Is This Your First Appointment at ZN Audiology?
A first appointment is always likely to be a little longer, and slightly more involved, than any subsequent visits. It is during the first appointment that we get to know you, your hearing care issues, and how best to help you.
It can save time during your appointment if you print the following form, fill it out, and bring it with you.
Plan Your Visit
To help us make your visit as smooth and easy for you as possible, here are answers to some of the questions you may have:
Can I bring someone with me?
We actually strongly suggest bringing a friend or family member with you, especially if it’s your first visit to our office. With their help, you will be able to tell right away how our demo hearing aids sound for you—plus, you'll have someone there to help you keep track of the information we share with you.
What happens when I arrive?
You'll be greeted by a welcoming staff member who will walk you through your paperwork with a smile. This includes a case history about your hearing so we can properly understand why you've come to see us. We will ask questions about your medical history, medication use, and so forth, as these can all influence the type and level of care you will need.
How long will the appointment take?
We appreciate that this will not be an everyday occurrence for you, so we set aside a whole hour for your appointment. That way, you never have to worry about feeling rushed.
What happens during the appointment?
Your hearing care provider will start things off with a conversation about your hearing and your life in general. Please be honest during this exchange—by getting to know you, we’ll be able to treat you more effectively, and more easily!
After we have learned more about you and what you're looking for with your hearing, you will be ready to undergo a hearing test. This will be a full audiological evaluation that shows us a complete picture of your hearing health. This is painless and easy, and we'll explain the whole process and answer your questions as the test progresses.
What happens after the test?
Once we've completed the test, we will explain the results to you. If you do have hearing loss and we determine that hearing aids would be a good solution for that hearing loss, your provider will use the results to program a pair of demo hearing aids for you. This helps in several different ways.
First, it lets you see for yourself what hearing aids can do for you. Until you try hearing aids yourself, you can't know for sure if they're right for you. It may sound an obvious thing to say, but it also makes it easier for you to hear and understand when we talk to you about your results and your options for treatment.
How will all this help me?
Our foremost approach overall during your visit will be to educate you and make sure you know everything you need in order to make a decision. If we feel hearing aids will help you, and you want to move forward with them, we'll discuss the available options and order them for you.
Schedule a Hearing Evaluation
Recognizing that you are experiencing hearing challenges can be difficult because the changes come on at such a slow pace. Consequently, the best way to know the truth about your hearing and get the help you need is by having a hearing assessment.
Both of ZN Audiology’s clinics in Forest Hills and Brooklyn, NYC, are able to provide comprehensive diagnostic hearing evaluations to help determine the type and severity of your hearing loss. Get started on the road to better hearing today by contacting us using the button below to schedule a hearing evaluation.