Preparing for an appointment can be overwhelming. With an audiologist, there is nothing to worry about. Both you and your audiologist want to get you the best possible treatment for your hearing loss. But to do this, there are a few things you should consider before your first appointment.

Doing the following tasks will help your appointment with your audiologist run smoothly. It is very helpful for both parties to be on the same page.

Medical history

The audiologist will want to know all the medications you have taken as well as the conditions you are experiencing. This is because some medications and conditions can impact hearing loss. 

Make or retrieve a list of medications you are taking and have taken in the past. Providing this information to the audiologist will help them know and conclude if any taken medications is a reason to why your hearing has been impacted.

With knowledge of your medical history, the audiologist can too discover if any experienced or experiencing conditions have impacted your hearing. For example, conditions like diabetes and heart disease can have an impact on individual hearing. With this information, the audiologist can work on putting together reasons to why you have been impacted. This too, can give one closure. 

Daily lifestyle

Take a moment to think about all the things you like to do in your spare time. What hobbies do you dedicate time aside for? This can be anything you're passionate about. Build this list in mind and have it handy because the audiologist will want to take note of it.

Your audiologist wants the best for you as so do you. With the audiologist knowing your passions and happy activities, the list of positive activities will be used to help with healing your hearing loss. Believe it or not, your hobbies are just as much as an ability to keep you happy and healthy.

Trouble areas

By this, what do you notice about your hearing? The audiologist will want to know what sounds you can hear and cannot hear. Feel free to provide examples of situations to give a real-life visual. With this information, the audiologist can find the best solution to aid your hearing loss

Though giving information about what hearing is like daily can be personal information, this is a step for you to change that. The audiologist is there to help you take further steps to combat hearing loss.

Questions, comments, concerns

Gather any questions or statements you want to share. This is the time to be curious and aware of hearing loss. Be familiar and aware of what exactly you are experiencing and how the future of this journey will look like. Besides, the audiologist is there for all your needs and is the best person to give you the answers you need.

Don't feel like you are pestering; the audiologist wants to hear about all your concerns. Asking questions shows that you care and the audiologist is more than happy to assist you with anything you need to know.

Personal research

Sometimes, one wants to reassure themselves. If you're concerned or want to dig into the road of hearing loss, go right ahead. You may want to research what hearing loss can look like, or you want to look at hearing aid options. Consider looking at the most common hearing aid styles, in the ear (ITE), behind the ear (BTE) and in the canal (ITC). 

Don't overwhelm yourself with the research part. This is only if you want to educate yourself more on available hearing loss treatments. To get better advice and information, asking questions to the audiologist is best.

Family and friend support

If it makes you feel more comfortable, plan to take someone with you to the appointment. The person you bring along can be there by your side and provide you with much needed support, especially when the audiologist is speaking. The audiologist will most likely speak on a variety of things involving difficult terminology. This can be overwhelming to listen to. That is why having a second person tag along may make things easier. There will be two individuals listening rather than one. 

Familiarize yourself with the process of finding a solution to your hearing loss now. Our staff is ready to diagnose your hearing issues and find the most suitable treatment for your specific preferences. To learn more about Quality Hearing Aid Center, call the phone this number: (248) 430-8791.