Patent Number: 8,879,755

Title: At least partially implantable sound pick-up device with ultrasound emitter

Abstract: 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 in time of the distance between a position of the device and the outer surface of the skin area, wherein the device position is adjacent to the skin area.

Inventors: Maier; Hannes (Hamburg, CH), Waldmann; Bernd (Maur, CH)

Assignee: Advanced Bionics AG

International Classification: H04R 25/00 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 2019-11-04 0:00:00