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Method and apparatus for controlling a hearing instrument to relieve tinitus, hyperacusis, and hearing loss

A hearing instrument and a method for operating a hearing instrument is provided. The hearing instrument and/or the method includes a tinnitus relief sound.. ... Otico

Hearing device

A hearing device configured to be worn at an ear of a user, where the hearing device comprising an antenna unit. The antenna unit comprises an active unit being connected to a ground unit by a feeder unit, the active unit includes an active surface, and a shield unit having a continuous surface, where a first section of the continuous surface may be arranged adjacent to the active surface. ... Otico

Hearing device including an external antenna part and an internal antenna part

The disclosure presents a method and a hearing device comprising a first portion adapted for being arranged behind an ear of a user for providing a signal, an output transducer for converting the signal to an acoustic output, a coupling element coupled to the first portion, and wherein the coupling element is adapted for transmitting at least the signal or the acoustic output. Furthermore, the hearing device comprises an antenna which includes an external antenna part and an internal antenna part, where the internal antenna part includes a first antenna element, a second antenna element where a first end of the second antenna element is arranged at one end of the first antenna element and is connected thereto, and where a second end of the second antenna element is connected to a ground plane, and a third antenna element which is spaced at a distance from the second antenna element and connected to the first antenna element, a feeding unit configured to supply a current to the antenna via the third antenna element, a wireless interface for receiving and/or sending data by means of the antenna, and wherein the coupling element comprises the external antenna part, and where the external antenna part is connected to the internal antenna part.. ... Otico

Assembly for hearing aid

An assembly for a hearing aid is disclosed. The hearing aid with the assembly comprises an in the ear part and a behind the ear part and a part mechanically interconnecting the two parts. ... Otico

Hearing device including an external antenna and an internal parasitic element

The disclosure presents a method and a hearing device comprising a first portion adapted for being arranged behind an ear of a user for providing a signal, an output transducer for converting the signal to an acoustic output, a coupling element coupling to the first portion, an antenna comprising an external antenna arranged at least externally to the first portion and an internal parasitic element, a feeding unit configured to supply a current to the external antenna, and the feeding unit is further configured to supply the current to the internal parasitic element via a wireless coupling, a wireless interface for receiving and/or transmitting data by means of the antenna, and wherein the coupling element comprises the external antenna.. . ... Otico

Wireless communication device for communicating with multiple external devices via a wireless communication unit

The disclosure presents a method and a wireless communication device configured to use a first communication protocol for performing a first communication event and a second communication protocol for performing a second communication event, comprising; a first processing unit may be configured to perform the first communication event within a first communication window by the use of the first communication protocol; a second processing unit may be configured to perform the second communication event within a second communication window by the use of the second communication protocol; a wireless communication unit connected to a radio-frequency antenna may be configured to transmit and/or receive a packet wirelessly, and the wireless communication unit is further connected to the second processing unit, the second processing unit may be configured to perform the second communication event of the packet via the wireless communication unit, and the wireless communication unit is further connected to the first processing unit configured to perform the first communication event of the packet via the wireless communication unit. Additionally, the second processing unit or the wireless communication unit may be configured to transmit an event signal to the first processing unit when performing the second communication event or when the wireless communication unit receives a packet, respectively, and the first processing unit is configured to arrange the first communication window (or the first communication event) with respect to the second communication window (or the second communication event) based on the event signal so that the interference between the first communication window and the second communication window is minimized when the first processing unit and the second processing unit performs the first communication event and the second communication event, respectively.. ... Otico

Transmodiolar electrode array and a manufacturing method

According to an embodiment, an electrode array for a transmodiolar implant is disclosed. The implant includes a substrate, a conductive metal located at a plurality of discrete portions on the substrate; and a single layer of insulation material over the conductive metal and the substrate. ... Otico

Hearing device comprising a dynamic compressive amplification system and a method of operating a hearing device

A hearing device, e.g. A hearing aid, comprises a) an input unit providing an electric input signal with a first dynamic range of levels comprising a target signal and/or a noise signal; b) an output unit providing output stimuli; c) a dynamic compressive amplification system comprising c1) a level detector unit providing a level estimate of the electric input signal; c2) a level post processing unit for providing a modified level estimate in dependence of a first control signal; c3) a level compression unit for providing a compressive amplification gain in dependence of the modified level estimate and a user's hearing data; and c4) a gain post processing unit for providing a modified compressive amplification gain in dependence of a second control signal; d) a control unit configured to provide a classification of said electric input signal, and to provide said first and second control signals based on said classification; and e) a forward gain unit for applying the modified compressive amplification gain to the electric input signal. ... Otico

Binaural hearing aid system comprising two wireless interfaces and a user interface

A binaural aid assistance system comprises first and second hearing assistance devices adapted for being located at or in left and right ears of a user. Each of the first and second hearing assistance devices comprises a) a first wireless interface comprising first antenna and transceiver circuitry adapted for establishing a first communication link to the respective other hearing assistance device based on near-field communication; b) a second wireless interface comprising second antenna and transceiver circuitry adapted for establishing a second communication link to an auxiliary device based on far-field communication. ... Otico

