Getting Ready For Your Hearing Test

woman wearing audiometry headphones while in a hearing test.

You’re a rather busy individual, so it’s understandable that you totally forgot about the hearing test you have scheduled. Luckily, you just got that reminder text from the clinic, and you still have time to prepare. But what kind of preparation should you do?

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

7 steps to get ready for your hearing test

In order to be completely ready, follow these 7 steps:

Take note of your symptoms

For every individual across various situations, hearing loss manifests differently. Take some time to jot down when you notice your hearing difficulties the most. Are there certain times when you have a hard time hearing the television, for example? Are conversations difficult to follow in crowded settings like restaurants? If you take note of these instances, it will help us have a better look into your specific hearing situation.

Discover hearing aid options

Determining the landscape of hearing aids can empower you to make informed choices during the course of your appointment. Do some research about how the different models of hearing aids might work with your needs and lifestyle. Being well-informed about available options can expedite discussions with your specialist and ensure that any recommendations are personalized to your needs.

Review your medical history

Share the detailed overview of your medical history that you previously compiled. Notable illnesses, past surgeries, current medications, and any medical devices you use are all details that might be significant. Individualizing our treatment recommendations by determining any factors that might be contributing to your hearing loss will be that much easier when we have a holistic picture of your health.

Utilize hearing protection

In the days prior to your hearing test, take proactive measures to protect your hearing from loud noises. Steer clear of things like construction sites and rock concerts where the volume levels are especially high because exposure can skew the results of your test. You will get a better comprehension of your hearing health and ensure the accuracy of your hearing exam by protecting your ears ahead of time.

Look into your insurance

Find out if your insurance covers hearing services. Knowing the level of your coverage beforehand can help you avoid unexpected costs and navigate any insurance-related queries confidently. You might need some clarification so don’t be afraid to get in touch with us or your insurance provider.

Bring a companion

While going to your appointment by yourself is totally fine, having a companion can offer a number of benefits. Bringing someone with you can provide extra support and perspective whether it’s a friend, family member, or caregiver. Maybe you missed some important piece of information or forgot something you were told and having someone with you can offer some added support.

Be ready for a talk about results

Usually, you will get the results of a hearing exam right away, unlike lots of other medical tests. Prepare yourself mentally to obtain these results and participate in a meaningful discussion with us about their ramifications. We may recommend solutions like hearing protection tips, lifestyle changes, or the potential of getting hearing aids.

By sticking with these seven essential steps, you can approach your hearing exams with confidence and guarantee that you get maximum benefit from your appointment.

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

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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