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 prepare. So… what should you do?

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

7 steps to prepare for your hearing exam

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

Take note of your symptoms

Hearing loss manifests differently for everybody and across various situations. Take some time to jot down when you notice your hearing challenges the most. Are there certain times when you have a hard time hearing the television, for instance? Are conversations challenging to follow in crowded settings like restaurants? Write down these instances, along with the time and date, to supply your hearing specialist with helpful insights into your hearing challenges.

Explore hearing aid options

The more you know about hearing aid options, the simpler 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. Being knowledgeable about available options can clarify discussions with your specialist and make sure that any recommendations are tailored to your needs.

Evaluate your medical history

Collect a detailed 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. Personalizing our treatment suggestions by determining any factors that might be contributing to your hearing loss will be that much easier when we have a holistic understanding of your health.

Safeguard your ears

In the days prior to your hearing test, take proactive steps to shield your ears from loud noises. Exposure to excessive noise can skew the results of your exam, so steer clear of environments with high noise levels, like concerts or construction sites. You will get a better comprehension of your hearing health and ensure the accuracy of your hearing exam by safeguarding your ears ahead of time.

Look into your insurance

Investigate your health insurance coverage with regard to hearing assessments and related services. Understanding the level of your coverage ahead of time can help you avoid unexpected costs and navigate any insurance-related questions with confidence. You may need some clarification so don’t be afraid to get in touch with us or your insurance provider.

Have a friend go with you

While going to your appointment by yourself is perfectly fine, having a companion can provide a number of benefits. Bringing someone with you can offer 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 someone with you can provide some added support.

Anticipate results discussion

Usually, you will get the results of a hearing test the same day, unlike many other medical exams. Prepare yourself mentally to receive these results and engage in a meaningful discussion with us about their implications. Whether the outcome involves recommendations for hearing aids, lifestyle modifications, or hearing protection strategies, be prepared to investigate next steps collaboratively with your specialist.

By sticking with these seven essential steps, you can approach your hearing exams with confidence and guarantee 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.