Patents Assigned to Oticon A/S
  • Publication number: 20240223971
    Abstract: A hearing device, e.g. a hearing aid, comprises a) at least one input transducer for converting sound in the environment of the hearing device to respective at least one acoustically received electric input signal or signals representing said sound; b) a wireless receiver for receiving an audio signal from a wireless transmitter of a sound capturing device for picking up sound in said environment and providing a wirelessly received electric input signal representing said sound; and c) a processor configured c1) to receive said at least one acoustically received electric input signal or signals, or a processed version thereof; c2) to receive said wirelessly received electric input signal; and c3) to provide a processed signal. The processor comprises a signal predictor for estimating future values of said wirelessly received electric input signal in dependence of a multitude of past values of said signal, thereby providing a predicted signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 19, 2024
    Publication date: July 4, 2024
    Applicant: Oticon A/S
    Inventors: Michael Syskind PEDERSEN, Jesper JENSEN
  • Publication number: 20240223973
    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. The hearing device comprises a) at least one input transducer for picking up an input sound signal from the environment and providing at least one electric input signal representing said input sound signal; b) a signal processor connected to the at least one input transducer, the signal processor being configured to analyze the electric input signal and to provide a transmit control signal in dependence thereof; c) a memory buffer, e.g. a cyclic buffer, for storing a current time segment of a certain duration of said at least one electric input signal, or a processed version thereof; and a transmitter for transmitting at least a part of said time segment, or a processed version thereof, to an external device in dependence of said transmit control signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 18, 2024
    Publication date: July 4, 2024
    Applicant: 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: 12028686
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a hearing aid with an RF antenna arranged within the hearing aid's housing, and a loudspeaker positioned in the ear canal of the user. The RF antenna is configured to receive and/or transmit electromagnetic RF signals within a first frequency range enclosing a first frequency of resonance of the RF antenna corresponding to a first wavelength. The hearing aid further comprises one or more electric leads electrically connected to lead one or more electric signals within a second frequency range not overlapping the first frequency range between the loudspeaker in the ear canal of the user and an electronic circuit in the housing, with the one or more electrical leads being decoupled, at a connector end of the one or more electrical leads, by means of one or more decoupling components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2023
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2024
    Assignee: Oticon A/S
    Inventors: Jens Troelsen, Oliver Sundberg, Kåre Tais Christensen, Henning Knak Poulsen
  • Patent number: 12028688
    Abstract: There is provided a hearing aid with a Receiver In The Ear speaker assembly comprising a connecting member with electric conductors connecting a connector at one end, and a receiver housing with a receiver at the opposite end. A microphone housing with a microphone is attached to the connecting member. The microphone housing with the microphone is separated by a distance from the receiver in the receiver housing, thus reducing acoustic or mechanical feedback problems. Especially, the microphone and connector may share one common housing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2023
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2024
    Assignee: Oticon A/S
    Inventors: Jacob Anders Roug, Peter Sommer, Martin Larsen, Anders Højsgaard Thomsen, Peter H. Weis, Bjarke Mejnertsen
  • Patent number: 12028685
    Abstract: A hearing aid system comprises a hearing aid, and a portable auxiliary device’ adapted to establish a communication link between them. The hearing aid comprises a microphone providing an electric input signal, a signal processor, and an output unit. The auxiliary device comprises a microphone providing an auxiliary electric input signal, and a user control interface allowing a user to initiate a specific calibration mode of operation of the hearing aid system. The signal processor of the hearing aid is configured to receive corresponding time segments of said electric input signal and said auxiliary electric input signal to provide an estimate of an acoustic transfer function from said microphone of said auxiliary device to said microphone of said hearing aid. A method of operating a hearing aid system is further disclosed. The invention may e.g. be used in various applications related to own voice detection and estimation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2022