Hearing system comprising a binaural speech intelligibility predictor

The application relates to a binaural hearing system comprising left and right hearing devices, e.g. Hearing aids, each comprising a) a multitude of input units, each providing a time-variant electric input signal xi(t) representing sound received at an ith input unit, t representing time, the electric input signal xi(t) comprising a target signal component si(t) and a noise signal component vi(t), the target signal component originating from a target signal source; b) a configurable signal processing unit for processing the electric input signals and providing a processed signal y(t); c) an output unit for creating output stimuli to the user, d) transceiver circuitry allowing information to be exchanged between the hearing devices, and e) a binaural speech intelligibility (si) prediction unit for providing a binaural si-measure of the predicted speech intelligibility of the user when exposed to said output stimuli, based on processed signals yl(t), yr(t) from the signal processing units of the respective left and right hearing devices. ... Otico

Hearing aid with an extended dome

A dome for attachment to an in the ear canal element is disclosed. The dome is configured to be inserted into an ear canal of a user and comprises a front portion adapted to be brought into contact with an ear canal of the user, wherein the dome comprises a through-going sound canal and an elongated intermediate portion configured to extend front portion.. ... Otico

Method of reducing noise in an audio processing device

The application relates to a method of reducing reverberation in an audio processing device and to an audio processing device. The object of the present application is to provide an alternative method of reducing noise, e.g. ... Otico

Hearing device comprising an own voice detector

The application relates to a hearing device, e.g. A hearing aid, adapted for being arranged at least partly on a user's head or at least partly implanted in a user's head. ... Otico

Binaural cochlear implant system

According to an aspect, a binaural cochlear implant system is disclosed. The system includes an implantable stimulator; an ipsilateral cochlear implant electrode array connected to the stimulator and a lead connected to the stimulator at a first end of the lead and provided with a contralateral binaural cochlear implant electrode array at a second end of the lead, the lead being configured to be implanted beneath the skin above the skull of a hearing aid user, wherein the lead comprises at least one electrical wire connecting the contralateral binaural cochlear implant electrode array with the stimulator, and a reinforcement fiber running along length of the at least one electrical wire.. ... Otico

05/17/18 / #20180139547

Microphone inlet for hearing aid

The disclosure relates to an inlet member for a microphone system in a hearing instrument, such as a hearing aid, wherein the inlet member has a main body portion having a first portion and a second portion, the second portion being provided with a first recess for accommodating a microphone comprising a snout for conducting sound energy into the interior of the microphone, wherein the first recess is provided with a sound channel formed for engagement with the snout of the microphone, where the sound channel at the end hereof facing away from the microphone is acoustically coupled to a third recess in the first portion, the third recess being defined by wall portions that provide a seal to corresponding inner surface portions of a hearing instrument, in which the inlet member is mounted.. . ... Otico

05/17/18 / #20180139531

Wireless hearing device

The invention relates to a wireless hearing device that comprises an ear part, an elongated part and a guide unit. The ear part is configured to be worn in an ear of the user of the hearing device and comprises a speaker unit that is arranged in an ear part housing of the ear part. ... Otico

05/17/18 / #20180133477

Cochlear implant system for processing multiple sound source information

According to an embodiment, a cochlear implant system is disclosed. The system includes an input unit, a filterbank, a processing unit and an implant. ... Otico

05/03/18 / #20180124524

Hearing device comprising an amplifier system for minimizing variation in an acoustical signal caused by variation in gain of an amplifier

The disclosure presents a method and an amplifier system for minimizing variation in an acoustical signal caused by variation in gain of an amplifier, comprising a battery for providing a supply voltage to the amplifier, a digital signal processor for providing the acoustical signal to the amplifier, a controller unit receiving an enablement signal when the supply voltage is in an offset mode, and based on the enablement signal requesting a measured voltage during a time period, and a first analog-to-digital converter configured for measuring the supply voltage to the amplifier when receiving the request from the controller unit or the first analog-to-digital converter is configured for measuring the supply voltage to the amplifier continuously, and where variations in the measured voltage relates to variations in the supply voltage during the time period. Furthermore, the controller unit is configured to predict offset modes (i.e. ... Otico

04/19/18 / #20180109890

Hearing device and a method for protecting components of a hearing device

A hearing device includes at least one electrical component arranged in a cavity, where the cavity is filled at least partly with a filling material. The hearing device further comprises a cavity enclosure structure enclosing the cavity, which cavity enclosure structure comprises an injection hole and an opening, where the filling material extends from the injection hole towards the opening through the cavity so that the filling material is detectable through the opening.. ... Otico

04/12/18 / #20180103330

Hearing device comprising an automatic power switching

According to an aspect, a hearing device such as a bone conduction hearing aid is disclosed. The device includes an implantable prosthetic system comprising a receiver coil, and an external audio processor device. ... Otico

04/05/18 / #20180098161

Wireless binaural hearing system

. . A binaural hearing system includes a left-ear hearing device, a right-ear hearing device and an auxiliary device. The auxiliary device has a connected mode wherein it transmits data messages and a disconnected mode wherein it does not transmit data messages, and the auxiliary device is adapted to enable the connected mode in dependence on receiving beacon messages, to synchronise its transmission of data messages with received beacon messages and to enable the disconnected mode in dependence on not receiving beacon messages. ... Otico

