hearing aid patents september 2022

Ear device patents for September 2022

While technological advances continue to evolve the world of hearing devices, other technologies delve closer to the core problem by considering methods to nip the hearing problem in the bud, thereby alleviating the need for some devices that limit themselves to hearing correction. Here are a few nip-in-the-bud patents in this month’s list: 

  • #11433073 by Ting Therapeutics reports on treatment or prevention of hearing loss by administering to an animal in need thereof an inhibitor of epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR)
  • Sensorion’s #11433077 notes a chemical problem and suggests a chemical solution: characteristics do not render traditional CNIs (cyclosporin A & tacrolimus) acceptable drug candidates for the treatment of sensorineural hearing loss. [but]… certain setron family members capable of inhibiting the protein phosphatase calcineurin effectively treated hearing loss in a pre-clinical animal model when administered after acoustic trauma.. …use of calcineurin-inhibiting members of the setron family of compounds as safe and effective therapeutic agents in prophylaxis and treatment of sensorineural hearing loss.

Editor’s Note: Trying to find out more detail about a specific patent? Due to recent changes on the US patent website, the links will no longer take you directly to the patent in question, you need to enter the patent number in the search bar to get to where you need to go.

 

The September 2022 Patent List

 

Description

Patent Number

Assignee

Issued

Method and system for detecting hearing impairment

11432746

International Business Machines Corporation (Armonk, NY)

9/06/2022

Ear wax removal device and methods thereof

11432964

Earways Medical Ltd (Rosh Ha’Ayin, IL)

9/06/2022

Therapeutic device for treatment of conditions relating to the sinuses, nasal cavities, ear, nose and throat

11432993

Healthy Humming LLC (Columbia, SC)

9/06/2022

Compositions and methods for the prevention and treatment of hearing loss

11433073

Ting Therapeutics LLC (Omaha, NE)

9/06/2022

Calcineurin inhibitors of the setron family for the treatment of hearing loss

11433077

Sensorion (Montpellier, FR)

9/06/2022

Systems and methods for optimizing spectral resolution for a hearing system

11433236

Advanced Bionics AG (Staefa, CH) bionics

9/06/2022

Wireless communication in an implantable medical device system

11433245

Cochlear Limited (Macquarie University, AU)

9/06/2022

Slotted stiffening member for facilitating an insertion of an electrode lead into a cochlea of a patient

11433246

Advanced Bionics AG (Staefa, CH) 

9/06/2022

Eyeglasses accessory for combined hearing aid and/or eyeglasses retention

11435599

HaggOPTix LLC (Bozeman, MT)

9/06/2022

Earpiece for determining state of closing element for vent

11438686

GN Hearing A/S (Ballerup, DK)

9/06/2022

Method for operating a hearing aid system, and hearing aid system

11438707

Sivantos Pte Ltd (Singapore, SG)

9/06/2022

Acoustic filter with enhanced valve stroke

11438709

Sonova AG (Staefa, CH)

9/06/2022

Contextual guidance for hearing aid

11438710

Bose Corporation (Framingham, MA)

9/06/2022

Hearing assist device employing dynamic processing of voice signals

11438711

Bose Corporation (Framingham, MA)

9/06/2022

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

11438712

Widex A/S (Lynge, DK)

9/06/2022

Binaural hearing system with localization of sound sources

11438713

GN Hearing A/S (Ballerup, DK)

9/06/2022

Method for ensuring symmetric audio quality for hands-free phoning

11438714

Sonova AG (Staefa, CH)

9/06/2022

Hearing aids with frequency controls

11438715

Applicant: Robertson, Marley C

9/06/2022

System and method for personalized hearing aid adjustment

11438716

Tuned Ltd (Gan Yoshiya, IL)

9/06/2022

Electronic module for a hearing device

11438718

Oticon A/S (Smorum, DK) A/S

9/06/2022

Ear probe for hearing testing

11439349

Interacoustics A/S (Middelfart, DK)

9/13/2022

Advanced electrode array insertion with conditioning

11439811

Cochlear Limited (Macquarie University, AU)

9/13/2022

Transformable speech processor module for a hearing prosthesis

11439821

Cochlear Limited (Macquarie University, AU)

