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Patexia Research
Patent No. US 11178499
Issue Date Nov 16, 2021
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Patent 11178499 - Systems and methods for remote administration of hearing tests > Claims

  • 1. A method, comprising: sending, by one or more processors of one or more computing devices, first data to a patient electronic device configured to cause the patient electronic device to display a first graphical user interface for calibrating audio for a hearing test implemented by the patient electronic device and a provider electronic hearing device, wherein the first graphical user interface comprises an indicator configured to indicate that a reference audio signal is being output to a speaker of the patient electronic device;sending, by the one or more processors, second data to the provider electronic device configured to cause the provider electronic device to display a second graphical user interface for calibrating audio for the hearing test, wherein the second graphical interface comprises: a button for causing the reference audio signal to be output to the speaker of the patient electronic device, anda video chat element configured to display video of a patient captured by a camera in communication with the patient electronic device;receiving, by the one or more processors, third data from the provider electronic device indicative of a user interaction with the button; andsending, by the one or more processors based on the receiving of the third data, fourth data to the patient electronic device configured to cause the reference audio signal to be output to the speaker of the patient electronic device.
    • 2. The method of claim 1, wherein the patient electronic device and the provider electronic device are physically remote from one another.
    • 3. The method of claim 1, wherein the indicator of the first graphical user interface is further configured to indicate that the reference audio signal is not being output to the speaker of the patient electronic device.
    • 4. The method of claim 1, wherein the first graphical user interface is displayed on the patient electronic device at the same time the second graphical user interface is displayed on the provider electronic device.
    • 5. The method of claim 1, wherein the second graphical user interface comprises a set of buttons configured to, upon selection by a user, direct the reference audio signal to a left speaker of the patient electronic device, a right speaker of the patient electronic device, or both of the right speaker and the left speaker simultaneously.
    • 6. The method of claim 1, wherein the indicator is a first indicator, and further wherein the second graphical user interface further comprises a second indicator configured to indicate that the reference audio signal is being output to the speaker of the patient electronic device.
    • 7. The method of claim 1, wherein the user interaction is a first user interaction, and further wherein the method comprises: receiving, by the one or more processors after receiving the third data, fifth data from the provider electronic device indicative of a second user interaction with the button; andsending, by the one or more processors based on the receiving of the fifth data, sixth data to the patient electronic device configured to cause the reference audio signal to stop being output to the speaker of the patient electronic device.
    • 8. The method of claim 1, wherein the video chat element is a first video chat element, the video is a first video, and the camera is a first camera, and further wherein: the second graphical user interface comprises a second video chat element configured to display second video of a provider captured by a second camera in communication with the provider electronic device.
  • 9. An apparatus comprising: an electronic display;a memory; anda processor operatively coupled to the memory, wherein the processor is configured to receive first non-transitory computer readable instructions for displaying a graphical user interface or execute second non-transitory computer readable instructions stored on the memory to display the graphical user interface, further wherein the graphical user interface comprises: one or more tone selection buttons configured to receive a first user interaction for selecting a frequency and a loudness level for playing a hearing test tone;a play tone button configured to receive a second user interaction, wherein based on the second user interaction, the processor is further configured to transmit a play tone signal to a patient electronic device;an indicator configured to indicate that the hearing test tone is being output to a speaker of the patient electronic device; anda video chat element configured to display video of a patient captured by a camera in communication with the patient electronic device.
    • 10. The apparatus of claim 9, wherein the indicator is a first indicator, the graphical user interface is a first graphical user interface, and the first graphical user interface further comprises a second indicator configured to indicate that a patient is interacting with a hear tone button of a second graphical user interface displayed by the patient electronic device.
    • 11. The apparatus of claim 9, wherein the graphical user interface further comprises one or more user interactable elements configured to, based on a third user interaction, cause the processor to display marks on an audiogram associated with a hearing test.
    • 12. The apparatus of claim 9, wherein the graphical user interface further includes a share results button configured to, based on a third user interaction, cause an audiogram associated with a hearing test to be sent to the patient electronic device for display by the patient electronic device.
      • 13. The apparatus of claim 12, wherein the graphical user interface, after receiving the third user interaction, comprises one or more elements configured to, based on a fourth user interaction, overlay a graphic onto the audiogram sent to the patient electronic device for display by the patient electronic device.
        • 14. The apparatus of claim 13, wherein the graphic comprises at least one of a historical audiogram for a patient associated with a prior hearing test, a shape associated with a range of a type of sound, or a markup associated with a provider interaction with the first graphical interface.
  • 15. A method comprising: sending, by one or more processors of one or more computing devices, first data to a provider electronic device configured to cause the provider electronic device to display a first graphical user interface for performing a hearing test, wherein the first graphical user interface comprises at least one first button configured to cause a tone to be played by a patient electronic device;sending, by the one or more processors, second data to the patient electronic device configured to cause the patient electronic device to display a second graphical user interface for performing the hearing test, wherein the second graphical interface comprises at least one second button configured to indicate that a patient hears the tone played by the patient electronic device; andfacilitating, by the one or more processors, a video call between the patient electronic device and a guest electronic device comprising: receiving first audio data and first video data from the guest electronic device,sending the first audio data and the first video data to the patient electronic device,receiving second audio data and second video data from the patient electronic device, andsending the second audio data and the second video data to the guest electronic device.
    • 16. The method of claim 15, wherein the video call further comprises: sending the first audio data and the first video data to the provider electronic device,receiving third audio data and third video data from the provider electronic device, andsending the third audio data and the third video data to the guest electronic device.
    • 17. The method of claim 15, wherein the video call further comprises: sending the second audio data and the second video data to the provider electronic device,receiving third audio data and third video data from the provider electronic device, andsending the third audio data and the third video data to the patient electronic device.
    • 18. The method of claim 15, further comprising: receiving, by the one or more processors from the provider electronic device, a request to share results of the hearing test; andsending, by the one or more processors based on the request, audiogram data associated with the hearing test to the patient electronic device for display by the patient electronic device.
      • 19. The method of claim 18, further comprising sending, by the one or more processors based on the request, the audiogram data associated with the hearing test to the guest electronic device for display by the guest electronic device.
        • 20. The method of claim 19, wherein the audiogram data is displayed by the guest electronic device, the patient electronic device, and the guest electronic device simultaneously.
  • 21. An apparatus comprising: an electronic display;a memory; anda processor operatively coupled to the memory, wherein the processor is configured to receive first non-transitory computer readable instructions for displaying a graphical user interface or execute second non-transitory computer readable instructions stored on the memory to display the graphical user interface, further wherein the graphical user interface comprises: one or more tone selection buttons configured to receive a first user interaction for selecting a frequency and a loudness level for playing a hearing test tone;a play tone button configured to receive a second user interaction, wherein based on the second user interaction, the processor is further configured to transmit a play tone signal to a patient electronic device;an indicator configured to indicate that the hearing test tone is being output to a speaker of the patient electronic device; anda share results button configured to, based on a third user interaction, cause an audiogram associated with a hearing test to be sent to the patient electronic device for display by the patient electronic device,wherein the graphical user interface, after receiving the third user interaction, comprises one or more elements configured to, based on a fourth user interaction, overlay a graphic onto the audiogram sent to the patient electronic device for display by the patient electronic device.
    • 22. The apparatus of claim 21, wherein the graphic comprises at least one of a historical audiogram for a patient associated with a prior hearing test, a shape associated with a range of a type of sound, or a markup associated with a provider interaction with the first graphical interface.
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