04/05/18 / #20180092283

Pneumatic element for an agricultural tool comprising a rigid base

An agricultural tool element (3) comprises a non-inflated tire (9) with a tread (9-1) and a pair of sidewalls (9-2) each connected to the tread (9-1) at a respective first end portion. The element (3) additionally comprises a rigid, generally annular base (7), by means of which the tire (9, 103) is fitted on a rotary support (2, 101) of an agricultural tool. ... Otico

03/29/18 / #20180090158

Voice activitity detection unit and a hearing device comprising a voice activity detection unit

A voice activity detection unit is configured to receive at least two electric input signals in a number of frequency bands and a number of time instances, k and m being frequency band and time indices, respectively, (k, m) defining a specific time-frequency tile of said electric input signal. The voice activity detection unit is configured to provide a resulting voice activity detection estimate comprising one or more parameters indicative of whether or not a given time-frequency tile contains or to what extent it comprises a target speech signal. ... Otico

03/22/18 / #20180084353

Miniature hearing instrument configured for positioning at least partially in bony region of ear canal

The application relates to a portable electronic device comprising a) a folded substrate carrying components of the device, and b) another, separate component having a fixed outer contour, and c) a housing for enclosing said folded substrate and said separate component, said housing having an inner contour, wherein said folded substrate is folded from a planar substrate along a folding line, said folded substrate exhibiting outer edges comprising a folded edge following said folding line. The application further relates to a method of manufacturing a folded substrate. ... Otico

03/22/18 / #20180084352

Hearing aid system with an aligned auditory perception

A hearing aid system includes a first unit producing first perception and second auditory unit producing second perception. The units are configured to provide a first and second auditory perceptions respectively. ... Otico

03/15/18 / #20180077505

Mounting assembly for a bone conduction hearing device

A mounting assembly for arranging a bone conducting hearing device to a skin surface over the skull of a user is disclosed. The mounting assembly comprises an attachment element configured to be attached to a corresponding vibrator attachment element of a vibrator assembly, the attachment element and the vibrator attachment element being adapted to operationally couple with each other; a plate member configured to be arranged over the skin surface; one or more removably arranged mounting structures arranged outside the skull for attaching the mounting assembly to the skin surface over the skull.. ... Otico

03/15/18 / #20180077502

Hearing aid device comprising a sensor member

A hearing aid device is disclosed. The hearing aid device comprises means to improve, augment and/or protect the hearing capability of a user by receiving acoustic signals from the surroundings of the user, generating corresponding audio signals, possibly modifying the audio signals and providing the possibly modified audio signals as audible signals to at least one of the user's ears. ... Otico

03/15/18 / #20180077500

Hearing device with fixation arrangement

A hearing device comprising a housing configured to be arranged in the ear canal or behind the outer ear of a user, wherein an attachment arrangement is mechanically connected to the housing. The attachment arrangement comprises at least one first attachment part and at least one second attachment part, which is configured to be arranged relative to each other by means of one or more attraction members provided on each of said first and second attachment parts.. ... Otico

03/08/18 / #20180070185

Hearing device

A hearing device comprising a first and a second input sound transducers, a processing unit, and an output sound transducer. The first transducer is configured to be arranged in an ear canal or in the ear of the user, to receive acoustical sound signals from the environment and to generate first electrical acoustic signals from the received acoustical sound signals. ... Otico

03/01/18 / #20180063654

Hearing device comprising a feedback detection unit

A hearing device, e.g. A hearing aid, comprises a forward path for processing an electric signal representing sound including a) an input unit for receiving or providing an electric input signal representing sound, b) a signal processing unit, c) an output transducer for generating stimuli perceivable as sound to a user, d) a feedback detection unit configured to detect feedback or evaluate a risk of feedback via an acoustic or mechanical or electrical feedback path from said output transducer to said input unit and comprising d1) a magnitude and phase analysis unit for repeatedly determining magnitude, mag, and phase, phase, of said electric input signal and further parameters based thereon, and d2) a feedback conditions and detection unit configured to check criteria for magnitude and phase feedback condition, respectively, based on said values, and to provide a feedback detection signal indicative of feedback or a risk of feedback.. ... Otico

03/01/18 / #20180061411

Hearing aid device with speech control functionality

A hearing aid device for processing signals comprising audio in order to assist a hearing impaired user and being configured to be arranged at, behind and/or in an ear of the user is disclosed. The hearing aid device comprises at least one input transducer, an output transducer, an antenna, a wireless interface, and a signal processing unit. ... Otico

02/22/18 / #20180054683

Hearing system comprising a hearing device and a microphone unit for picking up a user's own voice

A body worn hearing system comprises a hearing device, e.g. A hearing aid, and a separate microphone unit for picking up a voice of the user. ... Otico

02/15/18 / #20180048969

Partner microphone unit and a hearing system comprising a partner microphone unit

