If you are going to be visiting an audiologist for the first time, you may be feeling a bit nervous and overwhelmed. After all, doing something for the first time can have this sort of impact on anyone. It is natural to feel this way. A little bit of preparation can go a long way, helping you feel more comfortable and assured about the appointment you are going to have with your audiologist. Considering that, continue reading to discover some of the things you can do to prepare for your appointment with an audiologist.
Check out the website
The first thing that you should do is look on the audiologist’s website to see if there is anything you need to know or do ahead of your appointment. You may also view photographs of the clinic so you know what to expect beforehand. You can get directions off the website as well. This all helps to give you that sense of you know where you are going and what you are getting yourself in for, so you do not feel as stressed or worried on the day. If you need to bring anything with you, this information is bound to be on the audiologist’s website.
Aside from this, it is a good idea to see if a friend or family member would be willing to accompany you. This simply needs to be someone with who you feel comfortable. It is advisable to bring someone with you because you are going to find out a lot during your appointment, and it can help to have someone there who can take notes for you to make sure that nothing critical is forgotten about. After all, it can be a lot to remember by yourself. Plus, it is nice to have someone there for moral support as well. You may be feeling a little bit worried and nervous about your appointment. While there is no need to be, having a friendly face there can certainly help you feel more comfortable.
Write down questions or concerns
In addition to the steps that we have discussed so far, we would also recommend that you sit down and take the time to write down any questions that you may want to ask the audiologist. We are sure there are at least a few things that you will want to know more about. However, when you are at the appointment itself, and there is so much to talk about and think about, it can be easy to forget about these questions. That is why we always advise that you write them down beforehand. That way, you can be sure that you will not forget anything at all.
One thing that you should never be is afraid to ask questions! After all, this is a new period of your life, and you probably have plenty of different queries running through your mind. Write down as many questions as you want, and ask them all. This is what the audiologist is going to expect. Plus, it also what he or she is there for. There is nothing worse than getting home and wishing you had asked the audiologist a few questions. And remember, there is no such thing as a silly question.
When it comes to preparing for an appointment with your audiologist, a final piece of advice is to book at least a half-day off at work. A lot of people assume that their appointment is only going to be a quick 15 minutes. However, this is rarely the case. If you are going for a hearing aid fitting, it can take an hour and sometimes even a bit longer. Therefore, it is best to be safe and book a morning or afternoon off work so you can be sure that you have sufficient time with the audiologist at your clinic of choice.
Contact us today for more information
The team at Flynn Associates is here to help you if you are concerned about hearing loss. All you need to do is pick up the phone today to speak with one of our friendly and experienced team members who will be more than happy to help you in any way they can, irrespective of whether your query is big or small. The numbers you need are as follows. Please do not be afraid to get in touch.
Concord: (978) 369-6666, Wellesley: (781) 235-8110