When you come in for your hearing assessment appointment, you will be looked after by our team of hearing experts who can answer any questions or concerns you may have.
There are a few ways you can prepare for your hearing assessment. Our pre-visit booklet contains key information about your appointment, and includes a set of questions that we can chat about during your visit. We suggest printing and answering the questions and bringing them to your appointment. If your main concern is tinnitus, you will be provided with questionnaires prior to or during your appointment with us. The results of this questionnaire will inform any discussions on tinnitus.
If you have completed our hearing questionnaire, you can also bring your results on the day.
Some other ways you can prepare for your hearing assessment:
- ask friends or family that have noticed changes in your hearing to make a list of what they have noticed
- ask friends or family to attend the appointment with you – their perspective is relevant as your hearing loss affects them as well
- write down any key medical issues you have had with your ears (such as ear infections, ear drum perforations, etc)
- note any medications, vitamins or supplements you are taking
- summarise your work history, especially any roles that exposed you to excessive noise
- write down any questions you have for your audiologist
- limit exposure to excessive noise at least 48 hours prior to a workplace or WorkCover hearing assessment