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US Hearing Aid/Device Patents for September and October 2013

Another bunch of patents compiled, with a few notes of varying importance. Important: “Hearing aid” and “hearing device” are quickly becoming inadequate to capture innovations and new players in the ear-level communication field.  Patent applications are proliferating from a variety of sources for diverse technologies and methodologies (e.g., Patent Application 20130272555).  It’s tempting to include them…

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Hearing Aid Flexible Elongated Member Prompts Patent Probe

Hearing aid manufacturers are pursuing market power with a vengeance, if you credit the comment in last week’s post that “Patents and patent protection… extend a firm’s market power.” Siemens wins for Most Patents Issued, a good place to be if they’re once again putting themselves up for top-dollar sale. Panasonic and Phonak tie for Title…

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Biotechnology Patents for Hearing and Hearing Devices

As promised, here’s an update of interesting hearing technology patents — the list is long but it only encompasses the last two months of 2012.  I think you’ll agree, it looks like a Christmas wish list — hearing aids that tell you how your body’s doing, that find themselves, that test your hearing, that do…

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