EP2034772A2 - Hearing assistance device, in particular hearing aid - Google Patents

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EP2034772A2
EP2034772A2 EP08104818A EP08104818A EP2034772A2 EP 2034772 A2 EP2034772 A2 EP 2034772A2 EP 08104818 A EP08104818 A EP 08104818A EP 08104818 A EP08104818 A EP 08104818A EP 2034772 A2 EP2034772 A2 EP 2034772A2
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Michael Hanisch
Benjamin Schmidt
Erwin Singer
Roland Weigert
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    • 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
    • HELECTRICITY
    • H04ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
    • H04RLOUDSPEAKERS, MICROPHONES, GRAMOPHONE PICK-UPS OR LIKE ACOUSTIC ELECTROMECHANICAL TRANSDUCERS; DEAF-AID SETS; PUBLIC ADDRESS SYSTEMS
    • H04R2225/00Details of deaf aids covered by H04R25/00, not provided for in any of its subgroups
    • H04R2225/023Completely in the canal [CIC] hearing aids
    • HELECTRICITY
    • H04ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
    • H04RLOUDSPEAKERS, MICROPHONES, GRAMOPHONE PICK-UPS OR LIKE ACOUSTIC ELECTROMECHANICAL TRANSDUCERS; DEAF-AID SETS; PUBLIC ADDRESS SYSTEMS
    • H04R2225/00Details of deaf aids covered by H04R25/00, not provided for in any of its subgroups
    • H04R2225/025In the ear hearing aids [ITE] hearing aids
    • HELECTRICITY
    • H04ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
    • H04RLOUDSPEAKERS, MICROPHONES, GRAMOPHONE PICK-UPS OR LIKE ACOUSTIC ELECTROMECHANICAL TRANSDUCERS; DEAF-AID SETS; PUBLIC ADDRESS SYSTEMS
    • H04R2225/00Details of deaf aids covered by H04R25/00, not provided for in any of its subgroups
    • H04R2225/31Aspects of the use of accumulators in hearing aids, e.g. rechargeable batteries or fuel cells
    • 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
    • H04R25/658Manufacture of housing parts

Abstract

The hearing aid (2) has a guide (22) e.g. through hole, provided for an elongated plastic extraction device (23) e.g. rod, and formed at or inside of the hearing aid. The extraction device is movably contained in the guide, and the guide includes an undercut in a cross section area of the guide. The extraction device includes a slub (24) at longitudinal end sections of the extraction device, where the slub is formed as a ball or a bead. A recess for the slub of the extraction device is provided within a region of an opening (27) of the guide. The guide is formed as a blind hole, recess and groove, and the elongated extraction device is formed as a string filament, stretching filament, filament, rod and pole.

Description

  • The invention relates to a hearing aid, in particular a hearing aid, preferably an in-ear hearing aid (IdO). Furthermore, the invention relates to a hearing aid set, in particular an in-ear hearing aid set with an electric charger and a hearing aid according to the invention.
  • In order to meet the aesthetic needs of a wearer of a hearing aid, this should be as little visible on the wearer from the outside as possible. Therefore, a required miniaturization of the hearing aid devices on the one hand, and their versatile range of functions as well as high-quality processing of the signals required to improve the hearing within the hearing aid devices on the other hand, represent conflicting requirements.
  • In addition, adapting hearing aids to different levels of hearing loss due to different levels of performance, and requiring users to work in small and very small sizes, forces manufacturers to produce a wide range of hearing aids that have different sizes for different performance levels.
  • For reasons of environmental protection and in recent years, greatly increased storage capacity of batteries for electric power, hearing aids and hearing aids are increasingly offered that have rechargeable batteries or a rechargeable battery cell. These replace the previously used zinc-air batteries.
  • In particular, accumulators are suitable for hearing aids with a lower performance, as z. B. to improve low hearing damage and / or come with a relatively small amount of functionality used. It's natural, too possible to use accumulators in hearing aids, which have a large amplifier power and / or a large range of functions. In this case, it is then preferable to use a plurality of hearing aid devices or a plurality of rechargeable batteries in exchange.
