Halloween Hearing Aid Safety Tips

Halloween Hearing Aid Safety Tips

Halloween is the perfect time to dress up, eat candy, and watch scary movies. Going trick or treating or to a Halloween party is also a popular choice during this spooky holiday. However, while this holiday is often fun, it can quickly turn scary if you wear hearing aids and are not properly prepared. Halloween can be loud for both the young and old, so you will want to check out these Halloween hearing aid safety tips to help keep your ears safe and healthy.

Halloween is a fun holiday, but extra precautions are needed if you wear hearing aids. Before you head out trick or treating or to a Halloween party, make sure you follow these helpful Halloween hearing aid safety tips.

• Before you head out to celebrate, make sure you check your hearing aid batteries before you leave the house. There’s nothing worse than having your battery die while you are out having fun and enjoying the holiday. A good rule of thumb is to insert new batteries or ensure your rechargeable batteries are fully charged before you leave the house. If you have spare batteries, pack a pair to bring with you, just in case.
• Depending on where you live, Halloween can become quite cold. If you see signs of frost, keep your ears warm by wearing ear warmers or a hat. However, make sure your coverings don’t put too much pressure on your hearing aids. Also, depending on what you wear, it may or may not inhibit your ability to hear clearly, so make sure you can hear well while you are dressed for the cold.
• If you plan on wearing a mask or some sort of decorative hat or piece on your head, make sure what you wear doesn’t inhibit your ability to hear and doesn’t dislodge or damage your hearing aid. If your mask rubs against your hearing aid, this may also cause irritation. To help prevent this from occurring, you may want to use non-toxic face paint instead. However, if you still opt for a face mask, make sure to secure your hearing aid by using a hearing aid clip.
• If you are at a Halloween party, they can get loud, so make sure you give your ears a break periodically. You can do this by finding a quiet room in the house (with the hosts’ permission), bathroom, or even outside. If the party is excessively loud, make sure you stay away from the speakers and give yourself more frequent rest breaks.
• As an added safety precaution, wear a piece of reflective tape somewhere on yourself, even if it’s on your bag. It can be hard to see at night time, especially if you are wearing a dark costume. Accidents can happen to anyone, but taking this extra precaution is highly recommended if you have impaired hearing. You may not be able to hear a vehicle heading your way, so make sure you remain visible.
• Using hair products is common on Halloween, but extra precaution is needed with hearing aids. While it is best to avoid glitter and hairspray if you must use it, make sure you remove your hearing aids before applying and give the product time to dry before you put your device back in. If your hearing aid does become dirty, clean it as soon as possible. If a deep clean is required, SEE YOUR HEARING CARE SPECIALIST for a professional cleaning.

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