Hearing assistance using an external coprocessor

  • US 7,929,722 B2
  • Filed: 11/18/2008
  • Issued: 04/19/2011
  • Est. Priority Date: 08/13/2008
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. One or more processor-readable storage media containing instructions that, when executed by a processor, perform acts comprising:

  • detecting a coprocessor device;

    comparing a functionality of a hearing assist device to a functionality of the coprocessor device to determine if;

    a signal processing functionality absent from the hearing assist device is available on the coprocessor device or a signal processing functionality absent from the coprocessor device is available on the hearing assist device;

    ora signal processing functionality present on the hearing assist device is enhanced on the coprocessor device or a signal processing functionality present on the coprocessor device is enhanced on the hearing assist device; and

    directing a signal obtained at the hearing assist device for at least partial processing to at least one the hearing assist device or the coprocessor device.

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