A partner microphone unit comprising a) a multitude microphones for picking up a sound from the environment providing corresponding electric input signals, each comprising a target signal component and a noise signal component; b) a multi-input unit noise reduction system for providing an estimate Ŝ of the target sound s comprising the person's voice and comprising a multi-input beamformer filtering unit coupled to said input units and configured to determine filter weights for providing a beamformed signal, wherein signal components from other directions than a direction of the target signal source are attenuated, whereas signal components from the direction of the target signal source are left un-attenuated; c) antenna and transceiver circuitry for establishing an audio link to another device; and wherein the multi-input beamformer filtering unit comprises an adaptive beamformer is provided.. . ... Otico

02/15/18 / #20180043161

Hearing assistance device comprising an implantable part

The application relates to a hearing assistance device comprising an implantable part for electrically stimulating an auditory nerve of a user. The application further relates to a method of operating a hearing assistance device. ... Otico

02/08/18 / #20180041851

Hearing aid battery drawer with a thin film

A hearing aid comprising a housing configured to receive a battery is disclosed. The housing comprises a battery drawer configured to receive the battery, wherein the battery drawer comprises a cover and a surrounding structure configured to at least partly surround the battery. ... Otico

02/08/18 / #20180041849

Binaural hearing system configured to localize a sound source

A hearing aid system comprising a pair of hearing devices, e.g. Hearing aids, worn at the ears of a user receives a target signal generated by a target signal source and transmitted through an acoustic channel to microphones of the hearing aid system. ... Otico

02/08/18 / #20180041848

Binaural hearing aid device

The invention relates to a binaural hearing aid device, comprising a first hearing aid and a second hearing aid, respectively. Each hearing aid comprises a microphone unit, a receiver unit, an audio processor and a speaker unit. ... Otico

02/08/18 / #20180036538

Hearing system

The present disclosure relates to a hearing system. The hearing system comprises an implantable device configured to be implanted under the skin of a wearer and an external device configured to be positioned at an ear of the wearer. ... Otico

02/01/18 / #20180035195

Instrument with remote object detection unit

The present disclosure relates to an apparatus having a directional antenna system having adaptable directionality and a direction determination system configured to determine a desired direction, the directionality of the directional antenna system may be modified or adapted based on the desired direction.. . ... Otico

01/18/18 / #20180020302

Hearing aid

A hearing device configured to be worn in an ear canal, wherein the hearing device comprises a housing, a receiver, one or more microphones and a battery. The receiver is arranged in the housing in a manner in which the receiver at least partly extends outside of the housing, and a sealing element is configured to be arranged in the bony region of the ear canal.. ... Otico

01/11/18 / #20180014132

Hearing aid comprising a locking mechanism

According to an embodiment, a hearing aid is disclosed. The hearing aid includes a first functional unit and a second functional unit. ... Otico

01/11/18 / #20180014130

Hearing assistance system comprising an eeg-recording and analysis system

A hearing assistance system comprises an input unit for providing electric input sound signals ui, each representing sound signals ui from a multitude nu of sound sources si, an electroencephalography (eeg) system for recording activity of the auditory system of the user's brain and providing a multitude ny of eeg signals yj, and a source selection processing unit receiving said electric input sound signals ui and said eeg signals yj, and in dependence thereof configured to provide a source selection signal Ŝx indicative of the sound source sx that the user currently pays attention to using a selective algorithm that determines a sparse model to select the most relevant eeg electrodes and time intervals based on minimizing a cost function measuring the correlation between the individual sound sources and the eeg signals, and to determine the source selection signal Ŝx based on the cost functions obtained for said multitude of sound sources.. . ... Otico

12/28/17 / #20170374478

Method and a hearing device for improved separability of target sounds

A hearing device, a hearing system and a method for improving a hearing impaired person's ability to perceptually separate a target sound from competing sounds, the target sound and the competing sounds forming a composite sound signal having a given frequency range, where the method comprises the steps of: (i) subdividing the frequency range of the composite sound signal into a plurality of frequency sub-bands; (ii) grouping frequency sub-bands based on comparable characteristics of the plurality of frequency sub-bands; (iii) for each of the groups calculating a group envelope; and (iv) multiplying the signal in the frequency sub-bands of each individual group by a function or functions that enhance(s) peaks of the group envelope and/or attenuates energy in troughs in the group envelope. The comparable characteristics may be the correlation between the envelope of each of the bands in the specific group of frequency sub-bands and the corresponding group envelope.. ... Otico

12/28/17 / #20170374477

Control of a hearing device

A hearing aid device for augmenting environment sounds to alleviate a hearing loss of the user. The hearing aid device comprises a sensor to sense an input from the user in order to change one or more operating parameters of the hearing aid.. ... Otico

12/21/17 / #20170366907

Detachable filter member for hearing aid device

A replaceable filter member for a hearing aid device is disclosed. The filter member comprising an unit with a housing configured to be inserted into the ear canal of a user of the hearing aid device. ... Otico

12/14/17 / #20170355229

Rolant farm element

An agricultural implement comprises a wheel body with a peripheral groove, a tire with a bead projecting radially inward, and a radial lock which locks the tire around the wheel body. The bead is shaped so as to be housed in the groove when the tire is mounted around the wheel body. ... Otico

