If you have trouble hearing, tell the receptionist that calling your name isn't the best way to tell you that the doctor is ready to see you. Ask him or her to come and get you or get your attention visually when the doctor is ready for you.
If you wear hearing aids, take the time to adjust them for the best possible sound. If you use a personal amplification system, don't hesitate to ask your doctor to wear the microphone.
Written by familydoctor.org editorial staff