DE102004016577A1 - Head-set with hearing-aid functionality e.g. for mobile phone, has ear-piece releasably joined to head-set module - Google Patents

Head-set with hearing-aid functionality e.g. for mobile phone, has ear-piece releasably joined to head-set module

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DE102004016577A1
DE102004016577A1 DE200410016577 DE102004016577A DE102004016577A1 DE 102004016577 A1 DE102004016577 A1 DE 102004016577A1 DE 200410016577 DE200410016577 DE 200410016577 DE 102004016577 A DE102004016577 A DE 102004016577A DE 102004016577 A1 DE102004016577 A1 DE 102004016577A1
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headset
earpiece
ear
module
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Gerhard Ach-Kowalewski
Dietmar Lommel
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Sivantos GmbH
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    • HELECTRICITY
    • H04ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
    • H04RLOUDSPEAKERS, MICROPHONES, GRAMOPHONE PICK-UPS OR LIKE ACOUSTIC ELECTROMECHANICAL TRANSDUCERS; DEAF-AID SETS; PUBLIC ADDRESS SYSTEMS
    • H04R1/00Details of transducers, loudspeakers or microphones
    • H04R1/10Earpieces; Attachments therefor ; Earphones; Monophonic headphones
    • H04R1/1058Manufacture or assembly
    • HELECTRICITY
    • H04ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
    • H04RLOUDSPEAKERS, MICROPHONES, GRAMOPHONE PICK-UPS OR LIKE ACOUSTIC ELECTROMECHANICAL TRANSDUCERS; DEAF-AID SETS; PUBLIC ADDRESS SYSTEMS
    • H04R1/00Details of transducers, loudspeakers or microphones
    • H04R1/10Earpieces; Attachments therefor ; Earphones; Monophonic headphones
    • H04R1/1016Earpieces of the intra-aural type
    • HELECTRICITY
    • H04ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
    • H04RLOUDSPEAKERS, MICROPHONES, GRAMOPHONE PICK-UPS OR LIKE ACOUSTIC ELECTROMECHANICAL TRANSDUCERS; DEAF-AID SETS; PUBLIC ADDRESS SYSTEMS
    • H04R2420/00Details of connection covered by H04R, not provided for in its groups
    • H04R2420/07Applications of wireless loudspeakers or wireless microphones
    • HELECTRICITY
    • H04ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
    • H04RLOUDSPEAKERS, MICROPHONES, GRAMOPHONE PICK-UPS OR LIKE ACOUSTIC ELECTROMECHANICAL TRANSDUCERS; DEAF-AID SETS; PUBLIC ADDRESS SYSTEMS
    • H04R25/00Deaf-aid sets, i.e. electro-acoustic or electro-mechanical hearing aids; Electric tinnitus maskers providing an auditory perception
    • H04R25/45Prevention of acoustic reaction, i.e. acoustic oscillatory feedback
    • H04R25/456Prevention of acoustic reaction, i.e. acoustic oscillatory feedback mechanically
    • HELECTRICITY
    • H04ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
    • H04RLOUDSPEAKERS, MICROPHONES, GRAMOPHONE PICK-UPS OR LIKE ACOUSTIC ELECTROMECHANICAL TRANSDUCERS; DEAF-AID SETS; PUBLIC ADDRESS SYSTEMS
    • H04R25/00Deaf-aid sets, i.e. electro-acoustic or electro-mechanical hearing aids; Electric tinnitus maskers providing an auditory perception
    • H04R25/65Housing parts, e.g. shells, tips or moulds, or their manufacture
    • H04R25/652Ear tips; Ear moulds
    • H04R25/656Non-customized, universal ear tips, i.e. ear tips which are not specifically adapted to the size or shape of the ear or ear canal

Abstract

With a headset with hearing aid functionality and a universal ear piece, there is an increased tendency to feedback. The invention provides a modular headset with a headset module (1) and an earpiece detachably connectable thereto (2A, 2B, 2C), so that a quick and easy replacement of a badly sealing earpiece is made possible. This reduces the tendency of the headset to return and also improves the attachment of the headset to the ear.

