METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR USING A SOUND SENSOR TO ADJUST THE AUDIO OUTPUT FOR A DEVICE

  • US 20090022329A1
  • Filed: 07/17/2007
  • Published: 01/22/2009
  • Est. Priority Date: 07/17/2007
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A method for using a sound sensor to adjust the audio output of a device, comprising:

  • using the sound sensor to determine an ambient sound level for an environment in proximity to the device; and

    adjusting a volume setting for the device adaptively based on the determined ambient sound level;

    wherein adaptively adjusting the volume setting allows the device to adapt to its audio environment and ameliorates potentially-disruptive audio outputs.

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