Intrabody communication for a hearing aid

Douglas L Jones (Inventor), Charissa R Lansing (Inventor), Bruce C Wheeler (Inventor), Albert S Feng (Inventor), Robert C Bilger (Inventor), William D O'Brien (Inventor)

Research output: Patent


Disclosed is a hearing aid that includes a first component operable to receive an input and a second component operable to provide an output to at least one ear of a user of the hearing aid. The first component and the second component are electrically coupled together by a closed electrical circuit including at least one electrical conduction pathway formed by skin of the user between the first component and the second component. An electrical signal is transmitted from the first component to the second component with the closed electrical circuit. Communication between the first and second components can be one-way or two-way.
Original languageEnglish (US)
U.S. patent number7206423
StatePublished - Apr 17 2007


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