11/30/17 / #20170347207

Hearing device comprising a filterbank and an onset detector

. . 2>+c), where * denotes the complex conjugation and • denotes the statistical expectation operator, and c is a constant, and wherein said adaptive beam former filtering unit (bfu) comprises a smoothing unit for implementing said statistical expectation operator by smoothing the complex expression c2*•c1 and the real expression. . A hearing device comprises a) a forward path, comprising a1) an input unit for providing a time-domain electric input signal as digital samples, a2) an analysis filter bank configured to provide a time-frequency representation of said electric input signal, a3) a signal processing unit for processing a signal of the forward path and providing a number of processed channel-signals, b) an onset detector configured to receive said time-domain electric input signal before entering said analysis filter bank, and to provide an onset control signal dependent on a current first order derivative of an envelope thereof, c) a level estimation unit for estimating a current level of said frequency sub-band signals, and comprising c1) a level adjustment unit configured to adjust the current levels of said frequency sub-band signals, and to control said level adjustment in dependence of said onset control signal. The invention may be used in audio devices, e.g. ... Otico

11/23/17 / #20170339495

Configurable hearing aid comprising a beamformer filtering unit and a gain unit

The application relates to a hearing aid comprising a forward path comprising a) a multitude of input units for providing a multitude of electric input signals ini, i=1, . . ... Otico

11/16/17 / #20170332182

Binaural hearing system and method

The present disclosure regards a binaural hearing system configured to receive sound signals from the environment having two hearing instruments to be worn on respective sides of the head of a user and to generate a binaural signal using the received sound signals of both hearing instruments.. . ... Otico

10/26/17 / #20170311097

Hearing device comprising electrodes for picking up a physiological response

The application relates to a hearing device, e.g. A hearing aid, comprising a first part for being inserted in an ear canal or fully or partially implanted in the head of a user, the first part comprising at least one electrode unit, termed a pr-electrode unit, for making contact to skin or tissue of a user when mounted or implanted in an operational condition, the at least one pr-electrode unit being configured to pick up a physiological response from the user, and wherein the at least one pr-electrode unit comprises an electrically conductive material, e.g. ... Otico

10/12/17 / #20170295573

Multiple transmission network

. . . . A wireless communication method and a system comprising a first audio source unit and at least a second audio source unit each comprising; a connection management interface for connecting to a network topology, a protocol management interface, a management link and a communication link, and during a configuration period the first audio source unit may be configured to listen for a notification packet via the management link, and, based on a first criteria, the first audio source unit may be configured to establish, via the protocol management interface, a communication group and a respective communication frame. Furthermore, where the first audio source unit may be a coordinator of the communication group, the coordinator may then be configured to establish notification packets in the communication frame, and the notification packets may then be transmitted via the management link assigned to a first time interval in the communication frame. ... Otico

10/12/17 / #20170295437

Hearing device comprising a beamformer filtering unit

A hearing aid comprises a) first and second microphones b) an adaptive beamformer filtering unit comprising, b1) a first and second memories comprising a first and second sets of complex frequency dependent weighting parameters representing a first and second beam patterns, where said first and second sets of weighting parameters are predetermined initial values or values updated during operation of the hearing aid, b3) an adaptive beamformer processing unit providing an adaptation parameter βopt(k) representing an adaptive beam pattern configured to attenuate unwanted noise under the constraint that sound from a target direction is essentially unaltered, b4) a third memory comprising a fixed adaptation parameter βfix(k) representing a third, fixed beam pattern, b5) a mixing unit providing a resulting complex, frequency dependent adaptation parameter βmix(k) as a combination of said fixed and adaptively determined frequency dependent adaptation parameters βfix(k) and βopt(k), respectively, and b6) a resulting beamformer (y) for providing a resulting beamformed signal ybf based on first and second microphone signals, said first and second sets of complex frequency dependent weighting parameters, and said resulting complex, frequency dependent adaptation parameter βmix(k).. . ... Otico

10/05/17 / #20170289711

Hearing device comprising modular engagement means

A hearing device comprising a housing is disclosed. The housing is configured to provide for a modular type hearing device. ... Otico

10/05/17 / #20170289704

Hearing device and monitoring system thereof

A system for monitoring the status and/or performance of one or more hearing devices is disclosed. The system comprises a number of access points configured to receive wireless signals transmitted by the hearing devices, wherein the access points are connected to a central unit communicatively connected to the internet/cloud, wherein the system is configured to automatically monitor the status and/or performance of one or more parameter of the one or more hearing devices received by access points, wherein the monitored parameters are accessible from the central unit and/or from a cloud service.. ... Otico

09/28/17 / #20170280258

Antenna unit

The present disclosure relates to a hearing instrument including a housing to be worn at an ear of a person. The hearing instrument including an antenna unit having a slot. ... Otico

09/28/17 / #20170280256

Binaural hearing assistance system comprising two wireless interfaces

The application relates to a binaural hearing assistance system comprising first and second hearing assistance devices adapted for being located at or in left and right ears of a user. The application further relates to a method of operating a binaural hearing assistance system. ... Otico

09/28/17 / #20170280255

Binaural hearing assistance system comprising two wireless interfaces

The application relates to a binaural hearing assistance system comprising first and second hearing assistance devices adapted for being located at or in left and right ears of a user. The application further relates to a method of operating a binaural hearing assistance system. ... Otico