Description

  • The The invention relates to a portable or in-ear headset with hearing aid functionality.
  • Out The prior art are headsets for communication devices and in particular for mobile phones known, the output from the communication device electrical or convert electromagnetic signal into an acoustic signal and in the ear of the headset wearer submit. Often such headsets consist essentially of two ear parts, which rest against the two ears of the headset wearer and the one over Headband with each other are connected. However, embodiments are also known in which only one ear receives an acoustic signal. A corresponding Headset is fixed in or on the ear. Often exists Such a headset consists of two parts, one worn in front of the ear Part and a behind the ear reaching holding part for attachment.
  • headsets point next to the listener Also, a microphone, which is one of the headset wearer Voice signal is received and converts it into an electrical signal. The electrical signal is subsequently - if necessary after a further processing - to the communication device forwarded. The connection of the headset with the communication device can be wireless or wired be.
  • From the US 5,086,464 is a headset with two ear pieces, which are connected via a carrying handle, known. The headset includes an amplifier with adjustable gain. In addition, a microphone can be present on the headset, which records the ambient sound. The ambient sound is converted into an electrical signal, amplified, converted back into an acoustic signal and fed to the ear of the headset wearer. As a result, the headset can be used as a hearing aid. The amplifier is adjusted so that a hearing loss of the headset wearer is at least largely compensated.
  • Farther are known from the prior art pocket hearing aids, which are made of the actual pocket device and a connected listeners. To attach the handset in the ear is made according to the individual circumstances of the hearing aid wearer Otoplasty used. The earmold comprises an annular holding part, preferably made of metal, in which a correspondingly shaped shape of the listener can be snapped in the manner of a push-button connection. An intended for this particular purpose earmold is also called "SE-Mulde" (Secret-Ear Mulde).
  • at a headset with a microphone, an amplifier and a handset An acoustic signal is picked up by the microphone an electrical signal is converted that subsequently amplifies, in an acoustic signal reconverted and over the listener into the ear canal of the Headset carrier is discharged, so in a headset with hearing aid functionality, occur in terms of feedback the same problems as with hearing aids. These will be particular caused by the fact that the microphone and the listener a relatively small Have distance to each other.
  • task The present invention therefore provides feedback in a headset with hearing aid functionality to avoid.
  • These Task is solved by a portable or in the ear headset with hearing aid functionality, comprising a headset module and a solvable ear piece connected to the headset module.
  • advantageous embodiments the headset according to the invention are in the subclaims characterized.
  • One Headset according to the invention includes at least two detachable interconnected modules: a headset module and an ear piece. The headset module includes the electronics of the headset, which in particular and receiving unit for data transmission between the headset and the communication device, a microphone and a amplifier includes. For attachment to the ear, the headset is detachable with an ear piece connected, which preferably rests against the concha of the ear and partly in the ear canal protrudes. The ear piece However, it can only rest on the concha or only on the ear canal.
  • By the detachable Connection of the two essential headset components (headset module and ear piece) can to each headset module a variety of ear pieces provided be, for which every headset wearer a suitable ear piece selected which can be dependent on the necessary reinforcement especially in hearing aid operation the ear canal sealed in a suitable manner. feedback namely, come especially when the signal received by the microphone a high gain learns before it to the ear of the headset wearer is supplied. A high feedback tendency is countered by the invention in that simple and fast way an ear canal particularly good sealing ear piece chosen can be, so the feedback path from the listener is interrupted to the microphone.
  • According to one first embodiment The invention is the ear piece as a universally fitting ear piece executed. In particular, universally fitting ear pieces can with small amplification and associated low feedback tendency become. Nevertheless, one possible good sealing of the ear canal To achieve this, it is preferred to use various universally fitting ear pieces, e.g. for close, medium and wide auditory canals offered.
  • Around a required especially for high gain, good seal to reach is the ear piece preferably as to the ear canal of the Headset carrier adapted, individually shaped earmold executed. The earmold becomes Individually shaped on the basis of an ear impression of the headset wearer and with connecting means for releasable Connect to the headset module. The connecting means preferably form a snap closure or a bayonet closure.
  • There with the headset and the language of the headset wearer and recorded on the communication device should be routed to the microphone of the headset if possible to the mouth of the headset wearer be aligned. For this purpose, the connecting means for connection of the headset module with the earpiece preferably annular formed, whereby the headset module rotatably attached to the earpiece is. The attached to the ear headset can easily into the right one Direction to be rotated, without causing the seal of the ear canal deteriorated.
  • preferred embodiments The invention with rotatably mounted modules see stop means or detent positions, which restrict the rotation to a certain angular range or where the alignment of the two parts relative to each other in latched certain locking positions.
