Modular in-the-ear hearing aid Patent #: 4069400
ApplicationNo. 06/467134 filed on 02/16/1983
US Classes:381/324, Component mounting29/460, Subsequently coating381/328Ear insert
ExaminersPrimary: Rubinson, Gene Z.
Assistant: Schroeder, L. C.
Attorney, Agent or Firm
International ClassH04R 25/02 (20060101)
AbstractA hearing aid having an earplug that is inserted wholly within the auditory canal of the ear of a user to leave the concha portion of the user's ear exposed for the collection of sound waves for transmission to a microphone as located in the outermost end of the ear plug; the component parts of the hearing aid being wholly contained within the ear plug, thereby avoiding the use of the conventional exposed tubing, wiring and behind-the-ear housing which normally contains the hearing aid controls therein, and a cover member being pivotally mounted on the outer surface of the earplug for concealing the controls thereon and for effecting a smooth uninterrupted outer surface that is aesthetically pleasing as located in the user's ear.