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. Fortunately, you just got that reminder text from the clinic, and you still have time to prepare. But what kind of preparation should you do?

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

Prepare for your hearing exam with these 7 tips

Here are seven significant strategies to ensure you’re fully ready:

Take note of your symptoms

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

Hearing aids can be really helpful

Understanding the landscape of hearing aids can empower you to make informed decisions during 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 an easier time discussing your options and adapting our suggestions to your particular needs.

Assess your medical history

Share the detailed overview of your medical history that you previously collected. Notable illnesses, previous surgeries, current medications, and any medical devices you utilize are all details that may be important. Personalizing our treatment recommendations by identifying any factors that might be contributing to your hearing loss will be that much easier when we have a holistic picture of your health.

Use ear protection

Use protective strategies to protect your hearing from damage, especially in the days leading up to your exam. Avoid things like construction sites and rock concerts where the noise levels are very high because exposure can skew the results of your test. By safeguarding your hearing before the test, you help guarantee the accuracy of the results and obtain a clear understanding of your hearing health.

Check your insurance coverage

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

Bring a companion

You can come to your appointment alone but if you bring a friend it can be really advantageous. Bringing someone with you can offer extra 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 somebody with you can offer some additional support.

Expect results discussion

Usually, you will get the results of a hearing exam right away, unlike lots of other medical tests. Prepare yourself mentally to get these results and engage in a meaningful discussion with us about their implications. We might recommend solutions like hearing protection tips, lifestyle changes, or the potential of getting hearing aids.

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

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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.