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United States Patent 4,858,612
Stocklin Aug. 22, 1989

Hearing device
Inventors: Stocklin; Philip L. (P.O. Box 2111, Satellite Beach, FL 32937).
Appl. No.: 562,742
Filed: Dec. 19, 1983
Intl. Cl. : A61N 1/36
Current U.S. Cl.: 607/45; 607/56
Field of Search: 128/419 R, 419 S, 422, 653, 771, 732, 741, 746, 791, 804; 340/407

References Cited | [Referenced By]

U.S. Patent Documents
3,490,458Jan., 1970Allison 128/421
3,751,605Aug., 1973Michelson 128/1.R
3,951,134Apr., 1976Malech 128/131
4,428,377Jan., 1984Zollner et al. 128/419.R

Foreign Patent Documents
893311Feb., 1972CA 128/422
2811120Sept., 1978DE 128/419.R
591196Jan., 1978SU 128/419.R
Other References

Gerkin, G., "Electroencephalography & Clinical Neurophysiology", vol. 135, No. 6, Dec. 1973, pp. 652-653.

Frye et al., "Science", vol. 181, Jul. 27, 1973, pp. 356-358.

Bise, William, "Low Power Radio-Frequency and Microwave Effects on Human Electroencephalogram and Behavior", Physiol. Chem. & Physics 10 (1978).

Primary Examiner: Kamm; William E.
Attorney, Agent or Firm: Wegner & Bretschneider


A method and apparatus for simulation of hearing in mammals by introduction of a plurality of microwaves into the region of the auditory cortex is shown and described. A microphone is used to transform sound signals into electrical signals which are in turn analyzed and processed to provide controls for generating a plurality of microwave signals at different frequencies. The multifrequency microwaves are then applied to the brain in the region of the auditory cortex. By this method sounds are perceived by the mammal which are representative of the original sound received by the microphone.

29 Claims, 14 Drawing Figures

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