  • In particular, in the case of the IdOs, the requirements with regard to the miniaturization, the range of functions, an amplifier power and a capacity of the battery or of the rechargeable battery are particularly high. With these rechargeable IdOs, charging contacts for a charger are provided on a cover plate that is the same as all faceplates for all IdOs of a certain series. This is because one of the cover plate opposite side of the IdO has a depending on the hearing aid wearer individually adapted earmold.
  • Due to the individual design of the earmold it makes no sense to install the charging contacts for the accumulator on this side of the ITE, otherwise usually a customized charger of an electric charger would have to be made. So to be able to operate a large number of IdOs with a single electric charger, it is necessary to provide the charging contacts on the cover plate.
  • For removal of a relatively small IDO from an ear or an ear canal of the hearing aid wearer, they have a small thread that can be gripped by the fingers of the hearing aid wearer. This thread - also known as pull or drawstring - is attached to the side of the cover plate to this, usually glued.
  • With a rechargeable IdO with charging contacts on the side of the cover plate, this thread would be in the way when the IdO is plugged into the charger or on the charger of the charger. In addition, such a thread, especially for larger hearing aids, as z. B. at a Conca hearing aid is the case, affecting an overall aesthetic impression of the hearing aid.
  • In addition to the taught in the prior art, stationary pull-out, the hearing aid can also be held on an open battery door and thereby pulled out of the human ear.
  • It is therefore an object of the invention to provide an improved hearing aid device, in particular an improved hearing aid, preferably an improved in-ear hearing aid device (IdO). Moreover, it is an object of the invention to provide a corresponding hearing aid set, in particular a corresponding in-ear hearing aid set, which comprises an electric charger and a hearing aid according to the invention.
  • It should be possible in particular by the invention to provide a rechargeable hearing aid device in which a removal device (pull-out) as little as possible affects insertion of the hearing aid into an electric charger or a charging shell of the charger. In addition, for larger hearing aids, such. As a Concha hearing aid, an aesthetic overall impression of the hearing aid as little as possible be affected by such a removal device.
  • The object of the invention is achieved by a hearing aid, in particular a hearing aid, preferably an in-ear hearing aid, according to claim 1 and a hearing aid set, in particular an in-ear hearing aid set, according to claim 18.
  • In one embodiment of the invention, the hearing aid has a removal device, which is received in a guide of the hearing aid back and forth. In another embodiment of the invention, the hearing aid on an elongated removal device, which is provided in a guide of the hearing aid and is received translationally movable in the guide.
  • In principle, there are two embodiments of the invention, which in turn are divided into two basic embodiments.
  • On the one hand, it is possible to provide the removal device completely through the hearing aid. This makes it possible that the removal device on two sides, preferably on two directly opposite sides of the hearing aid device off or can stand out. On the other hand, it is possible to provide the removal device standing in the hearing aid. In a completely protruding state, the removal device is received substantially entirely within the hearing aid. In a fully withdrawn state, the removal device is almost completely pulled out of the hearing aid.
  • In these two embodiments of the invention, it is now possible, the guide completely within the hearing aid, for. B. as a bore (through or blind hole) to provide from the outside, or as a recess (at least partially open at the side blind hole, Durchgangsausnehmung or groove) on the hearing aid, wherein the removal device is provided in an outer edge region of the hearing aid. So that the removal device can not fall out of a lateral opening on the hearing aid or can be removed, this recess has an undercut in its cross section. This results in an opening on the hearing aid, which is smaller in width than a maximum thickness of the removal device.
  • Depending on the situation (aesthetic aspect when carrying, removal of the hearing aid from the ear and in the state of charge), the movable removal device is in the position desired or desired by the hearing aid wearer. The removal device is extended in a wearing or removal state of the hearing aid, the hearing aid can be removed from the human ear. In a non-wearing or charging state, the removal device of the hearing aid is retracted or stands on one side of the earmold and can be charged in a charging socket of an electric charging device.
  • In addition, in one embodiment of the invention, in which the removal device is almost completely received within the hearing aid when retracted, this correspond to a wearing state of the hearing aid to accommodate aesthetics of the wearer, which does not necessarily want the removal device in the worn state of the Hearing aid, so from the cover plate and thus the ear, protrudes outward.
