DK3160162T3 - HEARING DEVICE FOR HAND-FREE COMMUNICATION - Google Patents

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DK3160162T3
DK3160162T3 DK16187224.7T DK16187224T DK3160162T3 DK 3160162 T3 DK3160162 T3 DK 3160162T3 DK 16187224 T DK16187224 T DK 16187224T DK 3160162 T3 DK3160162 T3 DK 3160162T3
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1. Høreapparatanordning (10, 10'), der er konfigureret til at blive båret i eller ved en brugers øre (46), der omfatter, i det mindste to omgivelseslydindgange, for eksempel mikrofoner (14, 14'), hver til at modtage lyd og generere et elektrisk lydsignal (35), der repræsenterer lyd, en trådløs lydindgang (18) til at modtage trådløse lydsignaler (19), der er konfigureret til at blive trådløst forbundet til en kommunikationsanordning (12) og til at modtage trådløse lydsignaler fra kommunikationsanordningen (12), en udgangstransducer (24), der er konfigureret til at stimulere hørelsen for brugeren af høreapparatanordningen (46), et elektrisk kredsløb (16), et dedikeret stråleformer-støjreduktionssystem (36), der omfatter en stråleformer (38), KENDETEGNET VED, AT høreapparatanordningen yderligere omfatter en senderenhed (20), der er konfigureret til at sende signaler, der repræsenterer lyd og/eller stemme, og ved at det elektriske kredsløb (16) - i det mindste i specifikke driftsformer af høreapparatanordningen - er operationelt koblet til de to eller flere omgivelseslydindgange (14, 14'), til den trådløse lydindgang (18), til udgangstransduceren (24), til senderenheden (20) og til det dedikerede stråleformer-støjreduktionssystem (36), og stråleformer-støjreduktionssystemet (36) er konfigureret til at genoprette et brugerstemmesignal, som repræsenterer en brugers stemme (46) fra de elektriske lydsignaler (35), hvor senderenheden (20) er konfigureret til at blive trådløst forbundet til kommunikationsanordningen (12) og til at overføre brugerstemmesignalet til kommunikationsanordningen (12).A hearing aid device (10, 10 ') configured to be carried in or by a user's ear (46) comprising at least two ambient sound inputs, e.g., microphones (14, 14'), each to receive and generating an electrical audio signal (35) representing sound, a wireless audio input (18) for receiving wireless audio signals (19) configured to be wirelessly connected to a communication device (12), and for receiving wireless audio signals from the communication device (12), an output transducer (24) configured to stimulate the hearing of the user of the hearing aid device (46), an electrical circuit (16), a dedicated beamformer noise reduction system (36) comprising a beamformer (38), Characterized in that the hearing aid device further comprises a transmitter unit (20) configured to transmit signals representing sound and / or voice, and in that the electrical circuit (16) - at least in specific not operating modes of the hearing aid device - are operatively coupled to the two or more ambient audio inputs (14, 14 '), to the wireless audio input (18), to the output transducer (24), to the transmitter unit (20) and to the dedicated beamformer noise reduction system (36) and the beamformer noise reduction system (36) is configured to recover a user voice signal representing a user's voice (46) from the electrical audio signals (35), wherein the transmitter unit (20) is configured to be wirelessly connected to the communication device (12) and for transmitting the user voice signal to the communication device (12).
2. Høreapparatanordning (10,10') ifølge krav 1, hvor høreapparatanordningen omfatter en stemmeaktivitetsdetektionsenhed (42), der er konfigureret til at detektere, hvis et stemmesignal fra brugeren (46) er til stede i de elektriske lydsignaler (35).A hearing aid device (10,10 ') according to claim 1, wherein the hearing aid device comprises a voice activity detection unit (42) configured to detect if a voice signal from the user (46) is present in the electrical audio signals (35).
3. Høreapparatanordning (10, 10') ifølge krav 1 eller 2, der omfatter et høreinstrument eller en aktiv ørebeskyttelsesanordning eller en anden audiobehandlingsanordning, der er indrettet til at forbedre, forstærke og/eller beskytte en brugers høreevne (46) ved at modtage akustiske signaler fra brugerens omgivelser, generere tilsvarende audiosignaler, eventuelt modificere audiosignalerne og tilvejebringe de eventuelt modificerede audiosignaler som hørbare signaler til i det mindste et af brugerens ører.Hearing aid device (10, 10 ') according to claim 1 or 2, comprising a hearing instrument or an active ear protection device or other audio processing device adapted to enhance, enhance and / or protect a user's hearing ability (46) by receiving acoustic signals from the user's environment, generating corresponding audio signals, optionally modifying the audio signals, and providing the optionally modified audio signals as audible signals to at least one of the user's ears.
