Ear device patents for January 2024

hearing aid and audio patents january 2024
Holly Hosford-Dunn
March 6, 2024

ObjectVideo Labs’s patent 11875571, is for hearing aid users who stay at home, but not in the way you’d think. Entitled Smart hearing assistance in monitored property, the patent envisions the house as a wireless blueprint for everyday activities in which:

An analysis system can communicate with sensors included in a smart home to improve audio content provided to a person wearing a hearing aid. The audio content can include a stream of audio data for the people with whom the person is speaking, text data, e.g., closed captions, or both.

The January 2024 patent list

Description Patent Number Assignee Issued
Hearing assessment system and method 11857312 The Bionics Institute of Australia (East Melbourne, AU) 1/02/2024
Earplug and pumping systems 11857396 Staton Techiya LLC (Delray Beach, FL) 1/02/2024
Methods for the prevention and treatment of hearing loss 11857551 Ting Therapeutics LLC (Omaha, NE) 1/02/2024
Acoustic output device with antenna 11857787 Cochlear Limited (Macquarie University, AU) 1/02/2024
Voice assistant for wireless earpieces 11861266 Bragi GmbH (Munich, DE) 1/02/2024
Device and method for hearing device customization 11861861 GN Hearing A/S (Ballerup, DK) 1/02/2024
Hearing device comprising an active emission canceller 11862138 Oticon A/S (Smorum, DK) 1/02/2024
Audio device proximity detection 11863927 Bose Corporation (Framingham, MA) 1/02/2024
Retaining member for earpiece of hearing device 11863928 GN Hearing A/S (Ballerup, DK) 1/02/2024
Solenoid actuator in a hearing device 11863935 Starkey Laboratories Inc (Eden Prairie, MN) 1/02/2024
Hearing prosthesis processing modes based on environmental classifications 11863936 Cochlear Limited (Macquarie University, AU) 1/02/2024
Binaural hearing system for providing sensor data indicative of a physiological property, and method of its operation 11863937 Sonova AG (Staefa, CH) 1/02/2024
Hearing aid determining turn-taking 11863938 Oticon A/S (Smorum, DK) 1/02/2024
Systems and methods for facilitating user control of ambient sound attenuation during an audio streaming session 11863939 Sonova AG (Staefa, CH) 1/02/2024
Microphone placement 11863940 Cochlear Limited (Macquarie University, AU) 1/02/2024
Auditory filter fitting for hearing devices


11863941 Anhui Huami Health Technology Co, Ltd Zepp Inc (Anhui FTZ, CN; Cupertino, CA) 1/02/2024
Audio hub 11863951 Bose Corporation (Framingham, MA) 1/02/2024
Personalized three-dimensional audio 11863959 Harman International Industries Inc (Stamford, CT) 1/02/2024
Interaural time difference crossfader for binaural audio rendering 11863965 Magic Leap Inc (Plantation, FL)