  • According to the extraction device is not fixed in the hearing aid, but by the leadership in the hearing aid back and forth movable. An end-face position of the guide, starting from the cover plate into the hearing aid device, is freely selectable depending on the circumstances (auditory canal, available space within the hearing aid).
  • In preferred embodiments of the invention, the removal device at one, but preferably at both longitudinal ends a thickening in order to better grip the removal device with two fingers. Furthermore, such a thickening serves to keep the removal device in the extended or in the retracted state, in the guide.
  • Preferably, the hearing aid for the respective extended or retracted state of the removal device, on its respective outer side a recess for the thickening. In this case, the recess is preferably designed such that it can accommodate the thickening at least partially, but preferably completely.
  • In a preferred embodiment of the invention, the guide for the removal device is formed completely through the hearing aid. Preferably, in each case a depression is provided at the two opposing openings of the guide on the hearing aid. The guide preferably has a diameter which substantially corresponds to a diameter of the removal device in its central region.
  • In other preferred embodiments of the invention, a length-variable longitudinal end portion of the sampling device is received in each layer within the hearing aid. In this case, this longitudinal end section accommodated within the hearing aid device can be accommodated within the hearing aid device essentially with its complete length or only with a comparatively short longitudinal end section (thickening, see below). All intermediate stages are possible, d. H. In such embodiments, the removal device from its extended state is completely or almost completely plugged into the hearing aid.
  • In such embodiments of the invention, it is preferred that the longitudinal end of the removal device disposed within the hearing aid device has a thickening which, in cooperation with a latch in the region of the opening of the guide on the hearing aid device, prevents the removal device from completely pulling out of the hearing aid.
  • In preferred embodiments of the invention, the guide is provided within or on the hearing aid device such that it is located away from a region of the hearing aid which can be placed in the region of an auditory canal. In this case, this auditory canal region should correspond to a region of the hearing aid device which can be substantially aligned with the auditory canal of the hearing aid wearer concerned. Preferably belong in addition also areas of the hearing aid device, which are provided in the vicinity of the aligned with the ear canal part of the hearing aid.
  • The hearing aid set according to the invention has a hearing aid according to the invention and an electric charger. To charge the hearing aid this is placed with its cover plate on a charging tray of the electric charger or inserted into this.
  • In this case, instead of the hearing aid device, the charging shell can have a recess for thickening a removal device of the hearing aid device. Further, it is preferred that the recess of the loading tray for the thickening of the removal device is substantially dimensioned such that the thickening is completely receivable therein. However, it is also possible to provide mutually corresponding recesses in the charging tray and in the hearing aid such that they can accommodate the thickening together.
  • According to the invention, when inserting the hearing aid into the charging cradle, the removal device is pushed into or through the hearing aid, so that the removal device is either almost completely received within the hearing aid or emerges from the earmold from one side. The charging contacts of the cover plate can then be electrically contacted by the electric charger.
  • When inserting the hearing aid into a human ear or an ear canal, the sampling device - if it was not previously placed manually in the wearing or removal state of the hearing aid - pushed out of a projection in the ear or ear canal, so that the sampling device the side of the cover plate protrudes, whereby the hearing aid can be removed later convenient.
  • According to the invention, insertion of an electrically rechargeable hearing aid into the charging cradle or the electrical charging device is not hindered despite the removal device. The removal device necessary for the hearing aid device is no longer a restriction, since the removal device is slidably provided in the hearing aid.
  • An advantage of the invention is that the hearing aid wearer does not have to pay attention to handling the removal device. When inserting the hearing aid into the ear canal, the removal device is pushed out, whereas the removal device, when inserting the hearing aid into a charging device, into the hearing aid or in the direction of the earmold is pushed therethrough.
  • Further embodiments of the invention will become apparent from the remaining dependent claims.
  • The invention will be explained in more detail below with reference to embodiments with reference to the accompanying drawings. In the drawing show:
  • Fig. 1
    in a sectional plan view inserting a hearing aid according to the invention in an ear canal of a human ear;
    Fig. 2
    in a sectional side view insertion of the hearing aid according to the invention Fig. 1 in a charging cradle of an electric charger;
    Fig. 3
    in a sectional plan view of a schematic representation of another embodiment of the hearing aid device according to the invention;
    Fig. 4
    one opposite Fig. 3 extended embodiment of the hearing aid according to the invention;
    Fig. 5
    in a sectional side view of a schematic representation of another embodiment of the hearing aid according to the invention;
    Fig. 6
    one opposite Fig. 5 modified embodiment of the hearing aid according to the invention.