09/21/17 / #20170272874

Audio assist system for pairing between a hearing aid and audio system

The invention relates to an audio assist system, comprising a hearing aid, an external handheld device and an audio system comprising a bluetooth audio transmitter, wherein the hearing aid comprises a bluetooth receiver. The hearing aid and the external handheld device are temporarily connected via a wireless data link, and both the audio system and the external handheld device each comprise an infrared receiver and/or transmitter for establishing an at least unidirectional ir link between the external handheld device and the audio system. ... Otico

09/21/17 / #20170272870

Method for predicting the intelligibility of noisy and/or enhanced speech and a binaural hearing system

An intrusive binaural speech intelligibility predictor system receives a target signal comprising speech in left and right essentially noise-free and noisy and/or processed versions at left and right ears of a listener. The system comprises a) first, second, third and fourth input units for providing time-frequency representations of said left and right noise-free and noisy/processed versions of the target signal, respectively; b) first and second equalization-cancellation stages adapted to receive and relatively time shift and amplitude adjust the left and right noise-free and noisy/processed versions, respectively, and to provide resulting noise-free and noisy/processed signals, respectively; and c) a monaural speech intelligibility predictor unit for providing final binaural speech intelligibility predictor value si-measure based on said resulting noise-free and noisy/processed signals. ... Otico

09/07/17 / #20170257712

Hearing aid configured to be operating in a communication system

The invention relates to a communication system comprising a hearing aid, a communication unit, a relay server, a rule processing server, and at least one external device, wherein the rule processing server comprises a data communication interface to communicate with said relay server and with a plurality of external devices over a plurality of data communication channels, a rule processor, and a rule base comprising a set of rules, each rule defining an action to be triggered in response to a trigger event. Said rule processor is configured to generate an action request signal in response to an event signal representing a trigger event. ... Otico

09/07/17 / #20170256269

Monaural intrusive speech intelligibility predictor unit, a hearing aid and a binaural hearing aid system

A monaural intrusive speech intelligibility predictor unit comprises: first and second input units for providing time-frequency representations s(k,m) and x(k,m) of noise-free and noisy and/or processed versions of a target signal, respectively, k being a frequency bin index, k=1, 2, . . ... Otico

08/24/17 / #20170245068

Rf antenna and hearing device with rf antenna

The present disclosure relates to an rf antenna adapted to receive and/or transmit electromagnetic rf signals within a first frequency range enclosing a first frequency of resonance of the rf antenna, the rf antenna comprising: an electrically conductive antenna element having a feed for electrically connecting to an rf transmitter and/or an rf receiver; an electronic component adapted to receive and/or provide one or more electric signals from/to an electronic circuit within a second frequency range not overlapping the first frequency range; and one or more electric leads electrically connected to lead the one or more electric signals between the electronic component and the electronic circuit, each of the one or more electric leads being electrically connected to the electronic circuit through a respective inductor adapted to reflect and/or attenuate signals within the first frequency range and pass signals within the second frequency range.. . ... Otico

07/20/17 / #20170208402

Hearing aid comprising a flexible connection member

. . A hearing aid device configured to be inserted into the ear canal of a hearing aid user. The hearing aid includes a receiver, a hearing instrument body, and a connection member extending between the hearing instrument body and the receiver. ... Otico

07/20/17 / #20170208390

Microphone for a hearing aid

An electronic device, such as a hearing aid. The electronic device comprising a microphone unit, which are arranged in a hearing aid housing so as to optimize the vibration sensitivity of the microphone unit towards changes in the environment, potentially causing the housing to be influenced by vibrations, is disclosed. ... Otico

06/22/17 / #20170180893

Hearing device

A hearing device comprising a first shell member and a second shell member constituting a housing when assembled is disclosed. The hearing device comprises a chassis provided with attachment structures for attachment of the first shell member and the second shell member to the chassis.. ... Otico

06/22/17 / #20170180883

System and method for sharing network resources between hearing devices

A system for enabling a hearing device wireless access to a communication network includes a first transceiver unit in the hearing device communicating according to a first communication protocol. The system also includes a server device including an input/output unit connected to the communication network and configured to communicate according to a second communication protocol. ... Otico

06/22/17 / #20170180882

Hearing device comprising a sensor for picking up electromagnetic signals from the body

The application relates to a hearing device, e.g. A hearing aid, comprising a sensor part adapted for being located at or in an ear or for fully or partially for being implanted in the head of a user. ... Otico

06/22/17 / #20170180879

Hearing device comprising a feedback detector

The application relates to a hearing device comprising a) first and second input transducers for picking up sound signals from the environment and providing first and second electric input signals, b) a first and signal strength detectors for providing signal strength estimates of the first and second electric input signal, the first input transducer being located at or behind an ear of the user, and the second input transducer being located at or in an ear canal of the user. The hearing device further comprises c) a signal processing unit providing a processed signal based on the first and second electric input signals, and d) an output unit comprising an output transducer for converting the processed signal or a signal originating therefrom to a stimulus perceivable by said user as sound. ... Otico

06/22/17 / #20170180878

Hearing device comprising a microphone control system

A hearing device, e.g. A hearing aid, comprises a) first and b) second input transducers located on the head, and at or in an ear canal of the user, respectively, and providing respective electric input signals, c) a signal processing unit comprising c1) a weighting unit for applying weights to the electric input signals, and c2) a hearing loss processing unit providing a processed signal. ... Otico

