Have you made your first hearing test appointment? That's amazing – you're on your way to improving your hearing, and your life. That said, we understand your first hearing test can be a little stressful. No one wants to have a hearing problem!
However, if you know what to expect for your first test, you'll be able to stop stressing and just relax, because there's really nothing to worry about at all. If you think you may have hearing loss, getting a hearing test could potentially relieve stress instead of cause it. Here is how.
Undiagnosed hearing loss creates more stress
The longer you procrastinate your hearing test, the worse you could be making the problem! If you're worried something is wrong with your hearing, it's only going to be more stressful not knowing what the exact problem is, as opposed to finding out what said problem is. Once you make the appointment and find the solution, you're likely to feel a massive weight off your shoulders.
The tests are non-invasive and don't hurt
Sometimes, people avoid their doctors appointments because they're afraid certain tests will be painful. Let's take the stress out of that fear right now – hearing tests are in no way painful! During the test, you are simply asked to fill out a questionnaire about all your pertinent health history and then you'll have an audiogram. An audiogram is not a torture device, it's just a pair of headphones that play a series of tones and beeps. You indicate which ear you hear sound with and at the end of the test, you'll be issued a graph that shows where your hearing thresholds are. Easy and painless!
You can bring a friend
The closer the friend, the better even.
Don't want to go in alone? That's okay, hearing tests actually welcome you bringing a buddy! The closer the friend, the better even. This is because a friend or relative can be there to help calm your nerves, but also give the clinician a better picture of the condition of your hearing so you can get the best hearing solution possible. A friend can also help you take in new information about your hearing condition, which can be a lot all at once for just one person.
No more stressing! Just get your hearing checked out by clicking here to make a booking for a hearing test, or call us on 1800 340 631 today.