Preparing For Your Hearing Exam

woman wearing audiometry headphones while in a hearing test.

You scheduled a hearing test but you’re so busy it’s reasonable that you would have forgotten about it. Thankfully, you just received that reminder text from the clinic, and you still have time to get ready. But what kind of preparation should you do?

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

Get ready for your hearing exam with these 7 tips

Here are seven essential strategies to ensure you’re fully prepared:

Take note of your symptoms

For every person across many situations, hearing loss manifests differently. Whenever you observe that you’re in a situation where you’re having hearing issues, write it down. For instance, do you struggle to hear the television, especially at certain volumes or times of the day? Are conversations hard to follow in crowded places like restaurants? Write down these situations, along with the time and date, to supply your hearing specialist with helpful insights into your hearing challenges.

Hearing aids can be really helpful

Determining the landscape of hearing aids can enable you to make educated decisions during the course of your appointment. Research different types of hearing aids, their features, and how they will work with your preferences and lifestyle. When you are better informed, we will have an easier time talking about your options and tailoring our recommendations to your particular needs.

Assess your medical history

Share the detailed overview of your medical history that you previously compiled. Include details like previous surgeries, current medications, notable illnesses or diseases, and any existing medical devices you utilize. This holistic picture of your health can aid in pinpointing potential factors contributing to your hearing loss and guide individualized treatment recommendations.

Utilize ear protection

In the days prior to your hearing test, take proactive measures to safeguard your hearing from loud noises. Avoid things like construction sites and rock concerts where the noise levels are especially high because exposure can skew the results of your exam. By safeguarding your hearing leading up to the test, you help ensure the accuracy of the results and get a clear comprehension of your hearing health.

Check your insurance coverage

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

Bring a companion

While attending your appointment alone is totally fine, having a companion can offer a number of advantages. Bringing somebody with you can offer extra support and perspective whether it’s a friend, family member, or caregiver. Maybe you missed some significant piece of information or forgot something you were told and having somebody with you can offer some additional support.

Be ready for a conversation about results

Unlike some medical tests where you might have to wait days or weeks for results, hearing test results are generally available immediately. Prepare yourself mentally to get these results and engage in a meaningful discussion with us about their ramifications. Whether the outcome involves recommendations for hearing aids, lifestyle alterations, or hearing protection strategies, be prepared to investigate 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.

It’s time to schedule a hearing exam so give us a call!

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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