THE DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION OF THE HEARING AID DEVICE

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ABSTRACT


Hearing aid device is a small electronic gadget that is fit in or behind the ear to improve one’s hearing and consequently communication ability.This research work involves the design and development of a hearing aid device withpre-amplifier; an acoustic signal picked-up using a condenser microphone. TDA 2822M IC is configured to produce an audio amplification which is converted to audio signal through a headphone. Designed equations were employed to calculate the physical parameters of the circuit. After the design, the circuit was constructed and tested on 4 people with partial hearing problem. The result showed that there was a significant improvement in the hearing ability of all the patients tested. The final test showed that the device could prove very useful for people with partial hearing problems. However, the device had no impact on persons suffering from complete deafness. For further improvement, it is recommended that a wireless hearing aid device should be designed and constructed to reduce the weight. The casing of the hearing aid should be made up of more portable, qualitative and lighter plastic material so as to reduce the overall weight and size. During the design, more care should be taken so as to avoid feedback signal between the microphone and the headphone which may result in noisy signal.


TABLE OF CONTENTS

Abstract
List of tables
List of figures
List of plates
List of abbreviations

CHAPTER ONE: INTRODUCTION
1.1       Background to the study
1.2       Aim and Objectives
1.3       Significance of the Study
1.4       Scope and Limitation of the Study

CHAPTER TWO: LITERATURE REVIEW
2.1       Review of Previous Work on Design of Hearing Aid
2.2       History of Hearing Aid Device
2.3       Types of Hearing Loss
2.4       Hearing Aid Levels
2.5       Styles of the Hearing Aids
2.6       Types of Hearing Aid
2.7       Theory of The Design
2.7.1    Power Supply
2.7.2    Transducers
2.7.3    Transistor
2.7.4    Amplifier
2.7.5    Bridge Amplifier
2.7.6    Stereo Amplifier
2.7.7 Integrating Circuit (IC)
2.7.8    Resistors
2.7.9    Capacitor
2.7.10 Light Emitting Diode (LED)
2.7.11 Switch

CHAPTER THREE: MATERIALS AND METHODS
3.1       Materials
3.2       Methods
3.2.1    Power Suply Unit
3.2.2    Design Analysis of Input Transducer
3.2.3    Pre-amplifier Stage
3.2.4    Medium Power Amplifier Stage
3.2.5    Rc Decoupling Unit
3.2.6    Output Unit
3.2.7    The General Circuit Diagram
3.2.8    Construction Methods
3.2.9    Construction Steps
3.2.10 Casing
3.3       Testing
3.3.      Frequency Response Test
3.3.1    Measurement of the Device Power Consumption
3.3.2    Test of device on deaf people

CHAPTER FOUR: RESULT AND DISCISSION
4.1       Result
4.1.1    Result of Test of Amplifier Gain Against Frequency
4.1.2    Result of Measurement of Device Power Consumption
4.1.3    Result of Testing the Hearing Aids on Hearing Impairment Persons
4.2       Discussion

CHAPTER FIVE: SUMMARY, CONCLUSION AND RECOMMENDATIONS
5.1       Summary
5.2       Conclusion
5.3       Recommendations
References


CHAPTER ONE

INTRODUCTION

1.1 BACKGROUND TO THE STUDY

Hearing is one of the five senses along with vision, taste, smell and touch. The ear serves asa receiver of incoming sounds. Although the ear receives sound and is the sense organ for hearing, it is the brain and central nervous system that interpret the sound. The human auditory system can generally hear sounds within the frequency range of 20 Hz and 20 kHz but the frequency range between 100Hz and 6 kHz contains most of the information of human voice (Kinsler, Frey, Coppers, and Sanders, 1982). Although the sensation of hearing requires an intact and functioning auditory portion of the central nervous system as well as working ear, human deafness (extreme insensitivity to sound) and hearing loss most commonly occur because of damages of the ear, rather than the central auditory system.


Hearing aid device is a small electronic gadget that is fit in or behind the ear to improve one’s hearing and consequently communication ability (Yusuf, 2015). While some people are born with hearing problem some others develop it as they grow. This problem can occur as a result of disease, aging, and injury from noise or intake of certain medicines (N.I.D.C.D, 2010). Hearing problems could be that of complete deafness or partially impaired type. Hearing problem could occur after a person learned to talk (post lingual) or those with trilingual deafness that is, deafness that occurs before a person learns to talk. Deafness, whatever the degree or course, is generally a source of worry and frustration to the patient concerned as it affects almost all aspects of one’s life.
Hearing loss is usually reserved for people who have relative insensitivity to sound in the speech Frequency range. A hearing loss can happen when any part of the auditory system is not working in the usual way (Oyler, R., Oyler, A., and Matkin,, 1988).

The design and constructed hearing aid device can improve the quality of sound for people with hearing loss. The heart of the circuit is an integrated circuit which amplifies all the signals picked by the condenser microphone and converts them back into sound and sent to the ear. It is a battery-powered electronic device that can amplify sound for people with hearing loss. The amplification function of the hearing aid is made possible with several components; a microphone (input transducer) which picks up sound an amplifier which increases the volume or the sound, a receiver (output transducer) which changes the electrical signal back into sound and sends it to the ear (Lowenberg,1976).

Hearing aids have been available in four styles: body, eyeglass, behind-the-ear (BTE), and in-


the-ear (ITE) hearing aid. Included in the category of ITE hearing aids are in-the- canal (ITC) and completely-in-the-canal (CIC) styles. While body and eyeglass style hearing aids were regularly used 40-50 years ago, they comprise only about 1% of all hearing aids marketed today. Instead, most individuals choose ITE (approximately 80%) or BTE (approximately 20%) style hearing aids. This transition in style, use, and preference is occurring for a number of reasons, including the reduction in the size of the components, durability, and cosmetic concerns on the part of the consumer (Gus and Ruth, 2005).


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