Losing important items is a part of being human. Most people know what it’s like to lose their keys, phone, wallet or purse, and hearing aids are no exception.
Currently, more than 1.5 billion people live with hearing loss globally. Hearing aids can be an excellent way to improve your hearing and communication, but hearing aids can also be easy to damage or lose. Follow these tips to help protect your hearing aids.
Keep Hearing Aids Off the Floor
How many times have you accidentally stepped on something you’ve left on the floor? Storing your hearing aids off the floor and out of reach of children and pets will help ensure they remain undamaged.
Store Your Hearing Aids in a Designated Container
Loose hearing aids risk being misplaced, accidentally thrown away or stored in an odd and easily forgettable area. Storing your hearing aids in a designated container, and storing that container in a designated spot, like your nightstand or sock drawer, will help you keep track of your hearing aids.
Keep Hearing Aids Away from Pets
To you, hearing aids are necessary and expensive devices that help you navigate your surroundings. However, to a cat, hamster, dog, bird or any other household pet, they are just another object to chew on. Keeping your hearing aids out of your pet’s reach will help ensure that your furry or winged friends don’t damage them.
Keeping your hearing aids away from pets is even more important when training new pets. If you’ve recently adopted a new furry friend at the Humane Society of El Paso, make sure to keep an extra close eye on them until they’re fully trained.
Double Check That Your Hearing Aids are in Your Possession
Though you may wear your hearing aids most of the day, it is always good to double-check that they are in your possession when leaving your house, on a trip or anywhere you might have taken them out.
For more information about hearing aids, schedule an appointment with an audiologist, call Tinnitus & Hearing Experts today.