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Analysis of feedback cancellation in hearing aids with Filtered-X LMS and the direct method of closed loop identification
Linköping University, Faculty of Health Sciences. Linköping University, Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Technical Audiology .
2002 (English)In: IEEE transactions on speech and audio processing, ISSN 1063-6676, Vol. 10, no 2, 119-131 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Feedback cancellation in hearing aids based on Filtered-X LMS is analyzed. The data used for identification of the feedback path is the output and input signals of the hearing aid. The identification is thus done in closed loop. Tracking characteristics and bias of the optimal estimate are discussed. The optimal estimate can be biased when the identification is performed in closed loop and the input signal to the hearing aid is not white. It is shown that the bias could be avoided if the spectrum of the input signal was known and the data used to update the internal feedback is prefiltered. The effects of different choices of the design variables of the Filtered-X LMS are discussed. Three alternatives of the fixed filter were evaluated on feedback paths of hearing aids on human subjects and with alternative spectra of the input signal. The optimal estimate of the Filtered-X LMS with an individually adjusted fixed filter showed the best agreement with the desired estimate.

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2002. Vol. 10, no 2, 119-131 p.
Keyword [en]
Adaptive filters, Hearing aids, Identification, Least square methods
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Medical and Health Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-46978DOI: 10.1109/89.985549OAI: diva2:267874
Available from: 2009-10-11 Created: 2009-10-11 Last updated: 2011-01-13

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