Subband adaptive modeling of digital hearing aids

Authors

  • Michael Wirtzfeld National Centre for Audiology, Elborn College, University of Western Ontario, Ont. N6G 1H1, Canada
  • Vijay Parsa National Centre for Audiology, Elborn College, University of Western Ontario, Ont. N6G 1H1, Canada

Keywords:

Acoustic generators, Acoustic wave effects, Audio frequency amplifiers, Computer simulation, Electric currents, Amplitude compression, Commercial hearing aids, Compression channels, Dynamic behavior

Abstract

The significance of subband adaptive model to properly characterize the complex and dynamic behavior of multi-channel amplitude compression strategies that are used in current generation hearing aids, was studied. The subband modeling of commercial hearing aids -Oticon Syncro and the Bernafon Symbio, was carried out. The synchro is a multi-channel compression hearing aid with eight voice aligned compression channels. Symbio is a channel free digital hearing aid. The results suggests that the number of bands in the subband adaptive model increases to match or exceed the number of compression channels in the hearing aid modeled.

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Published

2005-09-01

How to Cite

1.
Wirtzfeld M, Parsa V. Subband adaptive modeling of digital hearing aids. Canadian Acoustics [Internet]. 2005 Sep. 1 [cited 2021 Oct. 26];33(3):38-9. Available from: https://jcaa.caa-aca.ca/index.php/jcaa/article/view/1734

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Proceedings of the Acoustics Week in Canada