This disclosure describes adaptive wind noise mitigation to provide adaptive acoustic transparency that is based on ambient wind levels. An acoustic transparency system is proposed that includes feedback and feedforward filters. The feedback filter can be dynamically throttled to mitigate low-frequency band wind noise. The feedforward filter is utilized to reduce mid-frequency band wind noise while still maintaining or enhancing high frequency acoustic transparency to enable better conversation quality. A two-microphone coherence-based metric is utilized to detect wind events and to adaptively adjust a transparency level based on the detected wind noise. Digital signal processing (DSP) control blocks are utilized to mitigate mid-and-low frequency wind noise passing into a user’s ear, while maintaining or enhancing high frequency transparency gain that enables more speech to pass through to the user’s ear, thereby improving conversational quality even in the presence of loud wind noise.
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Sun, Guohua; Rui, Liyang; and Lau, Harry, "Active Noise Control System With Adaptive Wind Noise Mitigation", Technical Disclosure Commons, (July 26, 2021)