(PRWEB) April 12, 2016
Attaining better hearing is a worthwhile goal—studies suggest several positive benefits to mental, social, and even physical health. But the process of achieving better hearing is unfamiliar territory for many people, which is why Audiology Associates of Westchester has published a short guide titled How to Prepare for Your Hearing Test.
According to Audiology Associates of Westchester, each patient should be prepared to ask five questions at their hearing test to ensure that everything is covered and that they achieve the best results.
The first question the patient should ask is regarding the type of hearing loss they have. There are different types of hearing loss of varying severity that can affect either one or both ears. Each patient should review the audiogram (graphical printout of the results of the hearing test) with their hearing specialist and learn about their hearing loss.
The second question relates to hearing aids, and the patient should inquire about which features they need and which they may not. Several hearing aid styles are available to match each patient’s needs and preferences.
The third question covers sources of financing, including insurance, VA benefits, charitable organizations, and special credit arrangements.
The fourth and fifth questions cover the adjustment period and maintenance and care of the hearing aids once they’re selected. Hearing aids take some time to get used to, and the hearing professional should provide tips to best adapt to the new technology. Also, hearing aids can last for 5 years or longer, but proper maintenance and care should be explained to ensure peak performance.
For more information on hearing tests, visit the Hearing Testing page at the Audiology Associates of Westchester website.
About Audiology Associates of Westchester
Audiology Associates of Westchester is a full-service audiology practice located in White Plains, NY. The practice offers comprehensive hearing care services to help members of the local community hear better, live better, and reconnect with loved ones.
Kira Pozdnyakova, Au.D.
Jennifer Ratner, Au.D.
Audiology Associates of Westchester