Method for hearing system communication and related devices 11863974 GN Hearing A/S (Ballerup, DK) 1/02/2024
Hearing diagnostic system 11864886 Analog Devices Inc (Wilmington, MA) 1/09/2024
Ear-worn electronic system employing wireless powering arrangement for powering an in-ear component during sleep 11864915 Starkey Laboratories Inc (Eden Prairie, MN) 1/09/2024
Headpieceless hearing assistance apparatus, systems and methods with distributed power 11865330 Advanced Bionics AG (Staefa, CH) 1/09/2024
Prosthesis functionality backup 11865338 Cochlear Limited (Macquarie University, AU) 1/09/2024
Implantable medical device system with multi-band antenna arrangement 11865348 Cochlear Limited (Macquarie University, AU) 1/09/2024
Noise cancellation signal saturation control 11869477 Bose Corporation (Framingham, MA) 1/09/2024
Local artificial intelligence assistant system with ear-wearable device 11869505 Starkey Laboratories Inc (Eden Prairie, MN) 1/09/2024
Hearing enhancement methods and systems 11869526 IpVenture Inc (San Jose, CA) 1/09/2024
Hearing device with two microphone filters 11871168 GN Hearing A/S (Ballerup, DK) 1/09/2024
Stand-alone multifunctional earphone for sports activities 11871172 Bragi GmbH (Munich, DE) 1/09/2024
Single microphone hearing aid noise reduction method based on bluetooth headset chip and bluetooth headset 11871183 Shenzhen Tingduoduo Technology Co Ltd (Shenzhen, CN) 1/09/2024
Hearing improvement system 11871184 Ramtrip Ventures LLC 1/09/2024
Hearing aid retention tether 11871185 Sheenah Sling LLC (Naples, FL) 1/09/2024
Method for configuring a hearing-assistance device with a hearing profile 11871187 Concha Inc (San Carlos, CA) 1/09/2024
Multifunctional earphone system for sports activities 11871197 Bragi GmbH (Munich, DE) 1/09/2024
Spatialized audio relative to a peripheral device 11871209 Bose Corporation (Framingham, MA) 1/09/2024
Cochlear implant electrode assembly insertion tool 11872087 Cochlear Limited (Macquarie University, AU) 1/16/2024
Smart hearing assistance in monitored property 11875571 ObjectVideo Labs LLC (Tysons, VA) 1/16/2024
In-ear wireless device 11877112 Apple Inc (Cupertino, CA) 1/16/2024
Magnet system for wireless earbuds and case 11877118 Google LLC (Mountain View, CA) 1/16/2024
Audio training 11877123 Cochlear Limited (Macquarie University, AU) 1/16/2024
Method, apparatus and system for neural network enabled hearing aid 11877125 Chromatic Inc (New York, NY) 1/16/2024
Audio apparatus and method of audio processing for rendering audio elements of an audio scene 11877135 Koninklijke Philips NV (Eindhoven, NL) 1/16/2024
Microphone assembly for use with an off-the-ear sound processor 11878168 Advanced Bionics AG (Staefa, CH) 1/23/2024
Somatic, auditory and cochlear communication system and method 11878169 Somatic (San Diego, CA) 1/23/2024
Shielding device for signal transmission coil 11878175 Cochlear Limited (Macquarie University, AU) 1/23/2024
Implantable medical device short-range radio synchronization 11878177 Cochlear Limited (Macquarie University, AU) 1/23/2024
Ear insert shape determination 11881040 Snugs Technology Ltd (Watchett, GB) 1/23/2024
System and method for visual and auditory communication using cloud communication 11882163 GN Audio A/S (Ballerup, DK) 1/23/2024
Acoustic earwax detection 11882405 Bose Corporation (Framingham, MA) 1/23/2024
Low-latency communication protocol for binaural applications 11882406 Semiconductor Components Industries LLC (Scottsdale, AZ) 1/23/2024
Bone anchor fixture for a medical prosthesis 11882409 Cochlear Limited (Macquarie University, AU) 1/23/2024
Hearing-aid device 11882410 Sivantos Pte Ltd (Singapore, SG) 1/23/2024
Encapsulation of electronic components on substrate for hearing device 11882411 GN Hearing A/S (Ballerup, DK) 1/23/2024
Audition of hearing device settings, associated system and hearing device 11882412 GN Hearing A/S (Ballerup, DK) 1/23/2024
System and method for personalized fitting of hearing aids 11882413 Tuned Ltd (Gan Yoshiya, IL) 1/23/2024
Wearable three-dimensional auricular multi-point bio-signal acquisition, health status monitoring, and bio-stimulation device 11883135 City University of Hong Kong (Hong Kong, HK) 1/30/2024
Compositions and methods for prevention and treatment of hearing loss 11883491 St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital Inc (Memphis, TN) 1/30/2024
Implantable magnet arrangements 11883662 Cochlear Limited (Macquarie University, AU) 1/30/2024
Neural network chip for ear-worn device 11886974 Chromatic Inc (New York, NY) 1/30/2024
Transcutaneous bone-anchored hearing aid with improved packaging 11889247 Oticon Medical A/S (Smorum, DK) 1/30/2024
Method and apparatus for balancing detection sensitivity in producing a differential signal 11889252 Knowles Electronics LLC (Itasca, IL) 1/30/2024
Earpiece passive noise attenuating 11889254 Bose Corporation (Framingham, MA) 1/30/2024
Wearable audio device zero-crossing based parasitic oscillation detection 11889257 Bose Corporation (Framingham, MA) 1/30/2024
In-ear audio system 11889262 Epix Audio LLC (Round Rock, TX) 1/30/2024
Hearing aid device comprising a sensor member 11889265 Oticon A/S (Smorum, DK) 1/30/2024
Modulation in a contact hearing system 11889266 Earlens Corporation (Menlo Park, CA) 1/30/2024
Method for operating a hearing aid system having a hearing instrument, hearing aid system and hearing instrument 11889268 Sivantos Pte Ltd (Singapore, SG) 1/30/2024
Systems and methods for remote loading of a sound processing program onto a sound processor included within a cochlear implant system 11889269 Advanced Bionics AG (Staefa, CH) 1/30/2024
Method for supporting a hearing aid user, hearing aid and computer program product 11889270 Sivantos Pte Ltd (Singapore, SG) 1/30/2024
Charging protocol for rechargable hearing systems 11889271 Earlens Corporation (Menlo Park, CA) 1/30/2024
Implantable medical device 11889272 Cochlear Limited (Macquarie University, AU) 1/30/2024
System for configuring a hearing device 11889273 Nuheara IP PTY Ltd (Northbridge, AU) 1/30/2024
Power regulation of a cochlear implant system 11883674 Oticon Medical A/S (Smorum, DK) 1/30/2024
Acoustic sealing analysis system 11889275 Staton Techiya LLC (Delray Beach, FL) 1/30/2024
Audio apparatus and method therefor 11889286 Koninklijke Philips NV (Eindhoven, NL) 1/30/2024
Electromagnetic interference shielding of MEMS microphone via printed circuit board 11889670 Cochlear Limited (Macquarie University, AU) 1/30/2024


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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