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1. (WO2018005140) HEARING AUGMENTATION SYSTEMS AND METHODS
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Pub. No.: WO/2018/005140 International Application No.: PCT/US2017/038075
Publication Date: 04.01.2018 International Filing Date: 19.06.2017
IPC:
G10K 11/175 (2006.01) ,H04R 25/00 (2006.01) ,H04R 25/02 (2006.01)
G PHYSICS
10
MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS; ACOUSTICS
K
SOUND-PRODUCING DEVICES;  METHODS OR DEVICES FOR PROTECTING AGAINST, OR FOR DAMPING, NOISE OR OTHER ACOUSTIC WAVES IN GENERAL; ACOUSTICS NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
11
Methods or devices for transmitting, conducting or directing sound in general; Methods or devices for protecting against, or for damping, noise or other acoustic waves in general
16
Methods or devices for protecting against, or for damping, noise or other acoustic waves in general
175
using interference effects; Masking sound
H ELECTRICITY
04
ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
R
LOUDSPEAKERS, MICROPHONES, GRAMOPHONE PICK-UPS OR LIKE ACOUSTIC ELECTROMECHANICAL TRANSDUCERS; DEAF-AID SETS; PUBLIC ADDRESS SYSTEMS
25
Deaf-aid sets
H ELECTRICITY
04
ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
R
LOUDSPEAKERS, MICROPHONES, GRAMOPHONE PICK-UPS OR LIKE ACOUSTIC ELECTROMECHANICAL TRANSDUCERS; DEAF-AID SETS; PUBLIC ADDRESS SYSTEMS
25
Deaf-aid sets
02
adapted to be supported entirely by ear
Applicants:
K/S HIMPP [DK/DK]; Nymoellevej 6 DK 3540 Lynge, DK
Inventors:
MANSER, Steven; US
KELLER, Daniel S.; US
DUNDAS, Drew; US
BACHO, Edward V.; US
PERKINS, Rodney C.; US
Agent:
CAMORIANO, Theresa; US
Priority Data:
15/432,83014.02.2017US
62/357,46901.07.2016US
Title (EN) HEARING AUGMENTATION SYSTEMS AND METHODS
(FR) SYSTÈMES ET PROCÉDÉS D'AMÉLIORATION DE LA CAPACITÉ AUDITIVE
Abstract:
(EN) Various systems and methods are disclosed herein to increase the quality of the sound and intelligibility of speech delivered to a user by combining electric audio signals from more than one hearing assistance device that incorporates an active signal enhancement system. The method includes receiving electric audio signals at a first hearing assistance device, and sending electric audio signals to a second hearing assistance device. The electric audio signal is encoded as a replacement for input to an microphone channel located at the second hearing assistance device. The electric audio signals from the microphone located at the first hearing assistance device and the microphone located at the second hearing assistance device are combined.
(FR) L'invention concerne divers systèmes et procédés pour augmenter la qualité du son et l'intelligibilité de la parole délivrée à un utilisateur en combinant des signaux audio électriques provenant de plus d'un dispositif d'aide auditive comportant un système d'amélioration de signal actif. Le procédé consiste à recevoir des signaux audio électriques au niveau d'un premier dispositif d'aide auditive, et à envoyer des signaux audio électriques à un second dispositif d'aide auditive. Le signal audio électrique est codé en tant que remplacement destiné à être entré dans un canal de microphone situé au niveau du second dispositif d'aide auditive. Les signaux audio électriques provenant du microphone situé au niveau du premier dispositif d'aide auditive et du microphone situé au niveau du second dispositif d'aide auditive sont combinés.
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African Regional Intellectual Property Organization (ARIPO) (BW, GH, GM, KE, LR, LS, MW, MZ, NA, RW, SD, SL, ST, SZ, TZ, UG, ZM, ZW)
Eurasian Patent Office (AM, AZ, BY, KG, KZ, RU, TJ, TM)
European Patent Office (EPO) (AL, AT, BE, BG, CH, CY, CZ, DE, DK, EE, ES, FI, FR, GB, GR, HR, HU, IE, IS, IT, LT, LU, LV, MC, MK, MT, NL, NO, PL, PT, RO, RS, SE, SI, SK, SM, TR)
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Publication Language: English (EN)
Filing Language: English (EN)