HEARING TIPS

woman wearing audiometry headphones while in a hearing test.

You’re a rather busy individual, so it’s understandable that you completely 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 prepare. So… what should you do?

While it may not require an all-night study session like in your academic days, a bit of preparation can make a significant difference in maximizing the value of your appointment.

Get ready for your hearing test with these 7 tips

Here are seven essential strategies to make sure you’re totally ready:

Take note of your symptoms

For every individual across many situations, hearing loss manifests differently. Whenever you notice that you’re in a situation where you’re having hearing issues, jot it down. Are there certain times when you have a difficult time hearing the television, for example? When you’re in crowded places like restaurants, is it hard for you to follow conversations? If you record these instances, it will help us get a deeper look into your specific hearing situation.

Hearing aids can help a lot

The more you know about hearing aid options, the easier it will be for you to make informed choices at your appointment. Do some research about how the various types of hearing aids may 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.

Assess your medical history

Compile a detailed outline of your medical history to share with your hearing specialist. Noteworthy illnesses, previous surgeries, current medications, and any medical devices you use are all details that might be significant. This holistic picture of your health can aid in identifying potential factors contributing to your hearing loss and guide personalized treatment recommendations.

Protect your ears

In the days prior to your hearing exam, take proactive steps to safeguard your hearing from loud noises. Steer clear of things like construction sites and rock concerts where the noise levels are particularly high because exposure can skew the results of your test. You will get a better understanding of your hearing health and guarantee the accuracy of your hearing test by safeguarding your ears ahead of time.

Check your insurance coverage

Explore your health insurance coverage regarding 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 unexpected expenses. You might need some clarification so don’t be afraid to get in touch with us or your insurance provider.

Have a friend go with you

You can come to your appointment alone but if you bring a friend it can be very advantageous. Bringing someone with you can provide added support and perspective whether it’s a friend, family member, or caregiver. They can help remember important information discussed during the appointment and offer insights into your hearing experiences that you may not have noticed yourself.

Expect results discussion

Normally, you will get the results of a hearing test right away, unlike lots of other medical exams. Prepare yourself mentally to obtain these results and participate in a meaningful discussion with us about their implications. Whether the end result involves suggestions for hearing aids, lifestyle alterations, or hearing protection tips, be ready to investigate next steps collaboratively with your specialist.

By following these seven crucial steps, you can approach your hearing exams with confidence and ensure that you derive maximum benefit from your appointment.

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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