  • The invention will be explained in more detail below with reference to an in-ear hearing aid device (IdO). Here, a so-called ITE hearing aid (in-the-ear) is shown in the drawing. However, the invention is not intended to be limited to such embodiments, but includes ITC hearing aids (in-the-canal), CIC hearing aids (complete-in-canal), concha and ear canal hearing aids. In particular, the invention relates to hearing aids.
  • Fig. 1 1 shows an ear canal region 28 of the ITE 2 in an auditory canal 10 or an external auditory canal 10 of the human ear 1. A portion of the ear canal region 28 is formed by an earmold 20 of the ITE 2, which has been individually adapted to the human ear 1.
  • The earmold 20 is opposite a cover plate 21, which are usually identical for all IdOs 2 a series or for all IdOs 2 more series, and therefore does not have to be adapted individually to a carrier of the IdOs 2. In a wearing state of the ITE 2, the earmold 20 is partially seated on an ear canal wall 11 and on the concha of the human ear 1.
  • The IdO 2 has a displaceable or reciprocable removal device 23, which in the Fig. 1 protrudes from the cover plate 21 of the ITE 2, in its so-called extended state. By means of this removal device 23 extending through the ITO 2, the ITO 2 can be removed or removed from the ear 1. Furthermore, the IdO 2 can be inserted into the ear 1 by means of the removal device 23.
  • Fig. 2 shows the IdO 2 when charging a recorded within the I-dOs 2 accumulator (not shown in the drawing). Here, the IdO 2 is inserted with its cover plate 21 in a charging tray 30 of an electric charging device 3. In this in Fig. 2 As shown loading state, the removal device 23 is in its retracted state and is no longer from the cover plate 21, but in the field of the earmold 20 from the IdO 2 from.
  • Ie. the removal device 23 according to the invention is movably guided or displaceable within or on the IdO 2; According to the invention, it is slidably mounted on or in the IdO 2. According to the invention, the removal device 23 can move back and forth between its extended state (removal and / or wearing state) and its retracted loading state. This is with the respective arrows in the Fig. 1 and 2 clarified.
  • Starting from the retracted state ( Fig. 2 ) of the removal device 23 is the in Fig. 1 shown extended state taken. Here, when inserting the ITE 2 in the human ear 1, the removal device 23 is extended, that is brought by a projection on the ear 1 and the ear canal 10 in the extended state; but also manually, for. B can be done by means of a finger. This should be done with the arrows in Fig. 1 be clear.
  • Conversely, by pulling out the IdO 2 by means of the removal device 23, the IdO 2 is removed from the human ear 1 and then placed on the charging tray 30. Here, the IdO 2 is moved toward the loading tray 30, wherein first the removal device 23 comes into contact with the charging tray 30, and after further advancing the IdOs 2 on the charging tray 30, the removal device 23 assumes its retracted state. This can also be done manually (see above) before inserting the ITE 2 in the charging tray 30.
  • In order that the removal device 23 between its extended ( Fig. 1 ) and its retracted ( Fig. 2 ) State is movable to and fro, it is guided on or within the IdO 2. This is done by means of a guide 22 in the in the Fig. 1 and 2 illustrated embodiment as a bore 22 or through hole 22 in IdO 2 is executed.
  • The bore 22 is slightly larger in diameter than a diameter of the removal device 23 in a central portion. Preferably, the removal device 23 is a pull thread 23, a pull-out thread 23, a thread 23, a rod 23 or a rod 23. Preferably, the removal device 23 is constructed of plastic or a metal or a metal alloy.
  • So that in the present embodiment, the removal device 23 can not be completely removed from the ITE 2, this has at one longitudinal end, but preferably at both longitudinal ends of a thickening 24. This thickening can z. B. be configured as a ball, bead or as any shaped section or finger grip. It is only necessary to ensure that the thickening 24 is larger in its largest diameter than the guide 22 in its smallest diameter.