06/22/17 / #20170173332

Method and system for rapid acquisition of evoked compound action potential recordings

According to an embodiment, a system for acquiring ecap recordings at a later session for a cochlear implant patient is disclosed. The system includes a receiving unit configured to receive, corresponding to an electrode, a stored prior individual value from a plurality of stored prior individual values of ecap /an ecap prior growth function, the plurality of stored prior individual values or the ecap prior growth function being obtained at a previous session. ... Otico

06/08/17 / #20170164122

Hearing system for estimating a feedback path of a hearing device

A hearing system comprises a programming device comprising a) a feedback path analyzer for providing an estimate of a feedback path from an output transducer to an input transducer of a hearing device, and b) a programming interface allowing the exchange of data between the programming device and the hearing device. The programming device is configured to receive corresponding input and output time segments of an electric input signal and of a processed output signal, respectively, of the hearing device, via the programming interface, and the feedback path analyzer is configured to determine the estimate of the feedback path based on the input and output time segments. ... Otico

05/18/17 / #20170142527

Hearing aid device comprising a sensor member

A hearing aid device is disclosed. The hearing aid device comprises means to improve, augment and/or protect the hearing capability of a user by receiving acoustic signals from the surroundings of the user, generating corresponding audio signals, possibly modifying the audio signals and providing the possibly modified audio signals as audible signals to at least one of the user's ears. ... Otico

04/27/17 / #20170118567

Hearing device with a barrier element

A hearing device, e.g. A hearing aid, having a protection system is disclosed. ... Otico

04/27/17 / #20170118566

Hearing aid interconnection system

According to an embodiment, a hearing aid system is disclosed. The hearing aid system includes a hearing aid device, an abutment and an extension member. ... Otico

04/27/17 / #20170118563

Measurement apparatus for a bone conduction hearing device

According to an embodiment, an apparatus for sensing vibrations produced by a bone conduction hearing aid is disclosed. The apparatus includes a proximal end, a distal end and a side surface. ... Otico

04/13/17 / #20170105074

Hearing device and a hearing system configured to localize a sound source

The problem of estimating the direction to one or more sound sources of interest relative to a user wearing a pair of hearing devices, e.g. Hearing aids, is dealt with. ... Otico

03/30/17 / #20170094431

Hearing device

A hearing device configured to be worn at an ear of a user, where the hearing device comprising an antenna unit. The antenna unit comprises an active unit being connected to a ground unit by a feeder unit, the active unit includes an active surface, and a shield unit having a continuous surface, where a first section of the continuous surface may be arranged adjacent to the active surface. ... Otico

03/23/17 / #20170086001

Hearing device

A hearing device is disclosed. The hearing device comprises a chassis and a printed circuit board attached to the chassis. ... Otico

03/23/17 / #20170086000

Hearing aid device with integrated antenna

A hearing aid device configured to communicate wirelessly with an external device is disclosed. The hearing aid device comprises a housing with a microphone, an amplifier, where the hearing aid device comprises an antenna and either: a) a tube configured to deliver sound acoustically from a receiver in the housing to an ear mould or a dome or electrically to a receiver in an ear mould or a dome or b) a hook configured to deliver sound acoustically from a receiver in the housing to an ear mould or a dome. ... Otico

03/16/17 / #20170078805

Hearing device

A hearing device comprising a first and a second input sound transducers, a processing unit, and an output sound transducer. The first transducer is configured to be arranged in an ear canal or in the ear of the user, to receive acoustical sound signals from the environment and to generate first electrical acoustic signals from the received acoustical sound signals. ... Otico

03/16/17 / #20170078803

Hearing assistance device comprising an input transducer system

The application relates to a hearing assistance device (had) comprising (a) an input transducer system comprising (a1) an audio input transducer (ait), and (a2) a first supplementary input transducer (sit1), (b) an output transducer (ot) for converting a processed output signal to a stimulus perceivable by said user as sound, and (c) a signal processing unit (spu) operationally connected to said audio input transducer (ait), to said first supplementary input transducer (sit1), and to said output transducer (ot), said signal processing unit (spu) being configured for processing said electric audio input signal, and said first supplementary electric input signal, and for providing said processed output signal. The audio input transducer (ait) is adapted for being located in an ear of the user. ... Otico

03/09/17 / #20170070832

Sealing earpiece

An earpiece configured to be worn in an ear canal of a user is disclosed. The earpiece includes an adaptor having an interface configured to receive at least a part of a speaker unit and hereby be attached to the speaker unit. ... Otico

03/09/17 / #20170070826

Microphone matching unit and hearing aid

The invention relates to a method and an apparatus for performing a microphone matching of a hearing aid comprising a first microphone, a second microphone and a receiver in a predetermined spatial arrangement to each other. The method comprises the steps of: generating an output sound signal by means of the receiver; picking up a first and second input sound signal by the first and second microphones while the output sound signal is generated; converting the first and second input sound signals into a first and second electrical microphone output signal by means of the microphones; determining a first and second microphone response of the microphones; determining a microphone response difference between the first microphone response and the second microphone response; determining a matching difference between the microphone response difference and a predetermined reference microphone response difference; and adapting at least a first microphone gain of the first microphone according to the matching difference to reduce the matching difference.. ... Otico

