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9042996 Wireless communications in medical devices  
A medical device, comprising first and second components coupled via a first wireless link; and a third component coupled to the first device via a second wireless link. The device implements a...
9042994 Temporal coding for hearing implants  
A system and method is provided for activating electrodes in a multi-channel electrode array having electrodes that are spatially divided. At least one pulse for stimulating a single electrode of...
9037255 Device for controlling the electric charge on stimulating electrodes  
A device for stimulating living tissue or nerves by individual or repeated stimulating pulses via stimulating electrodes which stimulate living tissue or nerves by stimulating pulses includes an...
9037253 System and method for electrode selection and frequency mapping  
A system and method for selecting an appropriate implantable hearing device for a patient with a hearing impairment is disclosed. The system includes an auditory parameter generating module...
9036824 Transducer impedance measurement for hearing aid  
A hearing aid is disclosed, which, in a test mode, can determine the impedance of the transducer that stimulates the anatomy of the patient. Impedance may be determined by simultaneous...
9031663 Genetic algorithm based auditory training  
Embodiments of the present invention are generally directed to the use of a genetic algorithm for the purpose of providing progressive and adaptive auditory training (rehabilitation) to a...
9031661 Multi-electrode channel configurations for a hearing prosthesis  
An apparatus and method for determining stimulation channels for a stimulating device is provided. This method and apparatus may involve computing a set of weights for the plurality of stimulation...
9031662 Implantable medical device including surface geometry having reduced biofilm formation characteristics  
An implantable medical device configured to be implanted in a recipient. The implantable medical device includes an implantable assembly, wherein the exterior geometry of the implantable assembly...
9026205 Stimulating device  
An implantable apparatus for delivering electrical stimuli to a user, the apparatus including at least a stimulator adapted to generate stimulation signals, an electrode array, said array...
9020601 Hearing prosthesis with a standard wire interface  
Methods, systems, and devices for receiving a data signal and a power signal by a hearing prosthesis are disclosed. An input signal is received at a first unit of a hearing prosthesis. The first...
9011508 Broad wavelength profile to homogenize the absorption profile in optical stimulation of nerves  
The present invention provides an apparatus that includes an infrared (IR) light source having two or more wavelengths (e.g., a relatively broad wavelength-profile light source and/or a light...
9011509 Individually optimized performance of optically stimulating cochlear implants  
Method and apparatus for optically stimulating neurons of a plurality of auditory nerve pathways of a person to provide auditory sensations for the person including generating a plurality of...
9008787 Active electrode state control system  
A method and system for charge imbalance compensation in a stimulating medical device is provided. The stimulating medical device includes at least one electrode contact configured for providing...
9002464 Methods and systems for registering and identifying a cochlear implant emulation device and managing data associated therewith  
An exemplary method includes a fitting subsystem 1) receiving a request to register a cochlear implant emulation device with the fitting subsystem, 2) initiating, in response to the request, a...
8998914 Optimized stimulation rate of an optically stimulating cochlear implant  
Method and apparatus for optically stimulating neurons of a plurality of auditory nerve pathways of a person to provide auditory sensations for the person including generating a plurality of...
8996120 Methods and systems of adjusting one or more perceived attributes of an audio signal  
An exemplary method of adjusting one or more perceived attributes of an audio signal includes mapping each of the plurality of perceived attributes to one or more control parameters governing an...
8996122 Methods and systems for managing cochlear implant fitting software features  
An exemplary system includes 1) a storage facility configured to maintain data representative of a cochlear implant fitting software package comprising a plurality of cochlear implant fitting...
8996127 Using interaction to measure neural excitation  
Assessment of neuron excitation is implemented by quantifying the interaction between focused and unfocused stimulation applied to a cochlear array. By applying focused and unfocused stimulation...
8996121 Varying the effective coil area for an inductive transcutaneous power link  
A prosthesis including an external device and an implantable component. The external device includes a first inductive communication component. The implantable component includes a second...
8990081 Method of analysing an audio signal  
A method of analyzing an audio signal is disclosed. A digital representation of an audio signal is received and a first output function is generated based on a response of a physiological model to...
8972020 Coil cable for an implantable medical device  
Presented herein is a shapeable coil cable for use in connection with an implantable medical device comprising first and second external components. The shapeable coil cable is a conformable and...
8965520 Automatic determination of the threshold of an evoked neural response  
Automatically analyzing neural activity. The method comprises: applying electrical stimulation to a target neural region at an initial current level that approximates a typical threshold-Neural...
8954159 Accelerated fitting of ear implants  
Fitting a multi-channel cochlear implant system to an implanted patient is described. A fit map database is accessed that contains parameter data from fit maps of previously measured cochlear...
8954158 Multi-electrode channel configurations  
An apparatus and method optimizing complex channel configurations to produce minimal channel interactions is provided. The method includes selecting multiple channels from a channel configuration...
8942815 Enhancing cochlear implants with hearing aid signal processing technologies  
A system and method that enhance the performance of cochlear implant signal processing in an amplification device. The system utilizes a signal input device that picks up the sounds from the...
8938304 Cochlear implant power system and methodology  
A cochlear implant system has an implantable portion that includes a stimulator module for producing for the auditory system of a user an electrical stimulation signal representative of an...
