Hearing loss has a high prevalence in the United States. The National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders reports that two to three of every 1,000 babies in the U.S. is born with a detectable level of hearing loss in one or both ears, and one in eight people ages 12 and older has hearing loss in both ears based on standard hearing exams.
Even though hearing loss is common across all age demographics, some people still mistakenly believe that hearing aids will make them look older. The truth is, most modern hearing aids are barely noticeable, and even if they are noticed, nobody will think twice about them.
At Valley Audiology, we want you to not just be comfortable in your hearing aids, but confident in them as well. This is why we’re challenging you to make your hearing aids stand out this Halloween. In this post, we review tips to help you get into the spooky season by decorating your hearing aids.
Ideas You Can Try
Try out the following ideas this Halloween:
- Apply stickers. We recommend finding stickers that can be easily removed without leaving residue, like Colorforms.
- Bedazzling. Bedazzling kits, known also as bejeweling kits, provide the supplies necessary to adhere rhinestones to your hearing aids, and really anything else you can think of. Be sure to experiment with the glue to make sure it can be peeled off easily before putting it on your hearing aids.
- Incorporation. If you can, think of a way to incorporate your hearing aids into the rest of your costume. You can look at Pinterest or Etsy for inspiration.
What You Should Avoid
Keep in mind when decorating your hearing aids, you should avoid:
- Hot glue. While it can easily be peeled off, the heat can damage your hearing aids.
- Super glue. Never put anything permanent on your hearing aids.
- This is too messy and could easily get in the ports of your devices.
- Covering the ports. No matter what you use, take care to not cover any of the ports, as this can impact sound quality.
To learn more or to schedule an appointment with a hearing aid expert, call Valley Audiology today.