woman wearing audiometry headphones while in a hearing test.

You’re a rather busy person, so it’s reasonable that you completely forgot about the hearing test you have scheduled. It’s a good thing you received a text from the clinic reminding you in time for you to prepare. But what kind of preparation should you do?

The success of your appointment will be improved with just a little bit of basic prep.

Get ready for your hearing test with these 7 tips

Here are seven crucial steps to ensure you’re completely ready:

Write down your symptoms

Hearing loss manifests differently for everyone and across various situations. Take some time to write down when you observe your hearing challenges the most. Are there certain times when you have a difficult time hearing the television, for instance? Are conversations hard to follow in crowded places such as restaurants? If you take note of these instances, it will help us get a better look into your specific hearing situation.

Hearing aids can be really helpful

Determining the landscape of hearing aids can enable you to make educated decisions during your appointment. Do some research about how the different types of hearing aids may work with your needs and lifestyle. When you are better informed, we will have an easier time discussing your options and adapting our recommendations to your particular needs.

Evaluate your medical history

Share the detailed overview of your medical history that you previously compiled. Include details like past surgeries, current medications, notable illnesses or diseases, and any existing medical devices you utilize. Individualizing our treatment suggestions by determining any factors that may be contributing to your hearing loss will be that much easier when we have a holistic understanding of your health.

Utilize ear protection

Make use of protective measures to shield your hearing from damage, particularly in the days leading up to your appointment. Avoid things like construction sites and rock concerts where the volume levels are very high because exposure can skew the results of your test. You will get a better understanding of your hearing health and ensure the accuracy of your hearing test by protecting your ears ahead of time.

Check your insurance coverage

Find out if your insurance covers hearing services. Understanding the level of your coverage beforehand can help you avoid unforeseen costs and navigate any insurance-related questions with confidence. If you’re unsure about your coverage, consider reaching out to your insurance provider or consulting with your hearing specialist for clarification.

Have a friend go with you

You can come to your appointment by yourself but if you bring a friend it can be really advantageous. Bringing someone with you can provide added support and perspective whether it’s a friend, family member, or caregiver. Perhaps you missed some essential piece of information or forgot something you were told and having somebody with you can provide some added support.

Be ready for a talk about results

Unlike some medical tests where you may have to wait days or weeks for results, hearing test results are usually available immediately. Be ready for an in-depth discussion when you get the results of your exam on the same day. Whether the outcome involves suggestions for hearing aids, lifestyle modifications, or hearing protection strategies, be ready to explore next steps collaboratively with your specialist.

You will get maximum benefit from your appointment and you will come in with confidence if you adhere to these seven steps.

If you haven’t scheduled your hearing exam yet, contact us today to get your appointment on the books.

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The site information is for educational and informational purposes only and does not constitute medical advice. To receive personalized advice or treatment, schedule an appointment.
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