCERS; DEAF-AID SETS; PUBLIC ADDRESS SYSTEMS
2460Details of hearing devices, i.e. of ear- or headphones covered by H04R1/10 or H04R5/033 but not provided for in any of their subgroups, or of hearing aids covered by H04R25/00 but not provided for in any of its subgroups
17Hearing device specific tools used for storing or handling hearing devices or parts thereof, e.g. placement in the ear, replacement of cerumen barriers, repair, cleaning hearing devices
H04R 25/652
HELECTRICITY
04ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
RLOUDSPEAKERS, MICROPHONES, GRAMOPHONE PICK-UPS OR LIKE ACOUSTIC ELECTROMECHANICAL TRANSDUCERS; DEAF-AID SETS; PUBLIC ADDRESS SYSTEMS
25Deaf-aid sets ; , i.e. electro-acoustic or electro-mechanical hearing aids; Electric tinnitus maskers providing an auditory perception
65Housing parts, e.g. shells, tips or moulds, or their manufacture
652Ear tips; Ear moulds
H04R 25/656
HELECTRICITY
04ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
RLOUDSPEAKERS, MICROPHONES, GRAMOPHONE PICK-UPS OR LIKE ACOUSTIC ELECTROMECHANICAL TRANSDUCERS; DEAF-AID SETS; PUBLIC ADDRESS SYSTEMS
25Deaf-aid sets ; , i.e. electro-acoustic or electro-mechanical hearing aids; Electric tinnitus maskers providing an auditory perception
65Housing parts, e.g. shells, tips or moulds, or their manufacture
652Ear tips; Ear moulds
656Non-customized, universal ear tips, i.e. ear tips which are not specifically adapted to the size or shape of the ear or ear canal
Applicants
  • SONIC INNOVATIONS [US/US]; 2795 East Cottonwood Parkway Suite 660 Salt Lake City, UT 84121, US
Inventors
  • BRIMHALL, Owen, D.; US
  • KOSKOWICH, Gregory, N.; US
Agents
  • NEUGEBOREN, Craig, A.; Lyon & Lyon LLP 633 West Fifth Street Suite 4700 Los Angeles, CA 90071-2066, US
  • VIERING, JENTSCHURA & PARTNER; Steinsdorfstr. 6 D-80538 München, DE
Priority Data
09/232,74715.01.1999US
Publication Language English (EN)
Filing Language English (EN)
Designated States
Title
(EN) METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR FITTING HEARING DEVICE TIPS
(FR) PROCEDES ET APPAREIL PERMETTANT D'AJUSTER LES EMBOUTS D'UN APPAREIL DE CORRECTION AUDITIVE
Abstract
(EN)
A gauge tip (40) for fitting in-the-canal hearing device tips is formed to fit on an existing otoscope (30) and includes on its distal end (42) a fastening device to enable variously sized hearing device tips (50) to be attached. The otoscope assembly, including the gauge tip (40) and hearing device tip (50), is inserted into a person's ear canal and the physician or audiologist can make an assessment as to the proper fit of the hearing device tip. Larger or smaller hearing device tips or complete gauge tips can be readily interchanged until a proper fit is achieved.
(FR)
La présente invention concerne un embout de calibrage (40) permettant d'ajuster les embouts d'un appareil de correction auditive à insérer entièrement dans le canal auditif, lequel embout est formé de manière qu'il peut se fixer sur un otoscope existant (30) et comprend, à son extrémité distale (42), un dispositif de fixation permettant d'attacher des embouts (50) d'appareil de correction auditive de tailles variées. L'ensemble otoscope, qui comprend l'embout de calibrage (40) et l'embout de l'appareil de correction auditive (50), est inséré dans le canal auditif d'une personne ; il permet au médecin ou à l'audiologiste d'évaluer si l'embout de l'appareil de correction auditive est bien ajusté, et si tel n'est pas le cas, de le remplacer aisément par des embouts d'appareil de correction auditive plus grands ou plus petits ou par des embouts de calibrage complets jusqu'à ce qu'il trouve l'embout adéquat.
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