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Presentation 2006-07-14 10:10
Ubiquitous Network Covering Old Age Society with Networked Hearing Aids
Kenzo Takahashi, Mikio Mori, Shuji Taniguchi, Keisuke Sugihara (Fukui Univ.), Shuji Ohya (NTT Data Hokuriku) IN2006-42
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(in English) In our country, an aging society has come so that the number of people who suffer from hardness of hearing also tends to increase year by year. While it now reaches 6.5million including light or middle grade presbycusis, the number of hearing-aid users is around only seven percents of the whole population suffering from hardness-of-hearing. Most of the current or potential users still look unsatisfactory due to the insufficient operation of hearing aids which unnaturally sound, with the deteriorated quality, often encountering howling phenomena or annoying noise on a table. Additionally, authorized hearing aid products tend to be extremely expensive in comparison with glasses.
Considering the coming ubiquitous network society, this paper proposes a novel scheme of high fidelity hearing aid system which is easy in handling and convenient also for old people, through the mutual connection of current disjointed hearing aids to the nation wide broadband networks via wireless local access, with both advanced acoustic and network technologies, so that they can positively participate in the society as well as younger people, and it describes the configurations of the system with the performance simulation results.
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(in English) ubiquitous / hearing aid / bone-transmitted speech sound / wireless LAN / / / /  
Reference Info. IEICE Tech. Rep., vol. 106, no. 151, IN2006-42, pp. 43-48, July 2006.
Paper # IN2006-42 
Date of Issue 2006-07-06 (IN) 
ISSN Print edition: ISSN 0913-5685  Online edition: ISSN 2432-6380
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Conference Date 2006-07-13 - 2006-07-14 
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Conference Code 2006-07-IN 
Language Japanese 
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Title (in English) Ubiquitous Network Covering Old Age Society with Networked Hearing Aids 
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Keyword(1) ubiquitous  
Keyword(2) hearing aid  
Keyword(3) bone-transmitted speech sound  
Keyword(4) wireless LAN  
1st Author's Name Kenzo Takahashi  
1st Author's Affiliation University of Fukui (Fukui Univ.)
2nd Author's Name Mikio Mori  
2nd Author's Affiliation University of Fukui (Fukui Univ.)
3rd Author's Name Shuji Taniguchi  
3rd Author's Affiliation University of Fukui (Fukui Univ.)
4th Author's Name Keisuke Sugihara  
4th Author's Affiliation University of Fukui (Fukui Univ.)
5th Author's Name Shuji Ohya  
5th Author's Affiliation NTT Data Hokuriku Co.Ltd (NTT Data Hokuriku)
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Date Time 2006-07-14 10:10:00 
Presentation Time 25 minutes 
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Paper # IN2006-42 
Volume (vol) vol.106 
Number (no) no.151 
Page pp.43-48 
Date of Issue 2006-07-06 (IN) 

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