  • A another embodiment The invention provides that between the headset module and the earpiece an adapter piece is provided. This is with the headset module or the ear piece, preferably however, with both solvable connected. The adapter piece offers the advantage that the ear piece continues with a worn headset in the ear canal protrudes into it and that beside a standard connection (e.g. according to a SE recess) another, to the specific circumstances and component dimensions adapted, detachable Connection selected can be. Furthermore, by the adapter piece and the possibility the connection with different ear pieces of a certain manufacturer be created.
  • The Invention will be explained below with reference to embodiments. It demonstrate:
  • 1 a headset with a universal earpiece,
  • 2 a headset with a universal ear piece and an adapter,
  • 3 a headset with an individual earmold and
  • 4 an individually shaped earmold with an annular holding part.
  • 1 shows a schematic, highly simplified representation of a headset with a headset module 1 and a detachably connected with this ear piece 2A , The headset module 1 includes a transmitting and receiving unit 3 For wireless data transmission between the headset and a communication device with an antenna 4 connected is. For further processing and amplification of the received signals is a signal processing unit 5 available. The amplification is preferably carried out as a function of the frequency of the signals to be transmitted to compensate for a hearing loss of the headset wearer. The processed signals eventually become in a listener 9 transformed into acoustic signals and through a sound channel 7 , the ear piece 2A passes through, delivered into the ear canal of the headset wearer. The headset module 1 also includes a microphone 8th in that an acoustic signal emanating from the headset carrier is converted into an electrical signal and transmitted via the transmitting and receiving unit 3 and the antenna 4 wirelessly transmitted to a communication device.
  • The headset according to 1 can also be used as a hearing aid. This will be one of the microphone 8th Received and converted into an electrical signal signal further processed and in particular in response to the signal frequency amplified to compensate for a hearing loss of the headset wearer. The amplified signal is transmitted via the handset 6 delivered into the ear canal of the headset wearer. As the listener 6 and the microphone 8th are relatively close to each other, there is a high feedback tendency. This is advantageously prevented according to the invention in that the mouth of the sound channel 7A acoustically opposite the microphone opening 8A is sealed. According to the invention this is done by an ear piece 2A achieved, which closes the ear canal entrance as close as possible. Between the headset module and the ear piece 2A is a lock 9 provided a quick and easy connection between the headset module 1 and the ear piece 2A creates. Thus, it is possible that a plurality of ear pieces can be provided, wherein for the in individual headset wearer by trying on a suitable earpiece. Preferably, different ear pieces are offered for small, medium and large auditory canal diameter.
  • In addition to the sealing of the ear canal is the ear piece 2A Furthermore, the attachment of the headset on the ear. For this purpose, the earpiece is supported 2A in the concha of the ear. In order to improve the attachment of the headset to the ear, other fastening means may also be present, for example a holding part (not shown) which engages over the auricle.
  • Another example of a detachable with the headset module 1 connectable earpiece 2 B shows 2 , The ear piece 2 B is provided with circumferential lamellae, which rest against the auditory canal wall for sealing. Such shaped ear pieces are known in hearing protection devices and are referred to as "olive".
  • In contrast to the embodiment according to 1 is in the embodiment according to 2 between the ear piece 2 B and the hearing aid module 1 an adapter piece 10 , Preferably, both the connection between the adapter piece 10 and the headset module 1 as well as the connection between the adapter piece 10 and the ear piece 2 B solvable. Through the adapter piece 10 becomes the ear piece 2 B with worn headset further into the auditory canal into shifted. In addition, through the adapter piece 10 between the headset module 1 and the adapter piece 10 a standardized closure 9 used, for example, as it is known in the connection of the handset of a pocket hearing device with a trough. The closure 9A between the adapter piece 10 and the ear piece 2A is then adapted to the respective ear piece (eg of a particular manufacturer).
  • In contrast to the embodiments according to the 1 and 2 is in the embodiment according to 3 a specially adapted to the anatomical conditions of the headset wearer ear piece 2C used. This is made individually based on an ear impression or a measurement of the respective ear (laser scanning). The very precise, individual fit a very good seal is achieved at the same time high wearing comfort and good attachment of the headset to the ear.
  • 4 shows that from the headset module 1 dissolved earmold 2C in the plan view, in which the annular holding part 11 is apparent. The earmold 2C preferably consists of a plastic, in which the metal, annular holding part 11 is poured or glued. The annular holding part 11 has two recesses 12A and 12B into which a correspondingly shaped nose of the in the annular holding part 11 gripping counterpart of the shutter 9 can grab. This will be during the rotation of the earmold 2C relative to the headset module 1 Latching positions generated in which the earmold 2C latched relative to the headset module. Un intended twisting of the modules relative to each other is thereby largely prevented.
  • In the embodiment according to 4 is the annular holding part 11 also partially of a groove machined in the plastic material 13 surrounded in the case of the connection of the earmold 2C with the headset module 1 one to the headset module 1 molded nose attacks. The two ends of the groove 13 thereby form stops that the rotational movement of the earmold 2C relative to the headset module 1 restrict to a certain angle range. This prevents the headset worn on the head from being turned to an unforeseen position, eg, a position in the microphone 8th (please refer 1 ) to the rear, ie opposite to the viewing direction, is aligned.

