Prepare for Your First Appointment
Are you going to visit an audiologist for the first time? Are you wondering what to expect? During the appointment, your audiologist will conduct tests to see if anything is blocking your ear canal, if there is pressure on or damage to your ear drum, and what sounds you can hear at different pitches. You should get your results during the appointment. The audiologist will also ask about your medical history and any trouble you’re having hearing or communicating.
Ida Telecare tools can help you organize your thoughts and concerns so that you are ready to ask your audiologist the right questions. This will help you make decisions and make sure that you get to talk about what’s important to you. It will also help the audiologist recommend the best treatment for you.
Tools to help you prepare
Why Improve My Hearing?
Think about situations where you have trouble hearing or communicating and how important it is for you to do something about it
The People I Talk To
List the people you talk to most often and what questions you want to ask in your appointment. This helps your audiologist understand what matters to you
Living Well (online version)
Think about situations where it is important for you to hear and communicate well, how you can plan to make hearing easier, and the people in your life that can help you
Describe what your tinnitus sounds and feels like so your audiologist can better help you