Having hearing evaluations periodically is a good idea. However, it is important to ensure that you have your hearing test done at the right time if you want accurate results. These are a few signs that you may want to call your doctor's office to reschedule your appointment.
1. You're Sick
The last thing that you probably feel like doing when you are sick is going through any type of evaluation. However, you might not want to use your illness as an excuse to cancel your appointment. The truth is that you probably should. Not only can this allow you to spend your time resting so that you can get better, but it can help you ensure that you get accurate results when you do have your test done. Plus, you won't have to worry about spreading germs to the others who are there to have their own hearing evaluations done.
2. Your Ears are Packed with Wax
If your ears are packed with wax build-up, you should know that the build-up can actually affect your hearing. If you clean your ears now to get rid of the build-up, you could also affect the results of how your hearing test turns out. Therefore, you will want to reschedule your appointment so that you will have time to clean your ears out, then you can give it a few days before going in for your evaluation. If you have a lot of build-up that you don't think you will be able to easily remove yourself, you can schedule an appointment with your doctor to have it removed.
3. You've Been Exposed to Loud Noises
If you have recently been to a loud rock concert or if you work in a noisy environment, it's a good idea to reschedule your appointment for a later date. This is because it's generally recommended to limit your exposure to loud noises before you have a hearing evaluation done. If you work in a noisy environment, consider scheduling your appointment for a Monday morning so that you will be away from the loud noises for the weekend before your evaluation. Otherwise, avoiding exposure to loud noises as much as possible before you appointment can help you get more accurate results.
Even though you probably do not want to put off your hearing test for much longer, you also probably don't want to have it done at a time when you aren't going to get accurate results. If you are dealing with any of these things, it might just be a good idea to call and reschedule your appointment for a later date.Share