Hearing Services of Nashville

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You scheduled a hearing test but you’re so busy it’s understandable that you would have forgotten about it. Luckily, you just received that reminder text from the clinic, and you still have time to get ready. So… what should you do?

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

7 steps to get ready for your hearing exam

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

Write down your symptoms

For every person across various situations, hearing loss manifests differently. Take some time to write down when you notice your hearing difficulties the most. For example, do you struggle to hear the television, particularly at certain volumes or times of the day? When you’re in crowded places like restaurants, is it hard for you to follow conversations? Write down these instances, along with the time and date, to supply your hearing specialist with valuable insights into your hearing challenges.

Hearing aids can help a lot

The more you understand about hearing aid options, the easier it will be for you to make informed decisions at your appointment. Do some research about how the various types of hearing aids might work 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.

Review your medical history

Share the comprehensive outline of your medical history that you previously compiled. Include details such as past surgeries, current medications, notable illnesses or diseases, and any existing medical devices you utilize. 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.

Protect your ears

In the days leading up to your hearing test, take proactive measures to protect your ears from loud noises. Steer clear of things like construction sites and rock concerts where the noise levels are especially high because exposure can skew the results of your exam. You will get a better comprehension of your hearing health and ensure the accuracy of your hearing test by protecting your ears ahead of time.

Check your insurance coverage

Explore your health insurance coverage regarding hearing assessments and related services. By getting a heads-up on your coverage, you will be better able to answer any related questions and avoid unexpected costs. If you’re uncertain about your coverage, think about reaching out to 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 really helpful. Whether it’s a family member, friend, or caregiver, bringing somebody along can offer additional support and perspective during the consultation. Perhaps you missed some significant piece of information or forgot something you were told and having someone with you can provide some additional support.

Anticipate results discussion

Unlike some medical tests where you might have to wait days or weeks for results, hearing test results are generally available immediately. Prepare yourself mentally to get these results and participate in a meaningful discussion with us about their ramifications. We may encourage 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 follow these seven steps.

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

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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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