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 prepare. So… what should you do?

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

7 steps to prepare for your hearing test

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

Write down your symptoms

Hearing loss manifests differently for everyone and across a variety of situations. Whenever you notice that you’re in a situation where you’re having hearing troubles, write it down. For example, do you struggle to hear the television, especially at certain volumes or times of the day? When you’re in crowded places like restaurants, is it difficult for you to follow conversations? If you record these instances, it will help us have a better look into your particular hearing situation.

Explore hearing aid options

Determining the landscape of hearing aids can empower you to make informed decisions during the course of your appointment. Research different models of hearing aids, their features, and how they will work with your preferences and lifestyle. When you are better informed, we will have a simpler 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 collected. Include details such as previous surgeries, current medications, notable illnesses or diseases, and any existing medical devices you utilize. This holistic snapshot of your health can help in determining potential factors contributing to your hearing loss and guide personalized treatment recommendations.

Use hearing protection

Make use of protective strategies to safeguard your hearing from damage, particularly in the days leading up to your exam. Exposure to excessive noise can skew the results of your test, 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 guarantee the accuracy of your hearing exam by safeguarding your ears ahead of time.

Look into your insurance

Find out if your insurance covers hearing services. By getting a heads-up on your coverage, you will be better able to answer any associated questions and avoid unexpected expenses. You might need some clarification so don’t be afraid to reach out to us or your insurance provider.

Have a friend accompany you

You can come to your appointment by yourself but if you bring a friend it can be really helpful. Whether it’s a family member, friend, or caregiver, bringing someone along can provide additional support and perspective during the consultation. Perhaps you missed some essential piece of information or forgot something you were told and having somebody with you can provide some added support.

Be prepared for a talk about results

Usually, you will get the results of a hearing exam right away, unlike lots of other medical tests. Prepare yourself mentally to receive these results and participate in a meaningful conversation with us about their implications. Whether the outcome involves suggestions for hearing aids, lifestyle modifications, or hearing protection tips, be ready to investigate next steps in cooperation 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 test 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.

Stop struggling to hear conversations. Come see us today. Call or Text