Hearing assistance system for providing consistent human speech

  • US 8,781,836 B2
  • Filed: 02/22/2011
  • Issued: 07/15/2014
  • Est. Priority Date: 02/22/2011
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A method performed by a portable computing device for providing consistent speech, wherein the portable computing device includes a processor, memory and an audio processing component coupled with an audio input device, comprising:

  • receiving human speech at the audio input device, the human speech including one or more inconsistent components;

    converting the human speech into consistent speech, including;

    converting the human speech to text; and

    converting the text directly to consistent speech based at least in part on a text to speech protocol that renders at least one of the one or more inconsistent components consistent, wherein the one or more inconsistent components include varying speech patterns or speech artifacts; and

    passing the consistent speech to an output device.

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