Stay Healthy Without Compromising Your Hearing: How To Wear A Mask With Your Hearing Aids
Wearing a protective face mask is essential to protecting yourself from COVID-19 and other contagious diseases. For many people, though, masks can be uncomfortable over long periods, especially when worn with other necessary items, like eyeglasses.
We’ve already advised you of a few foolproof ways to keep your glasses from fogging up when wearing them with a mask — now it’s time to address an equally important but less-talked-about issue: wearing a mask with hearing aids.
In honor of Audiology Awareness Month, here are some tips and tricks from Eye Centers of Florida to keep yourself protected with a mask while preserving your ability to hear the world around you.
Use a mask with ties rather than ear loops
Masks with loops around the ears may cause your hearing aids to feel like they don’t fit right, which can be uncomfortable. Instead, opt for a mask with strings that you can tie behind your head and neck, so they don’t squeeze your ears or interfere with your hearing devices.
If you have to use a mask with ear loops, use extensions
Check for your hearing aids when putting on and taking off your mask
Be aware of where you put on and take off your mask
Get Your Hearing Aids Serviced at Eye Centers of Florida
It’s important to protect yourself and care for your hearing aids at the same time, and luckily, Eye Centers of Florida offers free hearing aid adjustments! If you have any questions or concerns about wearing a mask with your hearing aids, contact Chris Trimble, our licensed hearing aid specialist!