“Who will be coming with you?”
When you schedule your appointment, something you will hear us ask is “is anyone available to accompany you?” We do this for a two reasons, both of which benefit you! Your AN Other can be a loved one, a friend, or anyone who is close to you.
Why is a companion important?
The person coming with you, your companion, will be a huge help during your appointment. First, we have a chat with them too, so we can understand their perspective on your hearing. This is crucial to the initial appointment simply because you may not know what conversation / experiences you are missing out on. We view hearing loss as something that can affect all aspects of your life: relationships, social life & work. By having someone else voice their opinion, we can help pinpoint where we can help the most. It's an invaluable first step, which in time to come you will thank them for.
It’s a big step to take
The second reason is that during your appointment, there is a lot of information being shared. Having someone else in the room, to be able to take notes and ask questions can be a huge help in not getting overwhelmed. If you have a significant other, bringing them with can be even more important. If a Hearing Aid is recommended, it may be something that they may have questions about too. Deciding to move forward with technology is a big (but rewarding) first step, and having the support of someone you trust can prove invaluable.
We can helpIf you or a loved one are experiencing any hearing difficulties, please contact us today to schedule an appointment at your earliest convenience. Our hearing tests are available at clinics throughout South Wales and your appointment can be scheduled at a time and date that allows you to meet your existing commitments. We look forward to meeting you!
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