4. Høreapparatanordning (10, 10') ifølge et hvilket som helst af kravene 1-3, hvor kommunikationsanordningen omfatter en mobiltelefon (12).Hearing aid device (10, 10 ') according to any one of claims 1-3, wherein the communication device comprises a mobile telephone (12).
5. Høreapparatanordning (10, 10') ifølge et hvilket som helst af kravene 1-4, hvor høreapparatanordningen omfatter en hukommelse (52), der er konfigureret til at lagre data, for eksempel forudbestemte rumlige retningsparametre, som er indrettet til at bevirke en stråleformer til at undertrykke lyd fra andre rumlige retninger end de rumlige retninger, som er bestemt af værdier af de forudbestemte rumlige retningsparametre, såsom en se-vektor ("look vector”).Hearing aid device (10, 10 ') according to any one of claims 1-4, wherein the hearing aid device comprises a memory (52) configured to store data, for example predetermined spatial directional parameters adapted to effect a beam shapes to suppress sound from spatial directions other than the spatial directions, which are determined by values of the predetermined spatial direction parameters, such as a look vector ("look vector").
6. Høreapparatanordning (10, 10') ifølge krav 5, hvor hukommelsen (52) omfatter startværdier af de forudbestemte rumlige retningsparametre bestemt i et attraphovedmodelsystem omfatter et attraphoved (56), hvor attraphovedet omfatter en attraphovedlydkilde (58).A hearing aid device (10, 10 ') according to claim 5, wherein the memory (52) comprises initial values of the predetermined spatial directional parameters determined in a metaphor head model system comprising a metaphor head (56), wherein the metaphor head comprises a metaphor head sound source (58).
7. Høreapparatanordning (10, 10') ifølge krav 6, hvor værdierne for de forudbestemte rumlige retningsparametre repræsenterer den akustiske overførselsfunktion fra en mund af attraphovedlydkilden (58) til de i det mindste to omgivelseslydindgange, for eksempel mikrofoner (14, 14'), af høreapparatanordningen (10, 10').A hearing aid device (10, 10 ') according to claim 6, wherein the values of the predetermined spatial directional parameters represent the acoustic transfer function from a mouth of the headphone sound source (58) to the at least two ambient sound inputs, for example microphones (14, 14'), of the hearing aid device (10, 10 ').
8. Høreapparatanordning (10, 10') ifølge et hvilket som helst af kravene 2-7, der er konfigureret til at opdatere rumlige retningsparametre i form af en sevektor, der er defineret ved mål-mellemmikrofon-overføringsfunktion, for stråleformeren (38), når stemmeaktivitetsdetektionsenheden (42) detekterer en tilstedeværelse af et stemmesignal fra brugeren (46) i det elektriske lydsignal (35).A hearing aid device (10, 10 ') according to any one of claims 2-7 configured to update spatial directional parameters in the form of a sevector defined by target intermediate microphone transfer function for the beam former (38), when the voice activity detection unit (42) detects a presence of a voice signal from the user (46) in the electrical audio signal (35).
9. Høreapparatanordning (10, 10') ifølge et hvilket som helst af kravene 2-8, hvor det elektriske kredsløb er konfigureret til at estimere en mellemmikrofonstøj kovariansmatrix for en forstyrrende baggrundsstøj fra lyd, der er modtaget med de i det mindste to mikrofoner (14, 14'), når stemmeaktivitetsdetektionsenheden (42) detekterer et fravær af et stemmesignal fra brugeren (46) i det elektriske lydsignal (35).Hearing aid device (10, 10 ') according to any one of claims 2-8, wherein the electrical circuit is configured to estimate a medium microphone noise covariance matrix for a disturbing background noise from sound received with the at least two microphones ( 14, 14 ') when the voice activity detection unit (42) detects an absence of a voice signal from the user (46) in the electrical audio signal (35).
10. Høreapparatanordning (10, 10') ifølge krav 9, der er konfigureret til at bestemme optimale indstillinger for stråleformer-støjreduktionssystemet (38) i form af stråleformervægte Wh ved at kombinere den estimerede mellemmikrofon-støjkovariansmatrix Rw(k) med mål-mellemmikrofon-overføringsfunktionen, betegnet se-vektoren d(k), somHearing aid device (10, 10 ') according to claim 9 configured to determine optimum settings for the beamformer noise reduction system (38) in the form of beamformer weights Wh by combining the estimated mid-microphone noise covariance matrix Rw (k) with the target mid-range microphone. the transfer function, termed the se vector d (k), which
hvor k er et frekvensindeks, ogireter et indeks for en referencemikrofon, *betegner komplekst konjugeret, og H betegner hermetisk transposition.where k is a frequency index, and an index for a reference microphone, * denotes complex conjugate, and H denotes hermetic transposition.
