Hearing Health Blog

woman wearing audiometry headphones while in a hearing test.

You’re a rather busy individual, so it’s understandable that you totally forgot about the hearing test you have scheduled. It’s a good thing you received a text from the clinic reminding you in time for you to prepare. So… what should you do?

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

Prepare for your hearing test with these 7 tips

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

Document your symptoms

Hearing loss manifests differently for everybody and across various situations. Whenever you detect that you’re in a situation where you’re having hearing problems, jot it down. For instance, do you struggle to hear the television, particularly at certain volumes or times of the day? Are conversations hard to follow in crowded settings such as restaurants? If you record these situations, it will help us get a better look into your particular hearing situation.

Hearing aids can help a lot

The more you understand about hearing aid options, the simpler it will be for you to make informed decisions at your appointment. Research different models of hearing aids, their features, and how they align with your needs and lifestyle. Being well-informed about available options can clarify discussions with your specialist and make sure that any recommendations are personalized to your needs.

Evaluate your medical history

Collect a detailed overview of your medical history to share with your hearing specialist. Include details such as past surgeries, current medications, notable illnesses or diseases, and any existing medical devices you utilize. This holistic snapshot of your health can aid in identifying potential factors contributing to your hearing loss and guide individualized treatment recommendations.

Use ear protection

Make use of protective measures to safeguard your hearing from damage, especially in the days leading up to your appointment. Avoid things like construction sites and rock concerts where the noise levels are particularly high because exposure can skew the results of your test. By protecting your hearing before the test, you help ensure the accuracy of the results and obtain a clear understanding of your hearing health.

Check your insurance coverage

Look into your health insurance coverage with regard to hearing tests and related services. Understanding the level of your coverage ahead of time can help you avoid unexpected costs and navigate any insurance-related questions confidently. 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 alone is perfectly fine, having a companion can offer several advantages. Bringing someone with you can offer added support and perspective whether it’s a friend, family member, or caregiver. Maybe you missed some important piece of information or forgot something you were told and having someone with you can give some added support.

Anticipate results discussion

Normally, you will get the results of a hearing test the same day, unlike lots of other medical tests. Be ready for an in-depth conversation when you receive the results of your exam on the same day. We may recommend solutions such as hearing protection strategies, 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 adhere to these seven steps.

It’s time to schedule a hearing exam so give us a call!

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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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