Global Patent Index - EP 2025201 A2

EP 2025201 A2 2009-02-18 - HEARING AID AND METHOD FOR OPERATING A HEARING AID

Title (en)

HEARING AID AND METHOD FOR OPERATING A HEARING AID

Title (de)

HÖRGERÄT UND VERFAHREN ZUM BETRIEB EINES HÖRGERÄTES

Title (fr)

APPAREIL AUDITIF ET PROCEDE D'UTILISATION

Publication

EP 2025201 A2 (DE)

Application

EP 06763219 A

Priority

EP 2006062496 W

Abstract (en)

[origin: WO2006114449A2] The invention relates to a hearing aid comprising at least one signal processing device (1), at least one counter (4) for detecting discreet events or operating processes, and at least one memory (6) for storing the values or states of the counter, and the threshold values associated with each counter (4). The hearing aid is also provided with a signal transmitter (5) that is actively connected to the signal processing device (1) in such a way that the signal transmitter (5) is activated when a threshold value of a counter (4) is reached or exceeded. In this way, advantageously, any countable pre-defined events or operating processes can be used to establish and maintain the operating state of the hearing aid. An operating process can be, for example, the variation of a defined operating state of the hearing aid. If a pre-determined threshold value is reached, i.e. the number of events reaches this threshold value, a corresponding signal can be triggered and produced by the signal transmitter (5).

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

H04R 25/00 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

H04R 25/305 (2013.01); H04R 2225/55 (2013.01)

Citation (search report)

See references of WO 2006114449A3

Designated contracting state (EPC)

AT BE BG CH CY CZ DE DK EE ES FI FR GB GR HU IE IS IT LI LT LU LV MC NL PL PT RO SE SI SK TR

Designated extension state (EPC)

AL BA HR MK YU

EPO simple patent family

WO 2006114449 A2 20061102; WO 2006114449 A3 20070419; EP 2025201 A2 20090218; US 2009262948 A1 20091022

INPADOC legal status


2013-01-23 [18D] APPLICATION DEEMED TO BE WITHDRAWN

- Effective date: 20120807

2012-07-25 [DAX] REQUEST FOR EXTENSION OF THE EUROPEAN PATENT (TO ANY COUNTRY) (DELETED)

2012-04-25 [17Q] FIRST EXAMINATION REPORT

- Effective date: 20120327

2009-02-18 [17P] REQUEST FOR EXAMINATION FILED

- Effective date: 20080918

2009-02-18 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

- Kind Code of Ref Document: A2

- Designated State(s): AT BE BG CH CY CZ DE DK EE ES FI FR GB GR HU IE IS IT LI LT LU LV MC NL PL PT RO SE SI SK TR

2009-02-18 [AX] REQUEST FOR EXTENSION OF THE EUROPEAN PATENT TO:

- Countries: AL BA HR MK YU