03/02/17 / #20170064468

Hearing device interface

A hearing device interface for a wired connection between a hearing device and an external device is disclosed. In particular an interface for a hearing aid. ... Otico

03/02/17 / #20170064461

Method for increasing battery lifetime in a hearing device

The disclosure relates to a method for extending the battery lifetime in a hearing device, and to a hearing device with means for extending the battery lifetime of the hearing device. The hearing device comprise an amplifier providing an output signal and a controllable maximum power output limiter configured to limit the output signal from the amplifier when the output signal form the amplifier exceeds a predefined threshold: the hearing device further comprise a speech detector providing a control signal to the controllable maximum power output limiter, where the speech detector is further provided with an input terminal for receiving an input signal, such as the signal provided by a microphone. ... Otico

02/16/17 / #20170048626

Binaural hearing assistance system comprising binaural noise reduction

The application relates to a binaural hearing assistance system comprising left and right hearing assistance devices, and a user interface, to its use and to a method. The left and right hearing assistance devices comprises a) at least two input units for providing a time-frequency representation of an input signal in a number of frequency bands and a number of time instances; and b) a multi-input unit noise reduction system comprising a multi-channel beamformer filtering unit operationally coupled to said at least two input units and configured to provide a beamformed signal. ... Otico

02/09/17 / #20170041722

Hearing aid device having battery drawer

A hearing aid device comprising a housing having an opening and a battery drawer is disclosed. The hearing aid device comprises a housing having an opening and a battery drawer that constitutes a battery door that is rotably mounted to the housing. ... Otico

02/09/17 / #20170040581

Battery assembly for a hearing device

A battery assembly for an electronic device such as a hearing aid is disclosed. The battery assembly includes; a compartment having a longitudinal axis and a transversal axis and being configured to receive and contain a battery; at least one electrical connection member for establishing electrical connection to a negative pole of the battery; at least one electrical connection member for establishing electrical connection to a positive pole of the battery; a guide structure configured to guide the battery into a predefined position in the compartment. ... Otico

01/12/17 / #20170013375

Spacer and hearing device comprising it

A spacer attached to or being configured to be attached to a pull-out string for a hearing device is disclosed. The spacer comprises a contact portion adapted for being brought into contact with the wall of the ear canal of a hearing device user and hereby maintain the pull-out string in a distance from the wall of the ear canal.. ... Otico

01/12/17 / #20170013374

Hearing device with detachable speaker unit

The present disclosure relates to detachable speaker units for hearing aid devices, and the hearing aid devices having detachable speaker units. The detachable speaker unit have at least an output transducer for providing a signal perceivable as sound to a user. ... Otico

01/12/17 / #20170013371

Method for selecting transmission direction in a binaural hearing aid

The disclosure relates to binaural hearing instruments and more particularly to reduction of processing time required in a binaural hearing aid system. According to the disclosure, there is provided a method comprising mono-directional transmission of data blocks comprising audio and/or information frames from one hearing instrument to the other hearing instrument or vice versa in a binaural hearing aid. ... Otico

01/12/17 / #20170006768

Pneumatic furrow

A tire for a furrow press roller comprises a sole via which the tire is mounted on a field roller support, a tread opposite to the sole, and two sidewalls connecting the tread to the sole. The sole, the tread and the sidewalls together delimit a non-inflatable chamber. ... Otico

01/05/17 / #20170006724

Feedthrough connectors

According to an embodiment, an implantable medical device is disclosed. The device includes a sealed housing enclosing an electronic circuitry, a plurality of feedthrough conductors, each conductor of the plurality of feedthrough conductors includes a proximal end part connected to the enclosed electronic circuitry and a distal end part available external to the housing. ... Otico

01/05/17 / #20170006393

Methods and devices for correct and safe placement of an in-ear communication device in the ear canal of a user

A method for correct placement of an in-ear communication device, e.g. A hearing aid, in an ear canal of a user, the in-ear communication device comprising an acoustic seal towards inner surfaces of the ear canal and being configured to be located in a bony part of the ear canal during normal operation, comprises: placing the in-ear communication device in the ear canal thereby forming a substantial acoustic seal in the soft part of the ear canal; generating body-conducted sound to inner surface portions of the user's ear canal; gradually inserting the device deeper into the ear canal in the direction towards the ear drum, until a position where the sound level perceived by the user decreases; maintaining the device in this position in the ear canal, this position being the correct position of the device in the bony part of the ear canal. ... Otico

01/05/17 / #20170006390

Insert member for a hearing device

An insert for a hearing device is disclosed. The insert member is a flexible sealing part configured to be inserted into the ear canal of a hearing device user. ... Otico

01/05/17 / #20170004841

Enhancement of noisy speech based on statistical speech and noise models

A system for enhancement of noisy speech comprises an input unit is configured to subdivide the spectrum of the input signal into a plurality of frequency sub-bands and to provide time-frequency coefficients x(k,m) for a sequence [x(k, m′−d+1) . . ... Otico








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