hearing aid patents october 2021

Ear device patents for October 2021

No Longer a Joke

 

Audiologists have long suffered a few standard jokes from patients, first and foremost the old “What” response to queries about hearing difficulty. Running a close second, sadly, is the one where patients ask for a device that will boost sound but  turn off their spouses. 

Clinicians largely smile and ignore such standup routines, aiming to extinguish the behavior while emphasizing the importance of spousal communication. But, while we’re counseling patients not to turn off their spouses, along comes Acer’s patent #11158301, which promises to do just that. It seems that the joke is on us:

In daily life, one may regard some people’s talking in the vicinity as an interference. At times, one may wish to give his/her ears a break but at the same time does not want to miss other important voice message. Therefore, a specific object voice cancellation mechanism is provided to help the user achieve peace of mind.

 

The October 2021 Patent List

 

Description

Patent Number

Assignee

Issued

Apparatuses and methods for setting cochlear implant system stimulation parameters based on electrode impedance measurements

11135430

Advanced Bionics AG (Staefa, CH)

10/05/2021

Implant magnet system

11135440

Cochlear Limited (Macquarie University, AU)

10/05/2021

Hearing accommodation

11140264

Sorenson IP Holdings LLC (Salt Lake City, UT)

10/05/2021

Open-ear headphone

11140469

Bose Corporation (Framingham, MA)

10/05/2021

Hearing device or system for evaluating and selecting an external audio source

11140494

Oticon A/S (Smorum, DK)

10/05/2021

Sound signal modelling based on recorded object sound

11140495

GN Hearing A/S (Ballerup, DK)

10/05/2021

Ear-worn electronic device incorporating an integrated battery/antenna module

11140496

Starkey Laboratories Inc (Eden Prairie, MN)

10/05/2021

Wax management system

11140498

Eargo Inc (Mountain View, CA)

10/05/2021

Acoustic feedback path modeling for hearing assistance device

11140499

Starkey Laboratories Inc (Eden Prairie, MN)

10/05/2021

Wireless earbud

D932469/70/71

LG Electronics Inc (Seoul, KR)

10/05/2021

Programmable hearing assistive device

11144646

Widex A/S (Lynge, DK)

10/12/2021

Human auditory system modeling with masking energy adaptation

11145317

Digimarc Corporation (Beaverton, OR)

10/12/2021

Hearing device

11146878

Boco Inc (Tokyo, JP)

10/12/2021

Ear cap and earphone

11146879

Guangdong Oppo Mobile Telecommunications Corp Ltd (Dongguan, CN)

10/12/2021

Method of operating a hearing aid system and a hearing aid system

11146897

Widex A/S (Lynge, DK)

10/12/2021

Listening device with automatic mode change capabilities

11146898

III Holdings 4, LLC (Wilmington, DE)

10/12/2021

Hearing device and method for tuning hearing device par

11146899

GN Hearing A/S (Ballerup, DK)

10/12/2021

Wireless earbud

D933048

LG Electronics Inc (Seoul, KR)

10/12/2021

Ear visualization system

11147713

3NT Medical Ltd (Rosh Ha’Avin, IL)

10/19/2021

Agent for preventing or ameliorating hearing impairment

11147796

Tohoku University (Miyagi, JP); Kake Educational Institution (Okayama, JP)

10/19/2021

External speech processor unit for an auditory prosthesis

11147969

Cochlear Limited (Macquarie University, AU)

10/19/2021

Adaptive, integrated, and interactive education and communication system for people with hearing loss and hearing healthcare providers and related methods

11151896

Applicant: Healthcare Technologies and Methods LLC (Fredericksburg, VA)

10/19/2021

Ambient sound enhancement based on hearing profile and acoustic noise cancellation

11153677

Apple Inc (Cupertino, CA)

10/19/2021

Micro-speaker audio power reproduction system and method with reduced energy use and thermal protection using micro-speaker electro-acoustic response and human hearing thresholds

11153682

Cirrus Logic Inc (Austin, TX)

10/19/2021

Method for operating a hearing system and hearing system

11153692

Sivantos Pte Ltd (Singapore, SG)

10/19/2021

User adjustable weighting of sound classes of a hearing aid

11153693

Sonova AG (Staefa, CH)

10/19/2021

Hearing aid and method for use of same

11153694

Texas Institute of Science Inc (Richardson, TX)

10/19/2021

Hearing devices and related methods

11153695

GN Hearing A/S (Ballerup, DK)

10/19/2021

Ear canal modeling using pattern projection

11153696

Virtual 3-D Technologies Corp (Charlton, MA)

10/19/2021

Anatomically customized ear canal hearing apparatus

11153697

Earlens Corporation (Menlo Park, CA)

10/19/2021

Systems for authorizing performance of an operation by a hearing device

11153698

Sonova AG (Staefa, CH)

10/19/2021

Method of operating a hearing aid fitting system and a hearing aid fitting system

11153699

Widex A/S (Lynge, DK)

10/19/2021

Magnet management MRI compatibility

11154711

Cochlear Limited (Macquarie University, AU)

10/26/2021

Systems and methods for gradually adjusting a control parameter associated with a cochlear implant system

11154720

Advanced Bionics AG (Staefa, CH) bionics

10/26/2021

Method for eliminating specific object voice and ear-wearing audio device using same

11158301

Acer Incorporated (New Taipei, TW)

10/26/2021

Ear-worn devices with high-dielectric structural elements

11158935

Starkey Laboratories Inc (Eden Prairie, MN)

10/26/2021

Hearing assistance device using unencoded advertisement for eavesdropping on Bluetooth master device

11159896

Starkey Laboratories Inc (Eden Prairie, MN)

10/26/2021

Method for charging a battery of a hearing aid and a hearing aid with a battery charging unit

11159897

Sonova AG (Staefa, CH)

10/26/2021

Module of a hearing device, a removal tool, a hearing device and a method of separating a module from a housing

11159898

Sonova AG (Staefa, CH)

10/26/2021

Bimodal hearing stimulation system

11159900

Advanced Bionics AG (Staefa, CH) bionics

10/26/2021

Bone conduction device having a multilayer piezoelectric element

RE48797

Cochlear Limited (Macquarie University, AU)

10/26/2021

 

 

Holly Hosford-Dunn, Hearing Health MattersHolly 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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