In the year 2018, Lyratone bring forward the idea of Software Defined Hearing. Lyratone aimed to create a more flexible custom made hearing aid. With software control and quick OTA online update, these new hearing aids adjust itself adapting different level of hearing loss and circumstances.
With the idea of SDH, we are able to control and manage the core functions through hearing aid sound processing with software. The functions includes WDRC, noise gating, feedback management and fitting.
The main idea is to abstract the hearing aid functions into software layer, which we called application layer. We control and manage the hearing functions with application layer rather than AOC.
Technical Architecture of Software Defined Hearing
Differs from the traditional hearing aids that embedded hearing algorithms into chip set. SDH means to abstract the hearing functions into software layer, in order to control the hearing process with software layer rather than hardware configuration.
Enhance User Experience
Software-defined hearing aid can be customized according to individual needs, preferences, and hearing conditions by softwareizing the core functions of hearing aid. This enables a personalized listening experience. With the continuous advancement of technology, software-defined hearing aids can be upgraded through OTA, allowing hearing-impaired users to enjoy the continuous listening experience improvement brought by the latest algorithm technology.
Reduce R&D Cost
By separating the hardware layer and application layer, hearing aid companies can focus on the development of hearing algorithms, rather than the SoC chipsets. This greatly reduces the R&D iteration cost of the core functions of hearing aids.
Practice of Software Defined Hearing