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You scheduled a hearing exam but you’re so busy it’s understandable that you would have forgotten about it. 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?

The success 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 completely prepared, follow these 7 steps:

Take note of your symptoms

Hearing loss manifests differently for everyone and across various situations. Whenever you detect that you’re in a situation where you’re having hearing troubles, jot it down. Are there particular times when you have a difficult time hearing the television, for instance? Are conversations hard to follow in crowded settings like restaurants? If you record these situations, it will help us get a deeper look into your specific hearing situation.

Hearing aids can help a lot

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

Review your medical history

Compile a detailed overview of your medical history to share with your hearing specialist. Notable illnesses, past surgeries, current medications, and any medical devices you utilize are all details that could be important. This holistic picture of your health can help in determining potential factors contributing to your hearing loss and guide personalized treatment suggestions.

Utilize ear protection

Use protective strategies to shield your hearing from damage, especially in the days leading up to your appointment. Exposure to excessive noise can skew the results of your test, so avoid environments with high noise levels, such as concerts or construction sites. You will get a better understanding of your hearing health and ensure the accuracy of your hearing exam by safeguarding your ears ahead of time.

Look into your insurance

Explore your health insurance coverage with regard to hearing tests and related services. Knowing the extent of your coverage ahead of time can help you avoid unforeseen costs and navigate any insurance-related queries with confidence. You might need some clarification so don’t be afraid to get in touch with us or your insurance provider.

Bring along a companion

While attending your appointment by yourself is perfectly fine, having a companion can offer several advantages. Bringing somebody with you can provide added 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 added support.

Expect results discussion

Unlike some medical tests where you may have to wait days or weeks for results, hearing exam results are usually available right away. Prepare yourself mentally to receive these results and engage in a meaningful conversation with us about their ramifications. 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.

You will get maximum benefit from your appointment and you will come in with confidence if you follow these seven steps.

If you haven’t scheduled your hearing test 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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