Patents Assigned to Oticon A/S
  • Publication number: 20230035448
    Abstract: A hearing device, e.g. a hearing aid, configured to be worn by a user, comprises a) two or more input transducers (e.g. microphones) wherein said two or more input transducers during use of the hearing device are arranged with a distance between them; b) a directional system comprising a directional algorithm configured to provide a directional pattern in dependence of said distance. The hearing device is configured to estimate a current value of said distance, or an equivalent acoustic delay, or beamformer weights of said directional system, thereby the directional performance can be optimized to the individual user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 7, 2022
    Publication date: February 2, 2023
    Applicant: Oticon A/S
    Inventors: Svend Oscar PETERSEN, Michael Syskind PEDERSEN, Anders THULE
  • Patent number: 11570537
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to dome-type inserts, or simply domes, for a hearing aid. The dome is intended to be attached to a housing, such as an in-the-ear housing, and abut the ear canal. The dome-type insert comprises one or more vent channels for alleviating air pressure built-up and/or occlusion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 31, 2023
    Assignee: OTICON A/S
    Inventors: Kenneth Rueskov Møller, Alexandru M. Simion
  • Publication number: 20230027782
    Abstract: A hearing aid comprises a) an ITE-part adapted for being located at or in an ear canal of the user, b) a forward path for processing sound from the environment of the user. The forward path comprises b1) at least one first input transducer providing at least one first electric input signal representing said sound as received at the respective at least one first microphone, said at least one first input transducer being located to allow picking up sound from the environment of the user, b2) an audio signal processor comprising a gain unit for applying a frequency and/or level dependent prescribed gain to compensate for a hearing impairment of the user to said at least one first electric input signal, or a signal or signals originating therefrom, and configured to provide a processed signal in dependence thereof, b3) an output transducer for providing stimuli perceivable as sound to the user in dependence of said processed signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 12, 2022
    Publication date: January 26, 2023
    Applicant: Oticon A/S
    Inventors: Lars BRAMSLØW, Svend Oscar PETERSEN
  • Patent number: 11564047
    Abstract: A hearing aid system comprising at least a first hearing aid, wherein the first hearing aid is configured to establish a communication link over the internet with a remote entity based on a protocol stack, wherein the protocol stack includes an internet protocol, and the protocol stack is implemented in the first hearing aid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2023
    Assignee: OTICON A/S
    Inventor: Bjarne Klemmensen
  • Patent number: 11564043
    Abstract: A binaural hearing system comprises a first and second hearing aids. The hearing aids each comprises antenna and transceiver circuitry allowing the exchange of audio signals between them. At least one of the hearing aids comprises primary and secondary adaptive 2-channel beamformers each providing a spatially filtered signal based on first and second beamformer-input signals. The primary and secondary 2-channel beamformers are coupled in a cascaded structure. In an embodiment, the spatially filtered signal of the secondary 2-channel beamformer may comprise an estimate of user's own voice. In an embodiment, the spatially filtered signal of the secondary 2-channel beamformer may comprise an estimate of a target signal in the environment. In an embodiment, the inputs to the secondary 2-channel beamformer may be beamformed signals from the first and second hearing aids respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2023
    Assignee: OTICON A/S
    Inventors: Eleni Koutrouli, Michael Syskind Pedersen, Jesper Jensen, Jan M. De Haan
  • Patent number: 11564048
    Abstract: A method of defining and setting a nonlinear signal processing of a hearing device, e.g. a hearing aid, by machine learning is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2023
    Assignee: Oticon A/S
    Inventor: Lars Bramsløw
  • Publication number: 20230016254
    Abstract: A hearing device to be worn at least partly behind an ear of a user, comprising a housing; and a radio-frequency antenna arranged at least partly inside the housing is disclosed. The radio-frequency antenna is configured to receive and/or transmit electromagnetic radio-frequency signals, wherein the radio-frequency antenna comprises: at least one first antenna element with a plate like first surface, wherein the first antenna element has a feed for electrically connecting the radio-frequency antenna, and wherein the first antenna element has a ground.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 7, 2022
    Publication date: January 19, 2023
    Applicant: Oticon A/S
    Inventors: Rune SØ, Jens TROELSEN, Morten THOUGAARD, Oleksandr RYBALKO
  • Publication number: 20230009936
    Abstract: Hearing aid system comprising at least one hearing aid is provided.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 22, 2022
    Publication date: January 12, 2023
    Applicant: Oticon A/S
    Inventors: Tanveer BHUIYAN, Nicolai WESTERGREN
  • Patent number: 11553285
