Being prepared for your evaluation will help you get the most out of it. Ask yourself, “How does hearing affect my life?” Have you noticed any challenges in your ability to hear and understand what is going on around you? If you could overcome these challenges, how would it improve your life?
Now that you are preparing yourself mentally for your visit, why don’t you take some time to jot down the answers to a few questions.
- In which situations have you experienced challenges with your hearing?
- Has your hearing been frustrating you?
- Have your family members or friends said anything about your hearing?
When you have finished those three questions, write down any questions you have about your hearing. You can add any questions or comments from your friends or family members.
Having a companion accompany you to your appointment is very helpful. They can help you remember some of your concerns and questions, they can also help you be more objective when finding a solution. It is always helpful to have someone to support you.