(PRWEB) April 14, 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 House of Hearing Audiology Clinic has published a short guide titled Preparing For Your Hearing Test.
According to House of Hearing Audiology Clinic, 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 Test page at the House of Hearing Audiology Clinic website.
About House of Hearing Audiology Clinic
House of Hearing Audiology Clinic is a full-service audiology practice located in Boise, Idaho. The practice offers comprehensive hearing care services to help members of the local community hear better, live better, and reconnect with loved ones.
Matthew S. Murphy
House of Hearing Audiology Clinic