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Live Monitoring for Hearing Aids

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000193485D
Original Publication Date: 2010-Mar-11
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2010-Mar-11

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Abstract

Hearing aids have to be adjusted to the user of the device. Usually during the fine-tuning the user is wearing the hearing systems and the acoustician can make several adjustments with the fitting software but he cannot hear the effect of his changes by himself. He can only trust on the feedback of the user. Sometimes it is really difficult for the user to communicate his sound impression to the acoustician. Up to now, it is only usual to verify the sound of the hearing aid with a "stetoclip", a device similar to a stethoscope to monitor hearing aids. But there is no possibility to hear the hearing aid at the same time as the user during the fitting session.