- Think about what it's like to wear the hearing aids
- Ask the people close to you if they notice any changes
- List concrete situations that you would like to improve
- Think about what other support you might like to have
- Write down your questions and prepare to discuss them in the appointment
Ida Telecare is a quick and easy way for you to get ready for appointments. It also gives you tips on how to live well with your hearing loss.
Choose your situation and begin to improve your communication now.
Prepare for First Appointment
Get ready for the appointment and the steps you will take if you have a hearing loss
Prepare for Follow-up
Think about what it is like to wear hearing aids and what other support you might need
Prepare for your follow-up appointments
When you have had your new hearing aids for a while, you may need to get them adjusted. Your audiologist will ask you how you are getting on with them and if you feel they help you. You will also talk about any other support you might find helpful.
To prepare for the appointment, think about what it is like to use the hearing aids and if you feel they help you communicate better. You should also think about what other support you want to ask for.
What you can do to prepare:
Tools to Help You Prepare
Living Well Online
When is it easy or hard to communicate and what can you do to make it better?
My Turn to Talk for Adults
What questions do you want to ask in the appointment and who do you need to communicate with?
How are you experiencing tinnitus right now and what do you expect from your appointment?