Control button configurations for auditory prostheses

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 9877121
APP PUB NO 20160112813A1
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14887608

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A button on an auditory prosthesis is aligned with a shaft and a bone anchor of the prosthesis. Forces resulting from pressing of the button are evenly distributed towards the anchor, which prevents damage to the prosthesis. The button can be connected to the prosthesis housing with a flexible element or seal, which acts as a soft mute function when the button is pressed, further reducing the risk of feedback. Dampers can be incorporated into the button structure to further dampen feedback that can be transmitted to other components of the auditory prosthesis.

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COCHLEAR LIMITEDLANE COVE NSW 2066

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Asnes, Kristian Gunnar Macquarie University, AU 8 0
Gustafsson, Johan Macquarie University, AU 36 79
Hillbratt, Martin Evert Gustaf Macquarie University, AU 29 47

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