  • In the region of an opening 27, on which the guide 22 protrudes on an outer side of the ITE 2, or on the outside in an area around the guide 22, the ITO 2 preferably has a recess 25. Preferably, the IdO 2 in the region of both openings 27 of the guide 22 on the IdO 2 such a recess 25. In the respective recess 25, the respective thickening 24 of the removal device 23 is at least partially, but preferably substantially completely, receivable. This is in the extended state of the removal device 23 in FIG Fig. 1 and in the retracted state of the removal device 23 in Fig. 2 clearly visible. Here, the respective thickening 24 is substantially completely received in the respective recess 24.
  • According to the invention, the removal device 23 is guided translationally or substantially translationally movable in the ITO 2. Depending on a deformability of the removal device 23, in particular if it is designed as a sufficiently stiff thread 23, it is possible to guide the removal device 23 also on a curved path within the I-DO 2 (see also below). This is z. B. a retracted and extended position of the removal device 23 on the IdO 2 within certain limits freely selectable.
  • The 3 and 4 show two embodiments of the invention, in which the removal device 23 in the retracted state no longer from the IdO 2 and the otoplasty 20 off or stands out, but is completely absorbed within the ITE 2. Ie. an adjustable in length inner longitudinal end portion 29 of the removal device 23 is always taken within the ITE 2. Here, the removal device 23 is preferably as in the embodiment of the Fig. 1 and 2 built up.
  • It should be noted that the guide 22, which is formed in the present embodiment as a bore 22 and blind hole 22, has a diameter which is slightly larger than an outer diameter of the thickening 24 within the ITE 2.
  • In order to prevent complete removal of the removal device 23 from the ITE 2, this has a latch 26 in the region of the opening 27, which reduces the guide 22 in its diameter. This makes it possible, on the one hand, to not completely remove the removal device 23 from the ITO 2. On the other hand, it is possible by the inner thickening 24 opposite thickening 24, the removal device 23 does not disappear completely within the ITE 2.
  • Fig. 4 now shows one opposite the Fig. 3 extended embodiment of the invention, in which the latch 26 now also has a recess 25 in which the outer thickening 24 of the removal device 23 at least partially, but preferably completely, is receivable.
  • As with embodiments of the invention according to the Fig. 1 and 2 in turn, the removal device 23 or its guide 22 is provided in a region of the ITE 2, which is located away from the auditory canal region 28 of the ITE 2. Here, ear canal region 28 is to be understood as that region of the ITE 2 which is essentially surrounded by the auditory canal 10 of the human ear 1. For this purpose, adjacent areas of the ITE 2 can also belong directly to it, ie in such a case the auditory canal area of the ITE 2 is slightly larger in its cross section than the relevant cross section of the auditory canal 10 of the hearing aid wearer 1.
  • In embodiments of the invention according to the 3 and 4 Again, it is also possible to provide the removal device 23 not only substantially translationally movable in the ITE 2, but provide the removal device 23 in sections or even completely hineinbewegbar in a curved path in the ITO 2. Of course, this also applies to embodiments of the invention according to the Fig. 1 and 2 ,
  • The FIGS. 5 and 6 Now show in contrast to the previous embodiments, not designed as a bore 22 guide 22, but designed as a recess 22 guide 22 at an outer region of the ITE 2. Here, the recess 22 is externally visible on the ITE 2. Ie. access to the guide 22 is possible not only in the region of the relevant opening 27, but at least in sections along the guide 22.
  • In Fig. 5 the guide 22 is designed as a recess 22 which is at least partially open in its longitudinal direction and whose Cross section is a circle segment or a circle section. A circular sector surrounded by this circle segment has an overlap angle of more than 180 °. Ie. the cross-section has an undercut, so that the removal device 23 provided within the guide 22 can not fall out.
  • Fig. 6 now shows one opposite Fig. 5 another cross-section of the guide 22, which has a dovetail-shaped profile in cross-section. In this case, a width of the opening of the dovetail-shaped profile on the ITE 2 is smaller than a maximum diameter of the removal device 23. This relates in particular to the thickening 24 at a longitudinal end of the removal device 23 within the ITE 2.
