Body-Centric Wireless Communications: A Survey of Hearing-Instrument Antennas

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A survey of hearing-instrument antennas used for body-centric wireless communications is presented. One challenge is to transmit a radio signal from a hearing instrument on one ear to a hearing instrument on the other ear to improve the hearing quality. Transmission through the head is not an option due to the losses at the ISM-band at 2.4 GHz. This is overcome by the use of surface waves, i.e., a wave that creeps on the top of the head. A major challenge is to construct antennas that
effective launches surface waves for different types of hearing instruments.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of IEEE Radio and Antenna Days of the Indian Ocean
Number of pages2
Publication date2018
ISBN (Print)9789994904693
Publication statusPublished - 2018
Event2018 IEEE Radio and Antenna Days of the Indian Ocean - Hilton Resort & Spa, Mauritius
Duration: 15 Oct 201818 Oct 2018


Conference2018 IEEE Radio and Antenna Days of the Indian Ocean
LocationHilton Resort & Spa
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