Not being able to hear your patient be due to several reasons. It's either
- Their microphone is not working; or
- Your speakers are not working
First, run doxybot precall test on your device to make sure your microphone is setup and working.
Not being able to hear your patient can be due to several reasons.
First, run doxybot precall test on your device to make sure your speakers are all setup and working.
Here are a few things to try:
Are your speakers turned on?
Make sure you can hear sound from you speakers. If your computer has headphones or other speakers connected, make sure the sound isn't playing there. To confirm that sound is coming from your computer, play this video.
Are the correct microphone and speakers selected?
Open device settings before or during a call to check which speakers and microphone are used. Both you and your patient need to check this.
Does your patient have a microphone?
Your patient's computer may not have a microphone, or it's not plugged in or turned on. Make sure they have a working microphone.
Is your patient's microphone muted?
If your patient has a microphone with a press-to-mute button, make sure it isn't muted. Also, Doxy.me has it's own mute button, make sure they don't have it on.
Did your patient give permission to access their microphone?
The first time you patient checks into Doxy.me, their browser will request permission to access their microphone. If they denied access, you won't hear them.
Restart both your computers *
Sometimes other video programs (e.g. Skype, Facetime) can block access to your microphone or speakers. Restart both of your computers, or close these programs, then try again.
Is your browser up to date?
Out of date browsers can cause audio issues, make sure your browser is on the latest version.
If your current browser isn't working, try using a different browser.
Check your computer settings
Your patient's computer settings may prevent them from sharing their microphone. Have them check their microphone computer settings on Windows or Mac.
Check antivirus, firewall or parental settings
You patient may have antivirus, firewall, or parental control software installed that is blocking access to their microphone.
If you still can't hear your patient after trying these steps, contact our support team.