Bring someone with you to the appointment. We recommend that you bring a spouse, family member or friend to the visit.
Communicating with friends and family is often the most important reason you are seeking a hearing solution. Because the sense of hearing is of such great social importance, the decision to seek hearing help is very often a family event. Sometimes it is a spouse, son, daughter or friend who first recognizes that there may be a problem.
You may wish to ask someone close to you whether they are aware of any difficulties you may be having, and how it is affecting them. If hearing instruments are recommended, it is helpful to have someone present who would be involved in that decision process.