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Amendments to the Specification: MAR2 9 2007 

Please replace the second paragraph on page 1 of the specification with the following 
paragraph; 

This application is also related to: (i) U.S. Patent A pplication No. 10/826,527 Application 
No. filed concurrently, and entitled, "DIRECTIONAL HEARING 

ENHANCEMENT SYSTEMS," which is hereby incorporated herein by reference; (ii) 
U.S. Patent Application No. 10/826.531 Application No. filed concurrently, and 

entitled, "DIRECTIONAL SPEAKER FOR PORTABLE ELECTRONIC DEVICE," 
which is hereby incorporated herein by reference; (iii) U.S. Patent A pplication No. 
10/826.537 Application No. filed concurrently, and entitled, "METHOD AND 

APPARATUS FOR LOCALIZED DELIVERY OF AUDIO SOUND FOR ENHANCED 
PRIVACY," which is hereby incorporated herein by reference; and (iv) U.S. Patent 
A pplication No. 1 0/8 26. 528 A pplication No. filed concurrently, and entitled, 

"METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR WIRELESS AUDIO DELIVERY/' which is 
hereby incorporated herein by reference. 

Please replace the last paragraph on page 22 with the following paragraph: 

In another embodiment, a wireless communication system can, for example, be used as a 
hearing aid. The microphone in the interface unit can capture audio signals in its vicinity, 
and the directional speaker can rc-transmit the captured audio signals to the user. The 
microphone can also be a directional microphone that is more sensitive to audio signals in 
selective directions, such as in front of the user. In this application, the speaker output 
volume is typically higher. For example, one approach is to drive a bimorph device at 
higher voltages. The hearing aid can selectively amplify different audio frequencies by 
different amounts based on user preference or user hearing characteristics. In other 
words, the audio output can be tailored to the hearing of the user. Different embodiments 
on hearing enhancement through personalizing or tailoring to the hearing of the user have 
been described in the U.S. Patent Application No. 10/826.527 Application No. 

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filed concurrently, and entitled, "Directional Hearing Enhancement Systems", which is 
hereby incorporated herein by reference. 



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