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2024
    Assignee: Oticon A/S
    Inventors: Nels Hede Rohde, Thomas Bentsen, Anders Brødløs Olsen, Michael Syskind Pedersen, Svend Feldt, Jesper Jensen
  • Patent number: 12028687
    Abstract: A hearing aid configured for handsfree control. The hearing aid comprising one or more microphones configured to receive an input signal from the surroundings and a signal processor configured to process the input signal from the surroundings and a receiver configured to emit at least a part of said processed input signal into an ear of a hearing aid user, wherein the signal processor is further configured to process a gestural signal from a user of the hearing aid and make a control change to the hearing aid based on the gestural signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2022
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2024
    Assignee: Oticon A/S
    Inventors: Eric Boyer, Barbara Simon
  • Patent number: 12022260
    Abstract: A hearing device with an adjustable vent is disclosed. The device includes at least one microphone configured to provide an input signal representing sound, a processor configured to process the input signal and provide a processed signal, at least one loudspeaker configured to receive the processed signal from the processor and to provide an acoustic signal based on the processed signal to the ear of a user, an earpiece comprising a vent, and an electrically controllable valve configured to control the vent, and a valve control unit configured to receive one or more control signals in dependence of a current hearing situation of the hearing device, wherein the valve control unit is configured to adjust the electrically controllable valve in dependence of the one or more control signals to provide the vent to be in a state between an acoustically more open and an acoustically less open state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2024
    Assignee: Oticon A/S
    Inventors: Anders Højsgaard Thomsen, Karsten Bo Rasmussen, Svend Oscar Petersen, Edvinas Bureika, Christian Asp Mogensen, Troels Holm Pedersen, Gorm Dannesboe, Jacob Anders Roug, Mathias Bruun Larsen, Mikkel Nielsen
  • Publication number: 20240205615
    Abstract: A hearing device, e.g.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 29, 2024
    Publication date: June 20, 2024
    Applicant: Oticon A/S
    Inventors: Jesper JENSEN, Asger Heidemann ANDERSEN
  • Patent number: 11998354
    Abstract: A hearing aid having one or more biometrical sensors, where the hearing aid comprises at least one microphone configured to receive a sound of the surroundings, a signal processor configured to process the sound received from the microphone and a speaker unit configuration configured to emit the processed sound into the ear of a user, wherein one or more sensors is positioned substantially in the ear together with at least a part of the hearing aid, wherein the one or more sensors is configured as biometrical sensors configured for recording health data of a hearing aid user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2022
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2024
    Assignee: Oticon A/S
    Inventors: Svend Oscar Petersen, Mathias Bruun Larsen, Sergi Rotger Griful, José Antonio Esparza Isasa, Mikkel Nielsen, Kim Mølholm Hejlesen, Henrik Bendsen, Preben Kvist, Svend Erik Elgaard, Jeanette Bülow Nielsen, Zenia Holtzmann Lausten, Malte Kiewning, Jesper B. Johansen, Nicolai Westergren, Tanveer Bhuiyan, Sudershan Y. S
  • Patent number: 12003921
    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: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2022
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2024
    Assignee: Oticon A/S
    Inventors: Lars Bramsløw, Svend Oscar Petersen
  • Patent number: 12003923
    Abstract: A hearing aid system is configured for managing the power of a wireless link. The hearing aid system includes a first hearing aid device and a mobile device, each of the devices including a transmit and receive unit for establishing a short range wireless link between the devices. At least one of the devices includes: a microphone configured to receive an acoustical audio signal; a signal processor configured to process an audio signal based on the acoustical audio signal; and first link quality estimating circuitry configured to determine rate of change of a link quality signal. The at least one of the devices is configured to transmit the link quality signal to the other device, and the other device is configured to determine a power level of transmission of an information packet based on the rate of change of the link quality signal via a power controller comprised by the other device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2024
    Assignee: Oticon A/S
    Inventors: Alberto Escolar Piedras, Peter Søren Kirk Hansen
  • Patent number: 12003920
    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: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2022
