Mean Weight Behavior of Coupled LMS Adaptive Systems Applied to Acoustic Feedback Cancellation in Hearing Aids

  • Yasmín Montenegro M.
  • José C. M. Bermudez
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 5099)


This paper presents a transient analysis of a hearing aids adaptive feedback canceller. The system employs an LMS adaptive estimator and an LMS adaptive predictor operating simultaneously. The nature of the practical problem makes the input to the adaptive estimator and the interference to its output statistically correlated. First, a modification is proposed to the original structure that accelerates convergence without compromising the cancellation level. The modified structure is then analyzed for slow adaptation and for an autoregressive input signal. Analytical models are derived for the mean behavior of the adaptive weights. Monte Carlo simulations verify the accuracy of the derived model.


Adaptive systems feedback LMS hearing aids 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Yasmín Montenegro M.
    • 1
  • José C. M. Bermudez
    • 2
  1. 1.University of AntofagastaChile
  2. 2.Federal University of Santa CatarinaBrazil

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