Sonova‘s patent involves a system that provides a frequency lowering scheme for hearing devices. The system maps audio frequencies to lower frequencies, generates output curves, and presents a graphical representation on a display device. This innovation aims to improve fitting-related parameters for better hearing assistance. GlobalData’s report on Sonova 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 Sonova, was a key innovation area identified from patents. Sonova's grant share as of April 2024 was 53%. Grant share is based on the ratio of number of grants to total number of patents.

Frequency lowering scheme for hearing devices with graphical user interface

Source: United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Credit: Sonova Holding AG

A recently granted patent (Publication Number: US11974098B2) discloses a system designed to enhance the functionality of hearing devices through a frequency lowering scheme. The system includes a memory storing instructions and a processor that executes these instructions to provide a frequency lowering scheme for hearing devices. This scheme maps audio frequencies from a first set to lower frequencies in a second set, generating output frequency-based curves that represent fitting-related parameters. The system also presents graphical user interface views displaying graphs with axes representing audio frequencies and fitting-related parameters, allowing users to visualize and adjust frequency lowering settings.

Furthermore, the system allows for the detection and modification of frequency lowering settings based on user selections, providing a customizable experience for users of hearing devices. Users can adjust the amount of frequency lowering applied by the device through interactive graphical indicators within the interface. The system also enables the presentation of additional graphs showing output gain levels and input frequency-based curves, enhancing the user's understanding of the device's performance across different sound input levels and listening environments. Overall, this patented system offers a comprehensive solution for optimizing the functionality of hearing devices through innovative frequency lowering techniques and user-friendly interface features.

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