Ear device patents for January 2023

january 2023 hearing aid patents
Holly Hosford-Dunn
March 8, 2023

A bunch of fun and useful patents jump-started 2023 in January. Here’s a sampling.

Breath in, Breath out, Watch Your Heart Rate

  • Starkey patent #11540743, Ear-worn devices with deep breathing assistance, describes a method for guiding deep breathing.
  • Starkey patent #11570562, Hearing assistance device fitting based on heart rate sensor, uses heart rate to guide you to “reseat or adjust the fitting of the hearing assistance device.”

Know Your Audience Staton Techiya’s patent #11570601, Methods and systems for establishing and maintaining presence information of neighboring bluetooth devices, acts like a real-time curated Facebook or Linkedin auditory channel by feeding you the identities and background information on folks in the room (e.g., business, social gatherings, educational lectures).

Safety First Logitech Europe’s patent 11570541, Dynamic lighting for an audio device, is the most fun and useful of all. It kits out your earbuds with lighting arrays that let you safely roam the streets at night, at least till your batteries run out.


The January 2023 patent list


Description Patent Number Assignee Issued
Ear-worn devices with deep breathing assistance 11540743 Starkey Laboratories Inc (Eden Prairie, MN) 1/03/2023
Generation of inner ear cells 11542472 Massachusetts Eye & Ear Infirmary (Boston, MA) 1/03/2023
Load sharing between wireless earpieces 11544104 Bragi GmbH (Munich, DE)


Binaural beamforming microphone array 11546691 Northwestern Polytechnical University (Shanxi, CN) 1/03/2023
Earpiece and method for forming an earpiece 11546698 Staton Techiya LLC (Delray Beach, FL) 1/03/2023
Hearing device with service mode and related method 11546699 GN Hearing A/S (Ballerup, DK) 1/03/2023
Cochlear implant system with an improved selection of temporal features for which to be coded into stimulation pulses 11546700 Oticon Medical A/S (Smorum, DK) 1/03/2023
Custom electronic switchable hearing protection system 11546702 Schumaier, Daniel R (applicant, Elizabethtown, TN) 1/03/2023
Pre-pairing of hearing aids 11546704 Oticon A/S (Smorum, DK) 1/03/2023
Adaptive multi-band hearing device 11546705 GN Audio A/S (Ballerup, DK) 1/03/2023
RF antenna and hearing device with RF antenna 11546706 Oticon A/S (Smorum, DK) 1/03/2023
Convertibility of a bone conduction device 11546708 Cochlear Limited (Macquarie University, AU) 1/03/2023
Hearing prosthesis 11547854 Cochlear Limited (Macquarie University, AU) 1/10/2023
Always on headwear recording system 11550535 Staton Techiya LLC (Delray Beach, FL) Techiya 1/10/2023
Wearable speech input-based vision to audio interpreter 11551688 Snap Inc (Santa Monica, CA) 1/10/2023
Method and device for spectral expansion for an audio signal 11551704 Staton Techiya LLC (Delray Beach, FL) Techiya 1/10/2023
Class-D amplifier with high dynamic range 11552602 Mediatek Inc (Hsinchu, TW) 1/10/2023
Dual zone discharge of rechargeable batteries 11553267 Bose Corporation (Framingham, MA) 1/10/2023
Detection of filter clogging for hearing devices 11553284 GN Hearing A/S (Ballerup, DK) 1/10/2023
Hearing device or system for evaluating and selecting an external audio source 11553285 Oticon A/S (Smorum, DK) 1/10/2023
Wearable hearing assist device with artifact remediation 11553286 Bose Corporation (Framingham, MA) 1/10/2023
Hearing device with neural network-based microphone signal processing 11553287 Starkey Laboratories Inc (Eden Prairie, MN) 1/10/2023
Hearing device with embedded integrated circuit chips 11553288 GN Hearing A/S (Ballerup, DK) 1/10/2023
Implantable sound sensors with non-uniform diaphragms 11553290 Cochlear Limited (Macquarie University, AU) 1/10/2023
Hearing device with printed circuit board assembly and output transducer 11553291 GN Hearing A/S (Ballerup, DK) 1/10/2023
In-the-ear hearing device 11553292 Sivantos Pte Ltd (Singapore, SG) 1/10/2023
Hearing aid insert D975279 P&D Gustafson Inventions LLC (Tulsa, OK) 1/10/2023
Hearing aid D975283 Hu, Huanhuan (applicant, Leiyang, CN) 1/10/2023
Systems and methods for providing electromagnetic therapy to an implantable device recipient 11554268 Advanced Bionics AG (Staefa, CH)


