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Speech Therapy Using Hearing Aids

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000201612D
Original Publication Date: 2010-Nov-16
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2010-Nov-16
Document File: 1 page(s) / 64K

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Abstract

Stammering is a speech disorder in which the flow of speech is disrupted by involuntary repetitions and prolongations of sounds, syllables, words or phrases, and unintended silent pauses or blocks in which the stutterer is unable to produce sounds. It exists already a speech generating devices which is using techniques and strategies to correct or improve stammering over time. This device picks up the voice from a microphone, delays the sound for a fraction of a second, or shifts the frequency and feeds the voice back through earphones. But the device is not designed to work with a hearing aid or to be deployed in a hearing aid application.

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Speech Therapy Using Hearing Aids

Idea: Ju Lin Teo, SG-Singapore; Jonathan Hartono, SG-Singapore; Nadezhda Neugeborn- Genserovskaya, SG-Singapore; Kong Weng Lai, SG-Singapore; Lit Min Sam, SG-Singapore; Kyaw Naing John Kyaw, SG-Singapore

Stammering is a speech disorder in which the flow of speech is disrupted by involuntary repetitions and prolongations of sounds, syllables, words or phrases, and unintended silent pauses or blocks in which the stutterer is unable to produce sounds. It exists already a speech generating devices which is using techniques and strategies to correct or improve stammering over time. This device picks up the voice from a microphone, delays the sound for a fraction of a second, or shifts the frequency and feeds the voice back through earphones. But the device is not designed to work with a hearing aid or to be deployed in a hearing aid application.

The idea is to combine this existing technique with hearing instruments. For this purpose, an algorithm for speech therapy, such as DAF (Delayed Auditory Feedback) and FAF (Frequency-Shifting Auditory Feedback), will be implemented in the hearing aid microchip. The hearing aid user can select "normal hearing mode" or "mode with speech therapy".

This solution improves the mobility of hearing impaired person with stammering problems using speech therapy. The person can train or pra...