    Abstract: A hearing system comprises a hearing device worn on the head, or fully or partially implanted in the head, of a user, and external audio transmitters. The hearing system allows wireless communication to be established between the hearing device and the audio transmitters. The hearing device comprises microphones providing respective electric input signals; a beamformer filter providing a beamformed signal from the electric input signals; and an output unit. The hearing system further comprises a selector/mixer for selecting and possibly mixing one or more of the electric input signals or the beamformed signal and external electric signals from the audio transmitters, and providing a current input sound signal based thereon for presentation to the user. The selector/mixer is controlled by a source selection processor, which determines the source selection control signal based on a comparison of the beamformed signal and the external electric sound signals or processed versions thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 10, 2023
    Assignee: Oticon A/S
    Inventors: Michael Syskind Pedersen, Jesper Jensen
  • Patent number: 11546704
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a system and method for establishing a bond for allowing secure communication between a hearing aid and an external device. Especially, the system and method allows for establish the bond without one of the device present during the bonding process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2023
    Assignee: OTICON A/S
    Inventor: Bjarne Klemmensen
  • Patent number: 11546707
    Abstract: A hearing device, e.g. a hearing aid, is configured to be arranged at least partly on a user's head or at least partly implanted in a user's head.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2023
    Assignee: Oticon A/S
    Inventors: Nels Hede Rohde, Thomas Bentsen, Anders Brødløs Olsen, Asger Heidemann Andersen, Michael Syskind Pedersen, Svend Oscar Petersen, Jesper Jensen, Michael Smed Kristensen
  • Patent number: 11546706
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to an RF antenna adapted to receive and/or transmit electromagnetic RF signals within a first frequency range enclosing a first frequency of resonance of the RF antenna, the RF antenna comprising: an electrically conductive antenna element having a feed for electrically connecting to an RF transmitter and/or an RF receiver; an electronic component adapted to receive and/or provide one or more electric signals from/to an electronic circuit within a second frequency range not overlapping the first frequency range; and one or more electric leads electrically connected to lead the one or more electric signals between the electronic component and the electronic circuit, each of the one or more electric leads being electrically connected to the electronic circuit through a respective inductor adapted to reflect and/or attenuate signals within the first frequency range and pass signals within the second frequency range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2023
    Assignee: Oticon A/S
    Inventors: Jens Troelsen, Oliver Sundberg, Kåre Tais Christensen, Henning Knak Poulsen
  • Patent number: 11540063
    Abstract: A hearing device comprises an input transducer comprising a microphone for providing an electric input signal representative of sound in the environment of the hearing device, a pre-processor for processing electric input signal and providing a multitude of feature vectors, each being representative of a time segment thereof, a neural network processor adapted to implement a neural network for implementing a detector configured to provide an output indicative of a characteristic property of the at least one electric input signal, the neural network being configured to receive said multitude of feature vectors as input vectors and to provide corresponding output vectors representative of said output of said detector in dependence of said input vectors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2022
    Assignee: Oticon A/S
    Inventors: Michael Syskind Pedersen, Asger Heidemann Andersen, Jesper Jensen, Nels Hede Rohde, Anders Brødløs Olsen, Michael Smed Kristensen, Thomas Bentsen, Svend Oscar Petersen
  • Patent number: 11540064
    Abstract: There is presented a hearing aid configured to be arranged at least partly in the ear canal of a specific person, the hearing aid comprising a faceplate, a custom ear shell, adapted to fit or match with the ear canal of a specific person, the custom ear shell connected to the faceplate, a rechargeable battery, an induction coil for wireless charging of the rechargeable battery, wherein the induction coil is fixed to the ear shell and furthermore a method for providing a hearing aid, said method comprising obtaining data representative of a shape and/or size of an ear canal of a specific person, establishing a digital model of the custom shell of the hearing aid for said ear canal based on said data, wherein said providing includes determining a position and/or orientation of an induction coil in an inner space of said ear shell, which position and/or orientation increases or maximizes a distance from the outer ear to the faceplate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 27, 2022
    Assignee: Oticon A/S
    Inventors: Poul Henriksen, Mikkel Nielsen
  • Publication number: 20220406328
    Abstract: A hearing device comprises a) at least one input transducer configured to pick up sound from an acoustic environment around the user when the user is wearing the hearing device, the at least one input transducer providing at least one electric input signal representative of said sound, b) at least one analysis filter bank configured to provide said at least one electric input signal as a multitude of frequency sub-band signals, the at least one analysis filter bank comprising b1) a plurality of M first filters hm(n), whose impulse responses are modulated from a first prototype filter h(n), where m=0, 1, . . .
