For the past year, we’ve been masking up to slow the spread of COVID-19. While the cause may be noble, that doesn’t mean wearing a mask is without its challenges. This is especially true for people with hearing loss, as masks can be uncomfortable to wear with hearing aids.
Your hearing aids are an important investment in your hearing health, and it also undoubtedly took a lot of time and effort to select and program your devices to perfectly suit your hearing needs. Unfortunately, it can be all too easy to drop your hearing aids when taking your mask off.
Fortunately, there are options to make mask-wearing a little more comfortable and keep your hearing aids secure.
Hearing aid clips keep your hearing aids attached to you, so even if you accidentally pull them out of your ears, you won’t risk dropping them.
- Ear Gear Original Corded hearing aid clips offer dual protection. Slip your hearing aids into the form-fitting spandex sleeve for comfort and protection against the elements. Attach the security clip to your shirt to prevent the loss of your devices.
- The Bebob Shop is a small business that makes all sorts of hearing aid clips, from cartoon characters to animals and holiday themes to sport style. These hearing aid clips are perfect for children and those who wish to show off their personalities.
There are other options for making mask-wearing more comfortable while wearing hearing aids.
- Snap NY makes masks that attach around the back of the head via fabric strap and Velcro to take pressure off your ears.
- You can also purchase a mask extender to convert the masks with ear loops you already own into masks that attach behind your head.
The experts at Pinnacle ENT Associates can help guide you through the myriad accessories to find one that complements your lifestyle. Request an appointment today!