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1. (WO2018087555) EARPHONE

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/087555    International Application No.:    PCT/GB2017/053383
Publication Date: Fri May 18 01:59:59 CEST 2018 International Filing Date: Sat Nov 11 00:59:59 CET 2017
IPC: H04R 1/10
H04R 25/00
Applicants: FLARE AUDIO TECHNOLOGIES LIMITED
Inventors: ROBERTS, Davies
Title: EARPHONE
Abstract:
An earphone (10) to fit into a user's ear canal comprises: a solid core (20) of rigid material; a compressible and resilient tubular suspension layer (40), surrounding part of the core, for suspending and cushioning the core (20) in a user's ear; and an electronic driver (25) mounted on the core (20) to couple sound into the core (20). The sound can then be transmitted from an exposed end (32) of the core (20) to reach the user's eardrum. The combination of the core (20) and the tubular suspension layer (40) is effective at cutting out noise from the surroundings. So the earphone (10) enables the user to hear sounds from the driver (25) without hearing ambient noise.