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4 Reasons to Bring a Companion to your Hearing Test Appointment

You will be urged to bring a close friend or family member with you. This is a typical request that audiologists make as a way of ensuring that patients get the very most out of their visit. The following are the four primary reasons to bring a friend or family member with you to your hearing test appointment.

4 Reasons to Bring a Companion to your Hearing Test Appointment

By Top-Rated Charlotte Audiologist, Dr. Gosu

Hearing loss is a complex issue that may have more impact on your interaction with the world around you than you realize. When you come to the point of acknowledging that the help of an audiologist may be needed and you therefore make an appointment, you will be urged to bring a close friend or family member with you. This is a typical request that audiologists make as a way of ensuring that patients get the very most out of their visit. The following are the four primary reasons to bring a friend or family member with you to your hearing test appointment.

Perspective

Hearing loss may seem to be a solitary struggle, but it is a health issue that directly impacts everyone you are in communication with. Oftentimes, other people notice that a person has hearing difficulties before they do. It is tremendously helpful to audiologists to have the perspective of someone else besides the person who routinely struggles to hear. 

The friend or family member who accompanies you will be asked to share their experience with regard to your hearing loss. This includes providing perspective on how your lifestyle and interests may have changed as a direct result of hearing issues. In addition, the reality is that loved ones often experience the greater level of frustration and recognize just how much hearing aids are needed.

Familiar Voice Test

During initial testing for hearing loss, health professionals find that it is very beneficial to have a familiar voice present. During a demonstration of hearing devices, hearing a familiar voice enables you to more accurately assess the benefits.

A Flood of Information

A lot of information is discussed at initial hearing test visits, and it helps to have a family member, significant other, or close friend present. The types of things that will be discussed include your health and hearing history, your lifestyle, the results of your hearing test, and the recommendations of the audiologist. In addition to having someone else present to hear the information and ask pertinent questions, it’s helpful to take notes.

Decision Time

If the results of your hearing test indicate that hearing aid technology is recommended, your companion can provide reassurance and support you may need. Hearing is an essential way of interacting with the world, and there is so much that you just don’t want to miss, from the voice of a child to conversations at the dinner table to the soothing sounds of nature.

In addition to above-mentioned benefits, there is a bonus advantage to bringing a family member or friend to your initial hearing visit. The bonus is moral support, and it actually is just what the doctor ordered.

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