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 15, 2022
    Publication date: December 22, 2022
    Applicant: Oticon A/S
    Inventors: Michael Syskind PEDERSEN, Jan M. DE HAAN, Jesper JENSEN
  • Patent number: 11533554
    Abstract: A hearing device adapted for being located at or in an ear of a user, or for being fully or partially implanted in the head of a user comprises a) an input unit for providing at least one electric input signal representing sound in an environment of the user, said electric input signal comprising a target speech signal from a target sound source and additional signal components, termed noise signal components, from one or more other sound sources, b) a noise reduction system for providing an estimate of said target speech signal, wherein said noise signal components are at least partially attenuated, and c) an own voice detector for repeatedly estimating whether or not, or with what probability, said at least one electric input signal, or a signal derived therefrom, comprises speech originating from the voice of the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2022
    Assignee: Oticon A/S
    Inventors: Poul Hoang, Jan M. De Haan, Jesper Jensen, Michael Syskind Pedersen
  • Patent number: 11533570
    Abstract: A hearing aid device is disclosed. The hearing aid device comprises means to improve, augment and/or protect the hearing capability of a user by receiving acoustic signals from the surroundings of the user, generating corresponding audio signals, possibly modifying the audio signals and providing the possibly modified audio signals as audible signals to at least one of the user's ears. The hearing aid device comprises a sensor member for detecting the movement and/or acceleration and/or orientation (or spatial position) of the hearing aid device. The hearing aid device comprises at least two hearing aid microphones and a control unit for determining the position or a deviation from an intended position of the hearing aid device or hearing aid microphones. The hearing aid device is configured to compensate for a possible dislocation of the hearing aid microphones.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2021
    Date of Patent: December 20, 2022
    Assignee: Oticon A/S
    Inventors: Michael Syskind Pedersen, Kenneth Rueskov Møller, Svend Oscar Petersen, Niels Stubager Kiemer, Jesper Kofoed Nielsen, Björn Ohl, Marianne Kleist Elmlund, Karin Carvalho, Henrik Bendsen, Regin Kopp Pedersen, Christian C. Bürger, Steen Michael Munk, Morten Christophersen, Julie Hefting Pedersen, Bo Westergård, Maria Oxenbøll
  • Publication number: 20220400349
    Abstract: A hearing device, e.g.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 14, 2022
    Publication date: December 15, 2022
    Applicant: Oticon A/S
    Inventors: Jesper JENSEN, Asger Heidemann ANDERSEN
  • Publication number: 20220394397
    Abstract: A hearing aid comprises at least one input unit for providing at least one stream of samples of an electric input signal in a first domain; at least one encoder configured to convert said at least one stream of samples of the electric input signal in the first domain to at least one stream of samples of the electric input signal in a second domain; a processing unit configured to process said at least one electric input signal in the second domain, to provide a compensation for the user's hearing impairment, and to provide a processed signal as a stream of samples in the second domain; a decoder configured to convert said stream of samples of the processed signal in the second domain to a stream of samples of the processed signal in the first domain.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 3, 2022
    Publication date: December 8, 2022
    Applicant: Oticon A/S
    Inventors: Jesper JENSEN, Michael Syskind PEDERSEN
  • Publication number: 20220386045
    Abstract: A hearing aid includes: a power source; and a switched capacitor DC-DC converter electrically connected to the power source and having an input part configured for receiving charge from the power source at an input voltage of an input voltage range; an output part having multiple output ports, the output part being configured for supplying charge to the multiple output ports for providing multiple predefined output voltages; at least one flying capacitor configured for redistributing charge from the power source to the multiple output ports and/or in between the output ports; and a switching circuitry having a plurality of switches configured for electrically switching the switched capacitor DC-DC converter based on a switching scheme so as to provide the multiple predefined output voltages based on the input voltage.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 27, 2022
    Publication date: December 1, 2022
    Applicant: Oticon A/S
    Inventor: Kåre Tais CHRISTENSEN