Questions to Ask During Your Appointment:
By checking out the information in this site, you’ll already know a lot. But it’s easy to forget how general information applies to you, specifically. Print this list of questions, add your own, and you’ll be well prepared to find out what you really want to know if and when you visit us.
- What kind of hearing loss do I have? (Conductive or sensorineural?)
- Is it medically treatable?
- Is there anyone else I should see about this?
- What are the results of my hearing tests? What’s my hearing threshold?
- Are there specific frequencies or types of sound I have more trouble with than others?
- Is there anything I can do on my own to hear better?
- What are my treatment options?
- Can I prevent further hearing loss?
If our hearing professionals recommend hearing instruments, be ready to discuss the following:
- Will hearing instruments actually improve my ability to hear?
- What are the differences between basic types of hearing instruments?
- What kind of hearing instruments would be best for me?
- How are hearing instruments priced? Can you break down the cost?
- What’s the return or trial period on the hearing instruments I’m purchasing?
- What kind of post-fitting and aural rehabilitation programs do you provide?
- Can I expect to come back for minor alterations?
- Do you provide a written contract or purchase agreement?
- Is there a warranty? Who honors the warranty, you or the manufacturer?
- Is there financing available for buying hearing instruments?
- Can I get insurance in case they’re lost or damaged?
- What’s the average lifespan of this hearing instrument?
- What happens if my hearing instruments stop working?
- Do you repair them or does someone else? What will it cost?
- Will I be provided with loaner hearing instruments while mine are being repaired?
- What happens if my hearing changes?