Important Tips for Wearing a Mask with Hearing Aids In During COVID19

These are very strange times we are living in right now! Masks are required nearly everywhere you go, and by the time you get back into the car, most people are ready to take it off. But don’t forget! You are still wearing hearing aids!  

It is important to be careful when removing your mask while wearing hearing aids. It is very easy for the hearing aids to get caught in the ear loops of the mask. If you aren’t paying attention, you very well may lose the hearing aids.  

One thing to keep in mind, is that when you are taking the mask off, be sure you are in a confined space. Whether that be your kitchen over the counter, or even in your car. This is important because if the hearing aids do fall off while removing the mask, there is a limited area that they could have fallen. Since hearing aids are much smaller now, it can save a lot of time and frustration knowing that they have to be in such a small search area.  

Another tip is to put the hearing aids in, then put the mask on. In doing so, you know that the mask is on the outside. This way, when you go to remove the mask, the ear loops will not be tangled with the wire from the hearing aid. 

Last but not least, be gentle when removing the mask. If you rip it off quickly, you risk the hearing aids falling out with it. Replacing your hearing aid or going without do not seem to be appealing options to patients, so use caution when removing your mask! 

For more information, contact Gardner Audiology at 1-800-277-1182, or email info@gardneraudiology.com. 

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