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Reconfigurable Filter Bank Design Techniques for Hearing Aid Performance Improvement

2020 International journal of recent technology and engineering  
This work provides a critical look into the various challenges posed by hearing aid users, the comparative of the existing state-of-art hearing devices and throws light on bottlenecks in hearing aid design  ...  Hearing aid devices can selectively intensify sound signals in order to suit the hearing characteristics of the patients and is a boon for people with hearing misfortune.  ...  The motive behind this work was to identify the major bottlenecks in design and use of hearing aid and thus develop a strategic roadmap towards further performanceimprovement of hearing instruments to  ... 
doi:10.35940/ijrte.f7127.038620 fatcat:5brpwlh44jehxfxmxuqjfcbdsq

Dual sensory loss: development of a dual sensory loss protocol and design of a randomized controlled trial

Hilde L Vreeken, Ger HMB van Rens, Sophia E Kramer, Dirk L Knol, Joost M Festen, Ruth MA van Nispen
2013 BMC Geriatrics  
Trial registration: Netherlands Trial Register (NTR) identifier: NTR2843 Background As a result of the aging of the Western population, impairments of hearing and vision caused by age-related degeneration  ...  partners to use effective communication strategies, and 2) describe the multicenter parallel randomized controlled trial (RCT) designed to test the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of the DSL protocol  ...  Acknowledgements The authors thank all patients and professionals for their help in the development of the DSL protocol.  ... 
doi:10.1186/1471-2318-13-84 pmid:23941667 pmcid:PMC3751532 fatcat:77tyhouuhjdgfmtmylb3zlacn4

Hearing Aid Use in Everyday Life: Managing Contextual Variability

Bettina Williger, Frieder R. Lang
2014 Gerontology  
A central assumption was that hearing aid owners adapt the usage of the hearing aid devices to contextual demands of hearing depending on their personal resources.  ...  Methods: In a sample of 158 hearing aid owners aged 50-88 years, we examined proactive hearing aid use in everyday life and its association with the usage of, and satisfaction with, hearing aids.  ...  Acknowledgement We thank Anja Beyer, Lucas Wolski, and Kathrin Holthoff for their support in data collection and Stefan Kamin for his valuable comments on earlier versions of the manuscript.  ... 
doi:10.1159/000366062 pmid:25401727 fatcat:psvgnalhj5fwzkv2o7i6rh7vey

Hearing Loss, Cognitive Load and Dementia: An Overview of Interrelation, Detection and Monitoring Challenges with Wearable Non-invasive Microwave Sensors [article]

Usman Anwar, Tughrul Arslan, Amir Hussain
2022 arXiv   pre-print
It also investigates the prospects of utilizing hearing aid technology to reverse cognitive decline and delay the onset of dementia, for the old age population.  ...  The review concludes by discussing the future scope and potential of designing practical wearable microwave technologies and evaluating their use in smart care homes setting.  ...  They must be low-cost, low-profile, portable, resilient, reliable and low-power, else they will be ineffective for these applications. D.  ... 
arXiv:2202.03973v1 fatcat:l4iqux63brhe3phvcmhwj5khi4

Developing an Appropriate Digital Hearing Aid for Low-Resource Countries: A Case Study

P. Israsena, S. Isaradisaikul, A. Noymai, S. Boonyanukul, A. Hemakom, C. Chinnarat, N. Navacharoen, S. Lekagul
2013 The Scientific World Journal  
In terms of engineering, the hearing aid also proved to be robust, passing all the designated tests.  ...  A cost-effective, fully programmable digital hearing aid, with its specifications benchmarking against WHO's recommendations, was systematically designed, engineered, and tested.  ...  Acknowledgments The authors are grateful for the generous help and advice received from many parties including the Rural ENT Foundation of The Royal College of Otolaryngologists-Head and Neck Surgeons  ... 
doi:10.1155/2013/549486 pmid:23818826 pmcid:PMC3679698 fatcat:3onfexrigrewpeqwmaa6icitdi

A Survey on Application Specific Processor Architectures for Digital Hearing Aids

Lukas Gerlach, Guillermo Payá-Vayá, Holger Blume
2021 Journal of Signal Processing Systems  
Challenges for the design of future hearing aid processors are discussed based on current trends and developments.  ...  The different hearing aid implementations are compared in terms of power consumption, silicon area, and computing performance for the algorithms used.  ...  Acknowledgements This work was funded by the German Research Foundation (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft) under Germany's Excellence Strategy -EXC 2177/1 -Project ID 390895286.  ... 
doi:10.1007/s11265-021-01648-0 fatcat:t52p755lgrdaden7af5ffpoise

Addressing age related hearing loss through engineering accessible and affordable hearing technology [article]

Soham Sinha, Urvaksh D Irani, Vinaya Manchaiah, M. Saad Bhamla
2019 bioRxiv   pre-print
While the costs of the electronic components have reduced substantially, the cost of a hearing aid has risen steadily to the point that it has become unaffordable for the vast majority of the population  ...  Here, we present an ultra-low-cost, affordable and accessible hearing aid device ('LoCHAid'), specifically targeted for ARHL in elderly patients.  ...  Robinson Jr at the Georgia Tech School of Electrical and Computer Engineering guidance on filter design and frequency response; J. Eng for assistance on design of the custom PCB; Dr. P. S.  ... 
doi:10.1101/811828 fatcat:vq6dn2d5x5e4fdl7d43mbv64gy

