Use of voice-to-remaining audio (VRA) in consumer applications

  • US 8,170,884 B2
  • Filed: 01/08/2008
  • Issued: 05/01/2012
  • Est. Priority Date: 04/14/1998
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A personal listening device useful in a listening environment having a plurality of listeners, the personal listening device comprising:

  • a receiver configured to receive a first audio signal and a second audio signal, the first audio signal including substantially a voice signal and the second audio signal including a remaining audio, the first audio signal being different than the second audio signal;

    an adjustment device configured to allow a listener to adjust the first audio signal and the second audio signal independent of each other; and

    a transducer configured to receive the adjusted first and/or second audio signals, combine the received first and second audio signals, and output an audible sound based on the combined first and second audio signals to the listener without interfering with other listeners in the listening environment.

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