  • It should be noted that features of the invention according to the Fig. 1 to 4 on embodiments of the invention according to the FIGS. 5 and 6 , as well as features of the invention according to the FIGS. 5 and 6 on embodiments of the invention according to the Fig. 1 to 4 are applicable.

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  1. Hearing aid, in particular hearing aid (2), preferably in-ear hearing aid (2), with an elongated removal device (23) and a guide (22) for the removal device (23), wherein
    the guide (22) is formed on or within the hearing aid device (2), and the removal device (23) is slidably received in the guide (22).
  2. Hearing aid according to claim 1, wherein the removal device (23) is received in a substantially translationally movable manner in the guide (22).
  3. Hearing aid according to claim 1 or 2, wherein the guide (22) for the removal device (23) as a through-bore (22) or a blind hole (22) in the hearing aid (2) is formed.
  4. Hearing aid according to claim 1 or 2, wherein the guide (22) for the removal device (23) as a recess (22), a through-hole (22) or a groove (22) in the hearing aid (2) is formed in its cross-section a Has undercut.
  5. Hearing aid according to one of claims 1 to 4, wherein the removal device (23) as a pull thread (23), a pull-out thread (23), a thread (23), a rod (23) or a rod (23) is formed.
  6. Hearing aid according to one of claims 1 to 5, wherein the removal device (23) on one, preferably at both longitudinal end portions, a, in particular as a ball (24) or a bead (24) formed thickening (24).
  7. Hearing aid according to one of claims 1 to 6, wherein the hearing aid (2) in the region of an opening (27) of the guide (22) on the hearing aid (2) has a recess (25) for the thickening (24) of the removal device (23).
  8. Hearing aid according to one of claims 1 to 7, wherein the guide (22) is a completely through the hearing aid device (2) passing through bore (22), and
    the hearing aid (2) preferably at both openings (27) of the guide (22) on the hearing aid (2) each having a recess (25).
  9. Hearing aid according to one of claims 1 to 8, wherein the guide (22) in a central region or away from the recess (25) has a diameter which
    slightly larger than the diameter removal device (23) in its central region or away from the thickening (24).
  10. Hearing aid according to one of claims 1 to 7, wherein an inner longitudinal end portion (29) of the removal device (23) in each position of the removal device (23) is received within the hearing aid (2).
  11. Hearing aid according to claim 10, wherein the removal device (23) by means of a thickening (24) at the longitudinal end of its inner longitudinal end portion (29) due to a bolt (26) in a region of the opening (27) of the hearing aid (2) to a complete withdrawal from the Hearing aid (2) is prevented.
  12. Hearing aid according to one of claims 7 to 11, wherein the recess (25) at the opening (27) of the guide (22) is dimensioned such that the thickening (24) is at least partially receivable therein.
  13. Hearing aid according to one of claims 1 to 12, wherein the guide (22) in an area in the hearing aid (2) is provided, which is located away from an auditory canal region (28) of the hearing aid (2).
  14. Hearing aid according to one of claims 1 to 13, wherein the removal device (23) is made of a metal or a metal alloy and / or of a plastic.
  15. Hearing aid according to one of claims 1 to 14, wherein the hearing aid (2) is a rechargeable hearing aid (2).
  16. Hearing aid according to one of claims 1 to 15, wherein in a carrying or removal state of the hearing aid (2), the removal device (23) is extended and protrudes from a cover plate (21) of the hearing aid (2).
  17. Hearing aid according to one of claims 1 to 16, wherein in a wearing or non-wearing state or a state of charge of the hearing aid (2), the removal device (23) is retracted and protrudes from an earmold (20) of the hearing aid (2) or in the Hearing aid (2) is in it.
  18. Hearing aid set, in particular in-ear hearing aid set, comprising a hearing aid (2) according to one of claims 1 to 17 and an electric charging device (3).
  19. Hearing aid set according to claim 18, wherein a charging tray (30) of the electric charging device (3) has a recess for a thickening (24) of the removal device (23) of the hearing aid device (2).
  20. Hearing aid set according to claim 19, wherein the recess of the charging tray (30) is dimensioned such that the thickening (24) of the removal device (23) is at least partially receivable therein.
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