What to Expect at a Hearing Test
Hearing loss is the third most common medical condition in the US, but it is often undiagnosed and undertreated. In part, because it is an invisible condition, people do not immediately recognize that what they are experiencing is hearing loss. Especially when it comes to sound and conversation, people may think that the volume is simply not loud enough or that everyone is mumbling.
Once it becomes clear that hearing loss may be the culprit, it is important to schedule a hearing evaluation. The Hearing Loss Association of America estimates that people wait an average of seven years from the time they first experience changes in their hearing to the time they decide to seek treatment.
If you have made plans to visit us at Able Hearing for a hearing test, congratulations! Our team is excited to meet you and help you on the journey to better hearing. Here are a few things you can expect at your upcoming hearing exam.
Preparing for a Hearing Test
Hearing loss is a major part of every part of our life, from our relationships to our employment. Before your visit, take some time to think about when and where you struggle most with hearing. Also, run through a schedule of your day so that our team has a good idea of your lifestyle. If a hearing loss is detected, this information will be helpful in finding the best treatment.
Also, be prepared to provide our team with information about your personal medical history, as well as your family’s. If you are currently on any medication, or if you’ve had a cold in the days prior to the test, be sure to remember to tell us, as this could also affect your hearing abilities.