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Voice Recognition for Hearing Aid Users

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000202283D
Publication Date: 2010-Dec-13
Document File: 1 page(s) / 62K

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Abstract

For visually handicapped people or persons who have difficulties in remembering other people it can be difficult to cognize or recognize the person they are talking to.
In the following a novel software solution that will be implemented in hearing devices is proposed, so that the hearing aid can try to recognize the speaker and provide a hint to the hearing aid wearer who the speaker is. For this purpose, the user can register the name and the associated voice spectrum to the memory of the hearing device. The registration can be done analogically to commonly used telephones.

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Voice Recognition for Hearing Aid Users

Idea: Kok Meng Tony Ho, SG-Singapore; Wee Boon Ivan Hoh, SG-Singapore; Boon Siang Tan,
SG-Singapore; Chean Khan Goh, SG-Singapore

For visually handicapped people or persons who have difficulties in remembering other people it can be difficult to cognize or recognize the person they are talking to.

In the following a novel software solution that will be implemented in hearing devices is proposed, so that the hearing aid can try to recognize the speaker and provide a hint to the hearing aid wearer who the speaker is. For this purpose, the user can register the name and the associated voice spectrum to the memory of the hearing device. The registration can be done analogically to commonly used telephones.

In action, the hearing aid receives the voice signal of the actual speaker and attempts to match the voice spectrum in order to identify if the speaker is a previously registered name. If the conversational partner is found, the hearing aid informs the hearing aid user about the name of the person he is talking to. This function can be preset in such a way that only in conversational breaks the name or names will be said. If the voice signal cannot be assigned to a specific person, it will be treated as unidentified. If so, there can be a function that allows the hearing aid user to add the new voice signal and...