METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR PROVIDING BINAURAL HEARING ASSISTANCE

  • US 20100135500A1
  • Filed: 01/30/2007
  • Published: 06/03/2010
  • Est. Priority Date: 01/30/2007
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A method of providing binaural hearing assistance to a user, comprising:

  • capturing audio signals at a right ear unit which is worn at the right side of a user'"'"'s head and which comprises means for stimulating a user'"'"'s right ear;

    simultaneously capturing audio signals at a left ear unit which is worn at the left side of the user'"'"'s head and which comprises means for stimulating the a user'"'"'s left ear;

    defining a target signal with regard to background noise;

    determining a difference in the a target-signal-to-background-noise ratio of the audio signals captured at the right ear unit and the audio signals captured at the left ear unit;

    exchanging audio signals between the right ear unit and the left ear unit according to the determined difference in the target-signal-to-background-noise ratio;

    selecting, as a function of the determined difference in the target-signal-to-background-noise ratio, as input to each of the stimulating means at least one of the audio signals captured at the respective ear unit, the audio signals received from the other one of the ear units, and mixtures thereof; and

    stimulating the user'"'"'s right ear and the user'"'"'s left ear according to the selected respective audio signals.

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