11. Høreapparatanordning (10,10') ifølge et hvilket som helst af kravene 1 -10, hvor stråleformer-støjreduktionssystemet (36) omfatter en enkeltkanalsstrøjreduktionsenhed (40), and hvor enkeltkanalsstrøjreduktionsenheden (40) er konfigureret til at reducere støj i de elektriske lydsignaler (35).Hearing aid device (10, 10 ') according to any one of claims 1 to 10, wherein the beamformer noise reduction system (36) comprises a single channel noise reduction unit (40) and wherein the single channel noise reduction unit (40) is configured to reduce noise in the electrical audio signals. (35).
12. Høreapparatanordning (10, 10')) ifølge krav 11, hvor enkeltkanalsstrøjreduktionsenheden (40) er konfigureret til at anvende et forudbestemt støjsignal, som repræsenterer forstyrrende baggrundsstøj for lyd, der er modtaget med den i det mindste ene omgivelseslydindgang (14, 14'), for at fjerne støjen i de elektriske lydsignaler (35).A hearing aid device (10, 10 ') according to claim 11, wherein the single-channel noise reduction unit (40) is configured to use a predetermined noise signal representing interfering background noise for sound received with at least one ambient sound input (14, 14'). ), to eliminate the noise in the electrical audio signals (35).
13. Høreapparatanordning (10, 10') ifølge krav 12, hvor det forudbestemte støjsignal, der er anvendt til at fjerne støjen i de elektriske lydsignaler (35), bestemmes af lyden, som er modtaget af den i det mindste ene omgivelseslydindgang (14, 14'), når stemmeaktivitetsdetektionsenheden (42) detekterer et fravær af et stemmesignal fra brugeren (46) i lydsignalet (34).Hearing aid device (10, 10 ') according to claim 12, wherein the predetermined noise signal used to remove the noise in the electrical audio signals (35) is determined by the sound received by the at least one ambient sound input (14, 14 ') when the voice activity detection unit (42) detects an absence of a voice signal from the user (46) in the audio signal (34).
14. Høreapparatanordning (10,10') ifølge et hvilket som helst af kravene 1-13, der omfatter en kontrollerbar kontakt (50), der er konfigureret til at etablere en trådløs forbindelse mellem høreapparatanordningen og kommunikationsanordningen (12), og hvor kontakten (50) er indrettet til at blive aktiveret af en bruger (46).Hearing aid device (10,10 ') according to any one of claims 1-13, comprising a controllable switch (50) configured to establish a wireless connection between the hearing aid device and the communication device (12), and wherein the contact ( 50) is arranged to be activated by a user (46).
15. Høreapparatanordning (10,10') ifølge et hvilket som helst af kravene 1 -14, der er konfigureret til at tilvejebringe, at de specifikke driftsformer kan aktiveres manuelt og/eller deaktiveres af brugeren af høreapparatanordningen, for eksempel ved hjælp afen brugergrænseflade, for eksempel en fjernbetjening, for eksempel via en SmartPhone.Hearing aid device (10,10 ') according to any one of claims 1 -14, configured to provide that the specific operating modes can be manually activated and / or deactivated by the user of the hearing aid device, for example by means of a user interface, for example, a remote control, for example via a SmartPhone.
16. Høreapparatanordning (10,10') ifølge et hvilket som helst af kravene 1 -15, der er konfigureret til - i en normal lyttefunktion - at behandle den omgivende lyd, som er opfanget af mikrofoner (14, 14') med et stråleformer- og støjreduktionssystem med andre parametre, som ikke er rettet mod brugerens mund, og til yderligere at behandle det rumlige lydsignal (39) i det elektriske kredsløb (16) før det præsenteres til brugeren ved hjælp af udgangstransduceren, for eksempel en højttaler (24).Hearing aid device (10,10 ') according to any one of claims 1 -15, configured to - in a normal listening function - treat the ambient sound captured by microphones (14, 14') with a beamformer and noise reduction system with other parameters not directed to the user's mouth, and to further process the spatial audio signal (39) in the electrical circuit (16) before presenting it to the user by the output transducer, for example a loudspeaker (24) .
17. Høreapparatanordning (10,10') ifølge et hvilket som helst af kravene 1 -16, der omfatter et tidsinvariant lineært filter (M2Mc), der er konfigureret til at simulere overførselsfunktionen fra mikrofonerne (14, 14') til brugerens mund) mellem stråleformer-støjreduktionssystemet (36) og senderenheden (20).Hearing aid device (10,10 ') according to any one of claims 1-16, comprising a time invariant linear filter (M2Mc) configured to simulate the transfer function of the microphones (14, 14') to the user's mouth) between the beamformer noise reduction system (36) and the transmitter unit (20).
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