There is a high prevalence of hearing loss in the United States. In fact, according to the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders, it affects approximately two to three of every 1,000 babies and one in eight people ages 12 and older. But despite this, many people mistakenly believe there is stigma surrounding wearing hearing aids.
More specifically, many people are averse to wearing hearing aids because they feel these essential medical devices will make them look “old.” The truth is, people of all ages wear hearing aids, including children, teens and young adults.
We don’t want you to just be comfortable in your hearing aids – we want you to be confident in them! This is why we’re challenging you to make your hearing aids stand out this Halloween. In this post, we explain how to get into the spooky spirit with your hearing aids.
Ideas You Can Try
Here are some ideas you can try this Halloween season:
- Incorporating your hearing aids into your costume. If you want to try for a “futuristic” theme, you can play up how advanced your hearing technology is.
- Applying removeable stickers. Colorforms are a great option that can add a pop of color without leaving reside.
- Bejeweling or bedazzling. You can apply rhinestones to your hearing aids, but we recommend using eyelash glue rather than the adhesive that comes in a bedazzling kit so it can easily be removed.
- Visiting a craft store. You’re sure to come up with some creative ideas after checking out their selection.
What You Should Avoid
Here are some things you should avoid when decorating your hearing aids.
- Using paint. This craft supply is too messy and can get in the ports, which can damage your devices.
- Using hot glue. Never put a heat source next to your devices, as this can also cause damage.
- Using super glue. Permanent adhesives can affect the fit and function of your devices.
- Covering the ports. This can also impact how your hearing aid functions.
To learn more or to schedule an appointment with a hearing aid expert, call Southwestern Hearing & Balance today.