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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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Troll Thoughts,Troll Tallies

Regular readers of Hearing Economics are familiar with the ever-lengthening list of hearing aid patents that appears here bi-monthly.  The lists are boring to read and boring to compile but they get space because they’re important.   They reflect a battle between innovation and corporate control that is growing not only in size but in intensity,…

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