Ultra-low power DLMS adaptive filter for hearing aid applications

Hyung-il Kim, Kaushik Roy
2001 Proceedings of the 2001 international symposium on Low power electronics and design - ISLPED '01  
We present an ultra-low power DLMS (delayed least mean square) adaptive filter working in the sub-threshold region for hearing aid applications.  ...  Simulation results show that the system can process voice signals at a throughput of 22kHz with a supply voltage of 400mV and achieve 91% improvement in energy compared to the non-parallel architecture  ...  In this paper we introduced different architectures and different logic styles of adaptive filter designs for hearing aid applications.  ... 
doi:10.1145/383082.383182 dblp:conf/islped/KimR01 fatcat:li4aiwkgpvgqfdcouqr5qich5a

LoCHAid: An ultra-low-cost hearing aid for age-related hearing loss

Soham Sinha, Urvaksh D Irani, Vinaya Manchaiah, M Saad Bhamla
2020 PLoS ONE  
While the costs of the electronic components have reduced substantially, the cost of a hearing aid has risen steadily to the point that it has become unaffordable for the majority of the population with  ...  Here, we present an ultra-low-cost, affordable and accessible hearing aid device ('LoCHAid'), specifically targeted towards treating ARHL in elderly patients.  ...  Robinson Jr at the Georgia Tech School of Electrical and Computer Engineering guidance on filter design and frequency response; J. Eng for assistance on design of the custom PCB; Dr. P. S.  ... 
doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0238922 pmid:32966301 pmcid:PMC7510997 fatcat:rduuoylc2vgfdchb4pxcnqhjj4

Algorithm-Based Hearing and Speech Therapy Rehabilitation after Cochlear Implantation

Theda Eichler, Wiebke Rötz, Christoph Kayser, Felix Bröhl, Michael Römer, Arne Henning Witteborg, Franz Kummert, Tobias Sandmeier, Christoph Schulte, Patricia Stolz, Katharina Meyer, Holger Sudhoff (+1 others)
2022 Brain Sciences  
The way the application works allows it to reach more people and provide a time- and cost-saving alternative to traditional therapy.  ...  Due to the changes in the indication range for cochlear implants and the demographic development towards an aging society, more and more people are in receipt of cochlear implants.  ...  Conflicts of Interest: The authors declare no conflict of interest.  ... 
doi:10.3390/brainsci12050580 fatcat:2eaxzlwjenemjntmmmua7ocxbm

Page 1295 of Linguistics and Language Behavior Abstracts: LLBA Vol. 29, Issue 3 [page]

1995 Linguistics and Language Behavior Abstracts: LLBA  
., Downie, A. & Milligan, J., Evaluation of a Communication Course for New Hearing Aid Users, Scandinavian Audiology, 1995, 24, 1, 63-69. {| Acommunication course for new hearing aid users was developed  ...  Issues such as cost, follow-up, & medical risks are ad- dressed, noting variability of the results achieved. 40 References. Adapt- ed from the source document.  ... 

Self-Fitting Hearing Aids: State of the Art, Challenges, and Future Trends

Ruiyu Liang, Cairong Zou, Qingyun Wang
2016 International Journal of u- and e- Service, Science and Technology  
The global aging leads to a dramatic increase in the demand for hearing aid.  ...  In this survey paper, an overview of the state of the art and prototype design for the self-fitting hearing aid is provided. Then, the challenges for self-fitting hearing aids are discussed.  ...  Among the factors affecting the usage of hearing aids, poor environmental adaptability is a common problem.  ... 
doi:10.14257/ijunesst.2016.9.8.01 fatcat:sy6srwmctvddvppzbdwbgdnvle

Page 604 of JAMA: The Journal of the American Medical Association Vol. 111, Issue 7 [page]

1938 JAMA: The Journal of the American Medical Association  
4,096 cycles should have a hearing aid.  ...  Recently there has been made available at a low price a new, pure tone audi- ometer especially designed for use in schools.  ... 

WHY SOME ELDERLY PEOPLE CANNOT USE THE HEARING AID

Süleyman ERDOĞDU
2020 Turkish Journal of Geriatrics  
The first step toward rehabilitation is generally the selection of appropriate hearing aids.  ...  Brooks stated that geriatric individuals need a longer adaptation period to hearing aids (4).  ... 
doi:10.31086/tjgeri.2020.189 fatcat:uz4ggnhsg5aalpliybthvt5kbi

Factors that influence the use of assistance technologies by older adults who have a hearing loss

Kenneth Southall, Jean-Pierre Gagné, Tony Leroux
2006 International Journal of Audiology  
The objective of this study was to describe and better understand the factors that influence the use of assistance technologies by older adults who have a hearing loss.  ...  A qualitative research design was therefore selected.  ...  recherche en adaptation-réadaptation du Quebec and Canadian Institutes of Health Research Aging Institute for funding they provided to the first author.  ... 
doi:10.1080/14992020500258586 pmid:16684707 fatcat:eb2ofcqrcbetjg2sykfmi56ro4
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