Methods and computer program product for application-based telemedicine for performing a cleaning operation on the ear canal of a patient 11557389 Nupur Technologies LLC (Buffalo, NY) 1/17/2023
Audio device 11557831 Team IP Holdings, LLC (Grand Prairie, TX) 1/17/2023
Knob-like input for a hearable device 11558686 Google LLC (Mountain View, CA) 1/17/2023
Method for directional signal processing for a hearing aid and hearing system 11558696 Sivantos Pte Ltd (Singapore, SG) 1/17/2023
Method to acquire preferred dynamic range function for speech enhancement 11558697 Staton Techiya LLC (Delray Beach, FL) Techiya 1/17/2023
Hearing device component, hearing device, computer-readable medium and method for processing an audio-signal for a hearing device 11558699 Sonova AG (Staefa, CH) 1/17/2023
Methods of estimating ear geometry and related hearing devices 11558700 GN Hearing A/S (Ballerup, DK) 1/17/2023
Electrodes for hearing devices and related methods 11558701 Starkey Laboratories Inc (Eden Prairie, MN) 1/17/2023
Restricting hearing device adjustments based on modifier effectiveness 11558702 Sonova AG (Staefa, CH) 1/17/2023
Apparatus and method for estimation of eardrum sound pressure based on secondary path measurement 11558703 Starkey Laboratories Inc (Eden Prairie, MN) 1/17/2023
Optimization tool for auditory devices 11559224 Soundwave Hearing LLC (Glendale Heights, IL) 1/24/2023
Hearing assistance device incorporating virtual audio interface for therapy guidance 11559252 Starkey Laboratories Inc (Eden Prairie, MN) 1/24/2023
Methods and systems for reducing sound sensitivities and improving auditory processing, behavioral state regulation and social engagement behaviors 11559656 Polyvagal Science LLC (Atlantic Beach, FL) 1/24/2023
Road noise-cancellation system responsive to entertainment audio 11564034 Bose Corporation (Framingham, MA) 1/24/2023
Hearing device and a hearing system comprising a multitude of adaptive two channel beamformers 11564043 Oticon A/S (Smorum, DK) 1/24/2023
Hearing aid with distributed processing in ear piece 11564045 Starkey Laboratories Inc (Eden Prairie, MN) 1/24/2023
Hearing aid system with internet protocol 11564047 Oticon A/S (Smorum, DK) 1/24/2023
Signal processing in a hearing device 11564048 Oticon A/S (Smorum, DK) 1/24/2023
Hearing aid D976412 Park, Kwan Shik & Park, Min Woo (applicants; Jeonju-si, KR) 1/24/2023
Ear tissue scaffold implant for auricular tissue reconstruction 11564792 The Regents of The University of Michigan (Ann Arbor, Mi) 1/31/2023
Wearable active noise reduction (ANR) device having low frequency feedback loop modulation 11568849 Bose Corporation (Framingham, MA) 1/31/2023
Dome for hearing aids 11570537 Oticon A/S (Smorum, DK) 1/31/2023
Dynamic lighting for an audio device 11570541 Logitech Europe SA (Lausanne, CH) 1/31/2023
Acoustic receivers with multiple diaphragms 11570551 Knowles Electronics LLC (Itasca, IL) 1/31/2023
Bone conduction device 11570552 Cochlear Limited (Macquarie University, AU) 1/31/2023
Hearing aid system including at least one hearing aid instrument worn on a user’s head and method for operating such a hearing aid system 11570554 Sivantos Pte Ltd (Singapore, SG) 1/31/2023
Compact hearing aids 11570555 Nanoear Corporation Inc (Houston, TX) 1/31/2023
Method for direction-dependent noise rejection for a hearing system containing a hearing apparatus and hearing system 11570557 Sivantos Pte Ltd (Singapore, SG) 1/31/2023
Stereo rendering systems and methods for a microphone assembly with dynamic tracking 11570558 Sonova AG (Staefa, CH) 1/31/2023
Hearing instrument comprising a parasitic battery antenna element 11570559 GN Hearing A/S (Ballerup, DK) 1/31/2023
Hearing devices and methods of making the same 11570561 Falcom A/S (Ballerup, DK) 1/31/2023
Hearing assistance device fitting based on heart rate sensor 11570562 Starkey Laboratories Inc (Eden Prairie, MN) 1/31/2023
Methods and systems for establishing and maintaining presence information of neighboring bluetooth devices 11570601 Staton Techiya LLC (Delray Beach, FL) techiya 1/31/2023
Earbud D976874 Bose Corporation (Framingham, MA) 1/31/2023



Holly Hosford-Dunn, PhD, owned and operated a dispensing audiology practice in Tucson and was active in management of HearingHealthMatters.org through 2017.  She holds BA degrees in Communication Sciences, Psychology and Economics; MA in Communication Disorders; PhD in Hearing Sciences. Following post-doctoral work at Max Planck Institute (Munich, DE) and Eaton-Peabody Auditory Physiology Lab (Boston), she joined the Stanford medical school faculty as director of audiology. She has authored/edited numerous text books, chapters, journals, and articles and taught Marketing and Practice Management in a variety of academic settings. She continues to consult and write on topics related to hearing health care vis-à-vis consumer demands, professional training, technological advancement, capital investment, industry consolidation, regulatory control, product and service distribution, and strategic pricing.


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