There are a lot of stigma and negative perceptions around the use of hearing aids, but it doesn’t have to be this way. You can still celebrate and have fun with your device, even when you play dress up! With Halloween right around the bend, there’s no better time to have fun with hearing aids by getting them into the spirit of this fun and exciting holiday.
Get creative this Halloween and get yours, or a loved ones, hearing aids into the spirit of Halloween. Looking to show off or hide your hearing aid, but need some hearing aid decoration ideas? No problem! Check out some of the fun and creative ways you can decorate your hearing aids for Halloween.
• Incorporate the hearing device into a Halloween costume. For example, if the Halloween costume was a hobbit, fairy, or elf you could integrate elf ears with your hearing aid(s). Another creative way is to make the device a central feature of the Halloween costume, which would work great for superhero and futuristic costumes. This also would work for astronauts, robots, Disney, and Star Wars costumes. The sky’s the limit on this one, so get creative!
• Get crafty and decorate the hearing aid with stickers and other stick-on additions. Nail “bling” and small stickers work great, as well as any other small removable options. Need inspiration? Be sure to search the internet, as there are many great resources available at your fingertips. Pinterest and Etsy are a great place to look, especially if you are not feeling crafty. On Etsy, there are sellers that offer charms, twists, jewels, covers, and clip-on pieces to decorate your hearing device.
Want to know the best part? Decorating hearing aids can be done at any time of the year, not just for Halloween. If you decide to get hands-on, it is imperative that the microphone ports are not compromised in any way. Also, be sure that you don’t use any liquids, such as paint or glue. However, before you go ahead and “bling” out your hearing aid, be sure to consult with your audiologist to ensure your decorations won’t compromise the device.