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You’re a pretty busy person, so it’s reasonable that you completely forgot about the hearing exam 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 success of your appointment will be improved with just a little bit of simple 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 a variety of situations. Take some time to jot down when you detect your hearing challenges the most. For instance, do you struggle to hear the television, particularly at certain volumes or times of the day? Are conversations challenging to follow in crowded places like restaurants? If you take note of these instances, it will help us get a better look into your particular hearing situation.

Hearing aids can be really helpful

Determining the landscape of hearing aids can enable you to make educated choices during your appointment. Research different types of hearing aids, their features, and how they will work with your needs and lifestyle. When you are better informed, we will have an easier time talking about your options and tailoring our suggestions to your particular needs.

Review your medical history

Share the comprehensive outline of your medical history that you previously collected. Include details like past surgeries, current medications, notable illnesses or diseases, and any existing medical devices you use. Personalizing our treatment recommendations by identifying any factors that may be contributing to your hearing loss will be that much easier when we have a holistic picture of your health.

Protect your ears

In the days prior to your hearing test, take proactive measures to shield your hearing from loud noises. Steer clear of things like construction sites and rock concerts where the volume levels are particularly high because exposure can skew the results of your exam. You will get a better understanding of your hearing health and guarantee the accuracy of your hearing exam by safeguarding your ears ahead of time.

Look into your insurance

Look into your health insurance coverage with regard to hearing assessments and related services. By getting a heads-up on your coverage, you will be better able to answer any associated questions and avoid surprise expenses. If you’re unsure about your coverage, think about contacting your insurance provider or consulting with your hearing specialist for clarification.

Bring along a companion

You can go to your appointment by yourself but if you bring a friend it can be very helpful. Bringing somebody with you can provide extra support and perspective whether it’s a friend, family member, or caregiver. They can help recall important information discussed during the appointment and give insights into your hearing experiences that you may not have noted yourself.

Be prepared for a discussion about results

Usually, you will get the results of a hearing test right away, unlike many other medical exams. Be ready for an in-depth discussion when you receive the results of your exam on the same day. We might recommend solutions such as 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 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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