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Additional FM Receiver Function for RIC Hearing Instruments

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000183959D
Published in the IP.com Journal: Volume 9 Issue 6B (2009-06-25)
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2009-Jun-25
Document File: 1 page(s) / 47K

Publishing Venue

Siemens

Related People

Juergen Carstens: CONTACT

Abstract

For hearing aids, many new functions additionally to the designated main function are being implemented by hearing aid manufacturers. The implementation of an FM (Frequency Modulation) receiver is not realized until now.

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Additional FM Receiver Function for RIC Hearing Instruments

Idea: Benjamin Neumann, SG-Singapore; Harald Klemenz, SG-Singapore

For hearing aids, many new functions additionally to the designated main function are being

implemented by hearing aid manufacturers. The implementation of an FM (Frequency Modulation)

receiver is not realized until now.

For the receiving of radio signals, only a wire and a few electronic parts are required. RIC (Receiver-

in-Canal) hearing aids provide such a wire which connects the hearing aid body with the receiver

(Figure 1). That wire can easily be used as an antenna for radio broadcast reception. Additionally, only

the electronic parts which amplify the signals received through the wires are required. These can be

placed in the hearing aid body.

The above described additional function embodies a useful feature for adults and children. For the

realization of this feature no big changes in the design of the hearing aid are required.

Figure 1: Location of the RIC cable

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