Helping Equip Patients to Notice Signs of Hearing Loss
You want to provide the best care possible for your patients. As much as possible, you try to give them preventative care to help alleviate their chance for injury or pain.
When it comes to hearing loss, it may come with pain or dizziness but it typically creeps up as we age. So how can you help patients look for early signs of hearing loss to catch it before it’s too late? With May being Better Hearing and Speech Month, this is a perfect time to encourage patients to have their hearing evaluated.
Physically writing out symptoms can be extremely helpful in identifying the causes of hearing loss. We’ve created a helpful checklist to guide patients in this process. Commonly-cited symptoms include ringing, pressure and partial or full hearing loss.
Certain symptoms can have multiple causes, so it is important for patients to be as specific as possible. For instance, sudden hearing loss can result from a drastically different cause than chronic noise exposure. Be sure to encourage patients to note the duration of their symptoms and when they first started noticing them.
Empowering You in Patient Care
We want to help you provide the best care possible to your patients. Below, you will find a helpful referral guide you can use to help patients review symptoms and consider some signs of hearing loss. As always, you can contact us for additional FREE information you can give to patients to help them recognize the signs of hearing loss.
Click to download printable version.