US 10,893,370 B1
System and method for aiding hearing
Laslo Olah, Richardson, TX (US); Grigorii Sokolovskii, St. Petersburg (RU); Sergey Losev, St. Petersburg (RU); Ekaterina Sokolovskaya, The Hague (NL); Peter Czifra, Budapest (HU); and Gergely Sebestyen, Budapest (HU)
Assigned to Texas Institute of Science, Inc., Richardson, TX (US)
Filed by Texas Institute of Science, Inc., Richardson, TX (US)
Filed on Sep. 23, 2020, as Appl. No. 17/29,209.
Application 17/029,209 is a continuation in part of application No. 17/026,955, filed on Sep. 21, 2020.
Application 17/026,955 is a continuation in part of application No. 16/959,972, previously published as PCT/US2019/012550, filed on Jan. 7, 2019.
Claims priority of provisional application 62/935,961, filed on Nov. 15, 2019.
Claims priority of provisional application 62/904,616, filed on Sep. 23, 2019.
Claims priority of provisional application 62/613,804, filed on Jan. 5, 2018.
Int. Cl. H04R 25/00 (2006.01)
CPC H04R 25/70 (2013.01) [H04R 25/505 (2013.01); H04R 25/554 (2013.01); H04R 2225/43 (2013.01)] 20 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A system for aiding hearing, the system comprising:
a programming interface configured to communicate with a device, the device including a housing securing a speaker, a user interface, a processor, non-transitory memory, and storage therein, the device including a busing architecture communicatively interconnecting the speaker, the user interface, the processor, the memory, and the storage;
the non-transitory memory accessible to the processor, the non-transitory memory including processor-executable instructions that, when executed, by the processor cause the system to:
screen, via the speaker and the user interface, a left ear of a patient at an incrementally selected frequency between a frequency range of 50 Hz to 5,000 Hz at a first increment at a decibel range of 10 db to 120 db, with detected frequencies being re-ranged tested at a second increment, the second increment being more discrete than the first increment;
screen, via the speaker and the user interface, the left ear of the patient at an incrementally selected frequency between a frequency range of 5,000 Hz to 10,000 Hz at a third increment at a decibel range of 10 dB to 120 dB, with detected frequencies to be re-range tested at a fourth increment, the fourth increment being more discrete than the third increment;
determine a left ear preferred hearing range, the left ear preferred hearing range being a range of sound corresponding to highest hearing capacity of the left ear of the patient between 50 Hz and 10,000 Hz;
screen, via the speaker and the user interface, a right ear of the patient at an incrementally selected frequency between a frequency range of 50 Hz to 5,000 Hz at the first increment at a decibel range of 10 db to 120 db, with detected frequencies being re-ranged tested at the second increment;
screen, via the speaker and the user interface, the right ear of the patient at an incrementally selected frequency between a frequency range of 5,000 Hz to 10,000 Hz at the third increment at a decibel range of 10 dB to 120 dB, with detected frequencies to be re-range tested at the fourth increment; and
determine a right ear preferred hearing range, the right ear preferred hearing range being a range of sound corresponding to highest hearing capacity of the right ear of the patient between 50 Hz and 10,000 Hz.