Health experts remind us that an effective way to slow the spread of Covid-19 is to wear a mask. This means covering your mouth and nose when using public transport, shopping in shops and at the weekly market. For most people, it’s nothing more than an annoyance, which poses a real challenge for hearing aid wearers. Many hearing AIDS were lost in the first few weeks after the prescription took effect. This condition is often overlooked when masks are put on and taken off. So, in the following, we’ll give you some tips and practical tips to prevent you from losing your hearing aid and help you put on a mask to make your daily life easier.
What difficulties do hearing aid users have?
The muzzle protects and absorbs sound. In addition, people who can’t hear clearly can no longer Orient themselves through the movements of other people’s lips. Even then, not wearing a mask is not an option. According to a study published in The Lancet, nose and mouth protection can reduce the risk of infection by 80 percent.
Not everyone is happy with muzzle protection and is happy to be able to take it off as soon as possible. However, if you get busy, you may cause the strap to get stuck and pull out of the hearing aid. Therefore, always remove your mask carefully.
Prevent losing your hearing aid – take off your mask properly!
When putting on or taking off mouth and nose protection, care must be taken to ensure that the hearing aid is not lost or accidentally damaged. Three common mask types fit the wearer (hearing aid and mask).
How to deal with the lack of understanding caused by masks?
If you have difficulty understanding speech while using a mask, please remember the following tips:
Let the masked speaker talk loudly, but don’t yell. Speak forcefully and slowly to improve clarity.
Check to see if he can move further away from the speaker and ask him to remove his mask.
Mask If you are talking to the same person all the time: a mask has a transparent cut so the mouth can be seen behind it.
Hearing aids have mask programs
If you have hearing loss, now is the best time to use a hearing aid. With the mask program, your hearing is better than that of most normal hearing people.
Optimize hearing aids
If you already have a hearing aid, please: Talk to your hearing health care professional about a special mask procedure. This may be in your hearing aid.
Treatment of hearing loss.
We know that wearing a mask in public can make communication more difficult, especially if you’ve been struggling with hearing loss. Contact us to arrange for a hearing test consultation.