8934967 Systems, methods and devices for treating tinnitus  
Systems, methods and devices for paired training include timing controls so that training and neural stimulation can be provided simultaneously. Paired trainings may include therapies,...
8934984 Behind-the-ear (BTE) prosthetic device with antenna  
A BTE prosthetic device for use in a medical system or prosthesis comprises a connector configured to mechanically attach an auxiliary device of the system to the BTE prosthetic device. The...
8929994 Reduction of transient sounds in hearing implants  
A method is described for generating electrode stimulation signals for electrode contacts in a cochlear implant electrode array. An input audio signal is processed to generate band pass channel...
8927876 Electrode array and method of fabrication  
An electrode array, having application as a cochlear implant, includes a tube formed of Parylene defining a hollow channel. A substrate formed primarily of Parylene is supported by the tube. In...
8923535 Magnetostrictive auditory system  
Disclosed is hearing device that uses magnetostrictive materials to assist a user in hearing and comprehending sounds. Conductive coils are made with a magnetostrictive covering that can comprise...
8923979 Systems and methods for providing a pre-stimulation visual cue representative of a cochlear implant stimulation level  
An exemplary system includes at least one computing device communicatively coupled to a cochlear implant system and that 1) determines one or more control parameters to be used by the cochlear...
8918182 Methods and systems for automatically determining an implant side associated with a cochlear implant  
An exemplary method includes a fitting subsystem detecting a communicative coupling of a cochlear implant associated with a patient to a sound processor connected to the fitting subsystem and...
8914126 Methods and systems for representing different spectral components of an audio signal presented to a cochlear implant patient  
An exemplary system includes a sound processor configured to identify one or more spectral peaks of an audio signal presented to a cochlear implant patient and an implantable cochlear stimulator...
8914124 Tonality-based optimization of sound sensation for a cochlear implant patient  
An exemplary system includes a sound processor configured to 1) divide an audio signal into a plurality of analysis channels and 2) generate one or more tonality indices each representing a...
8914125 Methods and systems for minimizing an effect of channel interaction in a cochlear implant system  
An exemplary method of minimizing an effect of channel interaction among a plurality of channels in a multi-channel cochlear implant system includes empirically generating an electrical spread...
8914128 Methods, devices and systems for programming neurostimulation  
Methods, devices and systems are provided to efficiently identify, from among a plurality of possible neurostimulation parameter sets, one or more preferred neurostimulation parameter sets that...
8914127 Sound processor apparatus with sound processing integrated circuit that includes an integrated power supply module  
An exemplary sound processor apparatus included in an auditory prosthesis system includes a linear regulator and a sound processing integrated circuit (“IC”). The linear regulator 1) receives a...
8909348 Cochlear implant stabilization and positioning device  
A stabilizer is disclosed for use with a cochlear implant receiver stimulator having a body portion and an electrode portion implanted subcutaneously adjacent to a body tissue. The stabilizer is...
8909349 Cartridge for an electrode array insertion device  
A device, system and method for inserting a pre-curved electrode array (100) held in a substantially straight configuration by a straightening member (101) into a cochlea of a subject. As the...
8897883 Cochlear implant systems including magnetic flux redirection means  
Cochlear implant systems include a circuit board having electronic circuitry configured to generate one or more signals configured to direct electrical stimulation of one or more stimulation sites...
8892212 Fast fitting of cochlear implants  
Approaches are described for fitting an implanted cochlear implant having electrode array contacts to the implanted patient. A normal electrode stimulation arrangement is used to deliver electrode...
8886331 Apparatus and methods for percutaneous cochlear implantation  
A method and apparatus of percutaneous cochlear implantation (PCI). In one embodiment, the method includes the steps of (a) implanting a plurality of anchor members in a skull of a patient...
8886330 Method and apparatus for cochlear implant surgery  
A system for cochlear implant surgery includes a reference device having at least a portion adapted to be arranged at a fixed position relative to a cochlea of a patient to provide a reference...
8880193 Cochlear electrode array  
A method for forming a cochlear electrode array with a plurality of electrodes which are spaced so as to stimulate sites within a cochlea includes shaping a sheet of electrically conductive...
8880182 Fitting a cochlear implant  
A computer-implemented method for fitting a medical implant to a recipient, the medical implant being operative to stimulate a physiological system of the recipient over a plurality of stimulation...
8880194 Electrical nerve stimulation with broad band low frequency filter  
A system and method of generating electrode stimulation signals for an implanted multi-channel electrode array of a cochlear implant includes processing an acoustic audio signal with a bank of...
8880181 Implantable electrical connector having unitary contacts  
A connector for electrically connecting implantable components. The connector comprises first and second connector halves configured to be electrically coupled to first and second components,...
8879755 At least partially implantable sound pick-up device with ultrasound emitter  
There is provided an at least partially implantable device for picking up sound impinging onto a skin area of a person, comprising means for generating an audio signal corresponding to the change...
8874226 Systems, methods, and articles of manufacture for configuring hearing prostheses  
The present application discloses systems, methods, and articles of manufacture for fitting a hearing prosthesis to a hearing prosthesis recipient. Some embodiments include generating a first set...