woman wearing audiometry headphones while in a hearing test.

You scheduled a hearing exam but you’re so busy it’s understandable that you would have forgotten about it. Fortunately, you just received that reminder text from the clinic, and you still have time to get ready. But what type 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 test with these 7 tips

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

Write down your symptoms

For every person across many situations, hearing loss manifests differently. Take some time to write down when you notice your hearing difficulties the most. Are there certain times when you have a difficult time hearing the television, for instance? Are conversations hard to follow in crowded settings like restaurants? Write down these situations, along with the time and date, to supply your hearing specialist with valuable insights into your hearing challenges.

Discover hearing aid options

Determining the landscape of hearing aids can enable you to make informed decisions during the course of your appointment. Do some research about how the different types of hearing aids may work with your needs and lifestyle. Being knowledgeable about available options can clarify discussions with your specialist and ensure that any recommendations are tailored to your needs.

Review your medical history

Share the comprehensive outline of your medical history that you previously collected. Notable illnesses, previous surgeries, current medications, and any medical devices you use are all details that might be important. 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 understanding of your health.

Safeguard your ears

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

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. If you’re uncertain about your coverage, consider contacting your insurance provider or consulting with your hearing specialist for clarification.

Bring along a companion

You can come to your appointment alone but if you bring a friend it can be really advantageous. Bringing somebody with you can offer added support and perspective whether it’s a friend, family member, or caregiver. Maybe you missed some essential piece of information or forgot something you were told and having somebody with you can offer some added support.

Be prepared for a discussion about results

Usually, you will get the results of a hearing exam the same day, unlike lots of other medical tests. Be prepared for an in-depth discussion when you receive the results of your test on the same day. We might recommend solutions such as hearing protection tips, lifestyle modifications, or the potential of getting hearing aids.

By sticking with these seven crucial steps, you can approach your hearing exams with confidence and guarantee that you derive maximum benefit from your appointment.

If you haven’t scheduled your hearing test yet, contact us today to get your appointment on the books.

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