What to Expect at Your First Hearing Appointment
Texan Renew Hearing Center has successfully helped thousands of patients regain their hearing with the help of our hearing solutions. With just a single call, we can help you embark on a journey to recover your hearing no matter what stage of hearing loss you’re currently at. However, we understand that speaking to someone about hearing loss can be daunting and many people refuse to acknowledge it. They might also be concerned about the costs related to hearing aids and it’s normal to feel frustration when trying to cope with hearing loss.
That’s why we’ve decided to write an article about what you should expect from your first hearing appointment with our hearing instrument specialists. We fully understand that taking the first step is often the most difficult, so we’d like to explain the process to you so that there is nothing unknown and that everything is clear before you pick up the phone and give us a call.
You’re going to be asked a lot of questions about your lifestyle
One of the most important things about finding the right hearing loss solution is to pair your requirements with the right hearing aid. In order to accomplish this, it’s important to identify your personal needs and discuss your lifestyle. Your hearing instrument specialist will ask you a series of questions related to your lifestyle in order to get a better understanding of what you need your hearing aids for and the situations in which you will use them.
During your appointment, you’ll be asked about your hobbies, your career and also about what you do at home. These questions are not invasive and are used to build a better understanding of the condition of your hearing and any possible factors that may be impacting your auditory system. This paints a better picture on if you have sustained noise-induced damage as opposed to age-related hearing loss.
There will be a series of tests at your first hearing appointment
If you’re going to visit your hearing instrument specialist for hearing aids then the first thing they’ll do is perform a series of tests to ensure that you actually do need hearing aids. It will also help them determine the level of your hearing loss so that they can pick the right type of hearing aids for your needs. The tests will typically involve a physical examination to see if there are any physical blockages in your ear that could be causing hearing loss or infection. They’ll also perform a couple of hearing tests which often involved you wearing headphones and giving your hearing instrument specialist a signal or sign if you hear a sound being played.
These tests are painless and relatively quick so you shouldn’t be worried about them. They play a vital role in helping your hearing instrument specialist understand your level of hearing and will help them adjust your hearing aid choices so that you get the best possible relief.
Your hearing instrument specialist will decide what’s the next step
Depending on how your initial hearing appointment went, your hearing instrument specialist will determine the next best step to take. For instance, if your hearing instrument specialist discovers that your hearing loss is rather severe, then they will suggest a couple of hearing aid choices to you and discuss what each option can give and its advantages.
If your hearing instrument specialist has discovered a blockage or infection in your ear that could be causing the hearing loss, then they may suggest remedies to help you remove the blockage. One possible scenario is that you have impacted earwax which will need to be removed professionally. This is an easy fix and simply involves removing the blockage and providing any follow-up tips to help you avoid an impaction in the future.
Get in touch with us at Texan Renew Hearing Center
At Texan Renew Hearing Center, we’re proud of our approach to helping our clients restore their hearing with the help of capable and advanced hearing aids. We understand that coping with hearing loss can be both difficult and daunting, which is why we tailor our approach so that you can feel at ease and comfortable with our hearing health professionals.
If you’d like to learn more about hearing appointments or would like to get in touch to book your first appointment, feel free to contact us at (512) 667-6904 where one of our friendly representatives will be happy to help you.