Off-Body Transmission Range Improvement for Hearing Instruments by the Use of Ear-to-Ear Communication

Nikolaj Peter Iversen Kammersgaard, Søren H. Kvist, Jesper Thaysen, Kaj Bjarne Jakobsen

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Abstract

A novel idea for improving the off-body transmission range for hearing instruments is presented. The idea is to use the ear-to-ear communication to improve the range. If one of the hearing instruments loses the connection to an off-body accessory it can reestablish the connection through the other hearing instrument. The median improvement of the measured and simulated gain of the hearing instrument is 9.7 dB and 7.0 dB, respectively. This corresponds to a transmission range improvement of 204% and 123% under free-space conditions and 74% and 49% if a ground reflection is assumed.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of 2015 Loughborough Antennas & Propagation Conference
Number of pages4
PublisherIEEE
Publication date2015
ISBN (Print)978-1-4799-8943-0
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Event2015 Loughborough Antennas & Propagation Conference - Burleigh Court International Conference Centre, Loughborough, United Kingdom
Duration: 2 Nov 20153 Nov 2015

Conference

Conference2015 Loughborough Antennas & Propagation Conference
LocationBurleigh Court International Conference Centre
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityLoughborough
Period02/11/201503/11/2015

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