How do you prepare your ears for a hearing test?

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.

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