Project By ± Bosco D·souza Roll No ± 10B217 Subject - Embedded Systems Topic ² Hearing Aid

€ Embedded systems control many devices in common use today.What is Embedded System An embedded system is a computer system designed for specific control functions within a larger system. € Embedded systems contain processing cores that are typically either microcontrollers or digital signal processors. € It is embedded as part of a complete device often including hardware and mechanical parts. € .

€ . etc. audio-video codec.Hearing Aid Digital Signal Processor As mentioned earlier. transmission applications. € Digital hearing aid improves the hearing capacity of hearing impaired persons. € A digital hearing aid is a typical example of an embedded system employing data processing. video. image. the data (voice. electric signal & other measurable quantities) collected by embedded systems may be used for various kinds of data processing. synthesis. € Embedded system with signal processor functionalities are employed in applications demanding signal processing like speech coding.

Earwax.Listening to loud noise for long periods of time can damage the hair cells in the inner ear. . Injury to the ear or head. Ototoxic medicines.High frequency and radiation emitted from it affects hearing permantatly. Mobiles . Ear infection.Main Causes of Hearing loss € € € € € € € Very loud noise . Age.

These devices enhance sound and enable the wearer to hear the natural sounds being made even through impaired hearing. although some are more sophisticated or offer more features than others.Hearing Aid € € Hearing aids are small devices designed to help those with hearing impairment to enjoy improved communication. € There are a number of different types of hearing aids. . and they all work along the same principles.

Parts of Hearing Aid Microphone € Amplifier € Speaker € Battery & Optional controls € .

. which it sends to the amplifier.Working Principle Of Hearing Aid € Microphone A microphone picks up sound from the environment and converts it into an electrical signal. € Amplifier An amplifier increases the volume of the sound and sends it to the speaker.

€ Speaker speaker changes the electrical signal back into sound and sends it into the ear. € Battery The battery powers the electronic components. . The battery compartment is used to turn the hearing aid on and off. Then those impulses are sent to the brain.

. such as high background noise or music. enabling you to change the processing for different listening situations. Others have a program control.€ € € Some models have a volume control to regulate the volume. These controls are available on the hearing aids or on a remote control.

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000hz and more. € The hearing aid can emmit frequency of 10. € .By using hearing aid even a deaf person can hear.