Claims (10)

  1. A headset with hearing aid functionality, portable on or in the ear, comprising a headset module ( 1 ) and a detachably connected to the headset module earpiece ( 2A . 2 B . 2C ).
  2. A headset according to claim 1, wherein the earpiece ( 2A . 2 B . 2C ) is designed universally fitting.
  3. A headset according to claim 1, wherein the earpiece ( 2A . 2 B . 2C ) adapted to the ear canal of a headset wearer, custom molded earmold ( 2C ) is executed.
  4. Headset according to one of claims 1 to 3, wherein the earpiece ( 2A . 2 B . 2C ) by means of a snap closure with the headset module ( 1 ) connected is.
  5. Headset according to one of claims 1 to 3, wherein the earpiece by means of a bayonet closure with the headset module ( 1 ) connected is.
  6. A headset according to claim 4, wherein the earpiece is an annular retaining member (10). 11 ) for snapping a shape of the headset module ( 1 ).
  7. Headset according to one of claims 1 to 6, wherein between the headset module ( 1 ) and the earpiece ( 2A . 2 B . 2C ) detachable with the headset module ( 1 ) and the earpiece ( 2A . 2 B . 2C ) connected adapter piece ( 10 ) is available.
  8. Headset according to one of claims 1 to 7, whereby the headset module ( 1 ) and the earpiece ( 2A . 2 B . 2C ) are rotatably secured together.
  9. A headset according to claim 8, wherein the headset module ( 1 ) and / or the earpiece comprises abutment means limiting the rotation of the earpiece relative to the headset module to a certain angular range.
  10. Headset according to claim 8 or 9, wherein at least one latching position is present, in which the earpiece ( 2A . 2 B . 2C ) locked in rotation relative to the headset module.
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