woman wearing audiometry headphones while in a hearing test.

You’re a rather busy person, so it’s understandable that you totally forgot about the hearing test you have scheduled. It’s a good thing you got a text from the clinic reminding you in time for you to get ready. So… what should you do?

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

Prepare for your hearing exam with these 7 tips

In order to be fully ready, use these 7 steps:

Take note of your symptoms

Hearing loss manifests differently for everybody and across various situations. Take some time to write down when you detect your hearing difficulties the most. Are there certain times when you have a hard time hearing the television, for instance? When you’re in crowded places like restaurants, is it difficult for you to follow conversations? Write down these situations, along with the time and date, to supply your hearing specialist with valuable insights into your hearing challenges.

Discover hearing aid options

The more you understand about hearing aid options, the easier it will be for you to make informed decisions at your appointment. Do some research about how the various types of hearing aids might work with your needs and lifestyle. When you are better informed, we will have a simpler time discussing your options and adapting our recommendations to your specific needs.

Evaluate your medical history

Compile a comprehensive overview of your medical history to share with your hearing specialist. Include details like previous surgeries, current medications, noteworthy illnesses or diseases, and any existing medical devices you use. This holistic picture of your health can help in identifying potential factors contributing to your hearing loss and guide personalized treatment recommendations.

Safeguard your ears

Use protective strategies to protect your hearing from harm, particularly in the days leading up to your exam. Exposure to excessive noise can skew the results of your exam, so steer clear of environments with high noise levels, such as concerts or construction sites. You will get a better understanding of your hearing health and guarantee the accuracy of your hearing exam by safeguarding your ears ahead of time.

Look into your insurance

Look into your health insurance coverage with regard to hearing tests and related services. By getting a heads-up on your coverage, you will be better able to answer any related questions and avoid surprise expenses. You may need some clarification so don’t be afraid to reach out to us or your insurance provider.

Bring along a companion

You can go to your appointment by yourself but if you bring a friend it can be very advantageous. Whether it’s a member of the family, friend, or caregiver, bringing someone along can provide extra support and perspective during the consultation. Maybe you missed some essential piece of information or forgot something you were told and having someone with you can give some additional support.

Be ready for a discussion about results

Normally, you will get the results of a hearing exam the same day, unlike lots of other medical tests. Be ready for an in-depth discussion when you receive the results of your exam on the same day. We might encourage solutions like hearing protection tips, lifestyle modifications, or the potential of getting hearing aids.

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 test yet, give us a call today to get your appointment on the books.

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