Automatic volume settings for environment sensitive hearing aids

Authors

  • Rana Rahal School of Information Technology and Engineering, Univ. of Ottawa, 800 King Edward Avenue, Ottawa, KIN 6N5, Canada
  • Wail Gueaieb School of Information Technology and Engineering, Univ. of Ottawa, 800 King Edward Avenue, Ottawa, KIN 6N5, Canada
  • Christian Giguére School of Information Technology and Engineering, Univ. of Ottawa, 800 King Edward Avenue, Ottawa, KIN 6N5, Canada
  • Hisham Othman School of Information Technology and Engineering, Univ. of Ottawa, 800 King Edward Avenue, Ottawa, KIN 6N5, Canada

Keywords:

Fuzzy inference, Fuzzy systems, Hearing aids, Mathematical models, Neural networks, Nonlinear systems, Acoustic features, Adaptive network based fuzzy inference system, Artificial Neural Network, Automatic adjustment, Computational intelligence, Control settings, Environment-sensitive, Hearing aid, Hearing loss, Highly nonlinear, Multi layer perceptron, Neurofuzzy system, Specific knowledge, User intervention

Abstract

A study was conducted to demonstrate the automatic adjustment of the hearing aid control settings to minimize the need for manual user interventions. The proposed system was based on computational intelligence tools, such as artificial neural networks and neurofuzzy systems. These systems had the ability to learn the dynamics of highly nonlinear system without the need for having specific knowledge of their mathematical models. These techniques were adopted to map the acoustic features to the desired volume setting of the hearing aid user. A multilayer perceptron (MLP) and an adaptive network-based fuzzy inference system (ANFIS) were analyzed as two computational intelligence tools on three simulated users. These simulated users were suffering from moderate, severe, and profound hearing losses.

Published

2009-09-01

How to Cite

1.
Rahal R, Gueaieb W, Giguére C, Othman H. Automatic volume settings for environment sensitive hearing aids. Canadian Acoustics [Internet]. 2009Sep.1 [cited 2021Apr.13];37(3):130-1. Available from: https://jcaa.caa-aca.ca/index.php/jcaa/article/view/2168

Issue

Section

Proceedings of the Acoustics Week in Canada

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