9/13/2022

Fixation system for an implantable medical device

11439834

Cochlear Limited (Macquarie University, AU)

9/13/2022

Method for operating a hearing device, and hearing device

11445014

Sivantos Pte Ltd (Singapore, SG)

9/13/2022

Telephone system for the hearing impaired

11445056

Eugenious Enterprises LLC (Medina, OH)

9/13/2022

Rendering binaural audio over multiple near field transducers

11445299

Dolby Laboratory Licensing Corporation (San Francisco, CA)

9/13/2022

Method and apparatus for robust acoustic feedback cancellation

11445306

Starkey Laboratories Inc (Eden Prairie, MN)

9/13/2022

Personal communication device as a hearing aid with real-time interactive user interface

11445307

Applicant: Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (Mumbai, IN)

9/13/2022

Method of controlling access to hearing instrument services

11445308

Sonova AG (Staefa, CH)

9/13/2022

Cable for a hearing device

11445309

Sonova AG (Staefa, CH)

9/13/2022

Bone conduction devices utilizing multiple actuators

11445311

Cochlear Limited (Macquarie University, AU)

9/13/2022

Hybrid electrically- and mechanically-stimulating cochlear implant

11445312

Cochlear Limited (Macquarie University, AU)

9/13/2022

System for configuring a hearing device

11445313

Nuheara IP Pty Ltd (Northbridge, WA)

9/13/2022

Method for processing an audio signal, signal processing unit, binaural renderer, audio encoder and audio decoder

11445323

Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft zur Foerderung der angewandten Forschung eV (Munich, DE)

9/13/2022

Charging unit

D963573

Sonova AG (Staefa, CH)

9/13/2022

Adhesive earplugs useful for sealing the ear canal

11446182

Tusker Medical Inc (Menlo Park, CA)

9/20/2022

Methods and compositions for the prevention and treatment of hearing loss

11446308

St Jude Children’s Research Hospital (Memphis, TN)

9/20/2022

Charger antenna unit, charger device, and device to be charged

11451089

Oticon A/S (Smorum, DK)

9/20/2022

Pairing of hearing devices with machine learning algorithm

11451910

Sonova AG (Staefa, CH)

9/20/2022

Hearing device and method of manufacturing the same

11451911

Sonova AG (Staefa, CH)

9/20/2022

Dynamic selection of primary wireless earbud device

11451897

Amazon Technologies Inc (Seattle, WA)

9/20/2022

Communication device for hearing protection devices

11451900

Good Sportsman Marketing LLC (Irvine, TX)

9/20/2022

Pairing of hearing devices with machine learning algorithm

11451910

Sonova AG (Staefa, CH)

9/20/2022

Hearing device and method of manufacturing the same

11451911

Sonova AG (Staefa, CH)

9/20/2022

System, method and computer program product for three-dimensional (3D) computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) of hearing protection and/or noise reduction ear appliance

11451912

Lockheed Martin Corporation (Bethesda, MD)

9/20/2022

Forked ear cup

D964570

Restorear Devices LLC (Bozeman, MT)

9/20/2022

Apparatus and methods for making cochlear implant electrode arrays

11452865

Advanced Bionics AG (Staefa, CH) bionics

9/27/2022

Electrode locating systems and methods for use within a cochlear implant patient

11452866

Advanced Bionics AG (Staefa, CH) bionics

9/27/2022

Microphone device to provide audio with spatial context

11457308

Sonova AG (Staefa, CH)

9/27/2022

Hearing device configured for audio classification comprising an active vent, and method of its operation

11457318

Sonova AG (Staefa, CH)

9/27/2022

Hearing device incorporating dynamic microphone attenuation during streaming

11457319

Starkey Laboratories Inc (Eden Prairie, MN)

9/27/2022

Selectively collecting and storing sensor data of a hearing system

11457320

Sonova AG (Staefa, CH)

9/27/2022

Hearing aid device having wireless communication

11457321

Oticon A/S (Smorum, DK)

9/27/2022

Implantable dual-vibrator hearing system

11457322

Oticon Medical A/S (Smorum, DK)

9/27/2022

Custom elastomeric earmold with secondary material infusion

11457323

GN Hearing A/S (Ballerup, DK)

9/27/2022

 

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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