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2024
    Assignee: Oticon A/S
    Inventors: Jesper Jensen, Michael Syskind Pedersen
  • Patent number: 11992324
    Abstract: An electrooculography (EOG) signal capture system comprises a) a sensor array adapted for being located at one of a left or right ears of a user and/or for fully or partially being implanted in the head at left or right ears of a user, the sensor array comprising a number Ns of electric potential sensors, respectively, for sensing respective electric potentials from the user's head, where Ns is larger than or equal to two, b) electronic circuitry coupled to the sensor array and configured to provide at least two different beamformed signals (SBF1, SBF2), each being representative of a weighted combination of said electric potentials, or of signals derived therefrom, and wherein a difference between said at least two different beamformed signals (?PBF=SBF1?SBF2)—at least in a specific electrooculography mode of operation—represents an electrooculography signal (?PEOG) from one or both eyes of said user. A single-sensor EOG-system is further proposed. The invention may e.g.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2024
    Assignee: Oticon A/S
    Inventors: Thomas Lunner, Martin Skoglund, Alejandro Lopez Valdes, Tanveer Bhuiyan
  • Patent number: 11991499
    Abstract: A hearing aid microphone system includes M microphones providing corresponding electric input signals. Environmental sound at a given microphone includes a target sound signal propagated via an acoustic propagation channel from a direction to or a location of a target sound source to the microphone, and possible additive noise signals. The acoustic propagation channel is modeled. The hearing aid system includes: a processor connected to the microphones, and a database ? having a multitude of dictionaries ?p, p=1, . . . , P, where p is a person index, of vectors, termed ATF-vectors, whose elements ATFm, m=1, . . . , M, are frequency dependent acoustic transfer functions representing direction- or location-dependent, and frequency dependent propagation of sound. The processor is configured to, at least in a learning mode of operation, determine personalized ATF-vectors based on the multitude of dictionaries ?p, the electric input signals, and the model of the acoustic propagation channels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 9, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2024
    Assignee: Oticon A/S
    Inventors: Poul Hoang, Jan M. De Haan, Michael Syskind Pedersen, Jesper Jensen
  • Publication number: 20240163600
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides methods and systems for reducing noise induced in one or more components in a hearing aid. The present disclosure provides methods for reducing noise induced in telecoils.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 21, 2023
    Publication date: May 16, 2024
    Applicant: Oticon A/S
    Inventors: Michael Syskind PEDERSEN, Jan M. DE HAAN, Andreas Thelander BERTELSEN, Matias Tofteby BACH, Rasmus Glarborg JENSEN, Franz TREUE, Kåre Tais CHRISTENSEN
  • Patent number: 11980477
    Abstract: Hearing aid system comprising at least one hearing aid is provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2022
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2024
    Assignee: Oticon A/S
    Inventors: Tanveer Bhuiyan, Nicolai Westergren
  • Publication number: 20240155297
    Abstract: A binaural hearing system comprises first and second hearing aids, each comprising antenna and transceiver circuitry allowing the exchange of audio signals between them and a BTE-part adapted for being located at or behind the external ear (pinna) of the user and comprising front and rear input transducers providing respective front and rear electric input signals. Each 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. The inputs to the primary 2-channel beamformers are, locally generated, front and rear electric input signals. The inputs to the secondary 2-channel beamformer may be beamformed signals from the first and second hearing aids respectively. The spatially filtered signal of the secondary 2-channel beamformer may comprise an estimate of a target signal in the environment of the user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 5, 2024
    Publication date: May 9, 2024
    Applicant: Oticon A/S
    Inventors: Eleni KOUTROULI, Michael Syskind PEDERSEN, Jesper JENSEN, Jan M. DE HAAN
  • Patent number: 11968490
    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: November 30, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2024
    Assignee: Oticon A/S
    Inventors: Kenneth Rueskov Møller, Alexandru M. Simion
  • Patent number: D1033348
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2022
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2024
    Assignee: Oticon A/S
    Inventor: Lars Steen Christensen
  • Patent number: D1034453
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2022
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2024
    Assignee: Oticon A/S
    Inventor: Lars Steen Christensen