GN Hearing has been granted a patent for a hearing device that compensates for user hearing loss. The device includes a processing unit and memory unit, with the processing unit obtaining and verifying access right data to provide appropriate access rights. GlobalData’s report on GN Hearing gives a 360-degree view of the company including its patenting strategy. Buy the report here.

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According to GlobalData’s company profile on GN Hearing, was a key innovation area identified from patents.

Secure access control for hearing device based on access right data

Source: United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Credit: GN Hearing AS

A recently granted patent (Publication Number: US11924616B2) discloses a hearing device with innovative features aimed at enhancing security and access control. The device includes a processing unit and a memory unit that work together to obtain access right data, perform verifications based on this data, and provide access rights accordingly. The access rights granted are associated with an access right identifier, with the level of access determined by this identifier. The access right data may include a digital signature or hardware identifiers, which are verified by the processing unit to ensure secure access.

Furthermore, the patent details a method performed by the hearing device, involving obtaining access right data, performing verifications, and providing access rights based on the access right identifier. This method not only enhances security but also offers a tailored approach to access control based on the specific needs indicated by the access right identifier. The device is designed to be worn comfortably in the ear, making the access control features seamlessly integrated into the user experience. Overall, the patent highlights a sophisticated system that prioritizes security and personalized access control in a hearing device, ensuring a user-friendly and secure experience for individuals using the device.

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