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Rubber Diaphragm Used with Receiver for ITE Hearing Instruments

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000208573D
Original Publication Date: 2011-Jul-13
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2011-Jul-13
Document File: 2 page(s) / 306K

Publishing Venue

Siemens

Related People

Juergen Carstens: CONTACT

Abstract

Hearing devices like ITE (In-The-Ear) instruments are currently using a rubber tubing with receiver to eliminate the vibration developed in the receiver (see Figure 1).

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Rubber Diaphragm Used with Receiver for ITE Hearing Instruments

Idea: Subramanian Bashkaran, SG-Singapore; Rubab Shahbaz Khan, SG-Singapore

Hearing devices like ITE (In-The-Ear) instruments are currently using a rubber tubing with receiver to

eliminate the vibration developed in the receiver (see Figure 1).

The novel idea is to use a rubber diaphragm instead of using a tubing. The diaphragm is made of a

rubber material that helps to absorb the vibration developed by the receiver (see Figure 2).

The advantage compared to the tubing is that the diaphragm can be glued outside the shell. This

again helps to service the receiver assembly more easily. In addition, the production time will be

minimized because the receiver tubing cut and glue process will be avoided. Lastly, the sound delivery

will be improved.

Figure 1: Existing ITE hearing instrument using receiver and tubing

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Figure 2: Proposed solution of using a rubber diaphragm


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