October’s spooky season culminates in a night filled with trick-or-treating, fun costumes, Halloween parties and more. Approximately 15% of U.S. adults report some degree of hearing loss. Let’s take a look at a couple of tips and tricks for managing your hearing loss this scary season.
Consider Your Hearing Aids When Choosing Your Costume
Whether finding a costume for yourself or helping your little one choose theirs, factoring in your hearing aids will help ensure a smooth-running night. A couple of tips for choosing the right costume include:
- Be careful of masks. Face masks often go over or around ears. Depending on your type and size of hearing aid, the wrong mask may interfere with its functioning. Consider masks that go around the top of the head or attach via a headband. Always try on your mask before purchasing to make sure they don’t rub against or dislodge your devices.
- Check your face paint. Many costumes can be emphasized or pulled together with a bit of face paint. When painting your or your child’s face, never paint near or over the ears or hearing aids, and always opt for nontoxic paint.
- Secure hearing aids. Securing your devices to your shirt collar with a hearing aid-safe clip will help prevent hearing aids from being lost during Halloween fun.
Check Hearing Aid Batteries or Charge
Remember to charge or replace the batteries in your and your child’s hearing aids before heading out for trick-or-treating or other Halloween fun.
A well-charged set of hearing aids can help ensure you and your child can hear and convey safety information while running from house to house looking for full-sized candy bars.
If you’re staying in this Halloween, wearing your hearing aids will help you hear knocks or doorbell rings from trick-or-treaters.
Choose Hearing Aid-Safe Halloween Activities
Bobbing for apples at a party can be a fun way to celebrate Halloween but may also damage your hearing aids. Consider swapping apple bobbing for pumpkin carving or caramel apple-making.
Try grabbing a pumpkin from Ruston Orchards and hosting a pumpkin carving night with your family or a couple of your closest friends.
For more tips on caring for your hearing aids during this spooky season, contact Advanced Audiology & Hearing Aids today to make an appointment with one of our specialists.