How do you prepare your ears for a hearing test?

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How do you prepare your ears for a hearing test?

Preparing for a hearing test at Melody Audiology & Hearing Clinic, or any other audiology clinic, is simple and straightforward. Here are some steps you can take to ensure you’re ready for your appointment:

  1. Clean Your Ears Properly: Avoid using cotton swabs or any other objects to clean inside your ears, as these can push wax further into the ear canal and potentially cause damage. If you feel that earwax might be blocking your ear canal, you may want to see a healthcare provider for safe removal before your hearing test.
  2. Avoid Loud Noises: Exposure to loud noises right before your test could temporarily affect your hearing. Try to keep your ears as “quiet” as possible in the 24 hours leading up to your hearing test.
  3. Be Well-Rested: Being alert and focused can help ensure the most accurate test results, so try to get a good night’s sleep before your appointment.
  4. Make a List of Your Symptoms: If you’ve noticed changes in your hearing, write down the details to share with your audiologist. Include when the changes started, if it affects one or both ears, and if you’ve been exposed to loud noise or had any ear infections recently.
  5. List Any Medications: Some medications can affect your hearing. Make a list of any prescription and over-the-counter drugs you’re currently taking to share with your audiologist.


Remember, there’s no need to be nervous about a hearing test. The procedure is painless and straightforward, and our team at Melody Audiology & Hearing Clinic is here to guide you through every step of the process.

At Melody Audiology & Hearing Clinic, we want your hearing test to be as stress-free and comfortable as possible. That’s why we’ve designed our process so you can come just as you are, without any special preparation.

Hearing tests are non-invasive and painless. There’s no need to do anything out of the ordinary beforehand, such as special ear cleaning or avoiding certain activities. You can carry on with your regular routine right up until the time of your appointment.

When you arrive for your hearing test, our experienced team will guide you through the process, explaining each step so you know what to expect. We’re here to answer any questions you may have, and we’ll do everything we can to make sure you’re comfortable.

So, whether it’s your first hearing test or a regular check-up, remember you can simply come as you are. We look forward to seeing you at your appointment.

How do you prepare your ears for a hearing test?