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All-in-One Control Button for Hearing Aid Instruments

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000177639D
Original Publication Date: 2009-Jan-14
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2009-Jan-14
Document File: 2 page(s) / 83K

Publishing Venue

Siemens

Related People

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Abstract

For persons who are hard of hearing it could be very helpful to use a hearing aid. Hearing aids are small electronic devices that amplify sounds. There are several different types of hearing aids, whereas all have the same key components that enable persons to hear better while wearing the instrument. Beside these key components like the microphone, the circuit and the receiver, there are other components, which take up much room, like the On/Off push button, the volume control, the telecoil and the battery. For the production of small hearing aids it is necessary to make these components as small as possible.

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All-in-One Control Button for Hearing Aid Instruments

Idea: Eng Cheong Lim, SG-Singapore; Harald Klemenz, SG-Singapore; Tze Peng Chua, SG-
Singapore; Kristy Lim, SG-Singapore; Li Nah Chua, SG-Singapore; Boon Lan Ng, SG- Singapore; Yong Kiat Ng, SG-Singapore; Elaine Tham, SG-Singapore; Nisha Shakila Ma, SG- Singapore; Matthias Jorgas, SG-Singapore

For persons who are hard of hearing it could be very helpful to use a hearing aid. Hearing aids are small electronic devices that amplify sounds. There are several different types of hearing aids, whereas all have the same key components that enable persons to hear better while wearing the instrument. Beside these key components like the microphone, the circuit and the receiver, there are other components, which take up much room, like the On/Off push button, the volume control, the telecoil and the battery. For the production of small hearing aids it is necessary to make these components as small as possible.

It is proposed to use an all-in-one button, which units all these components required for controlling the hearing aid. Therefore, the battery housing is used as the only control button. All functions with their corresponding operation can be programmed into a chip and controlled by pushing the button in a variety of ways. For example to control the volume, the user has to rotate the battery housin...