Scary Good Hearing

October 29, 2015

Who ever said hearing aids can’t get in the Halloween spirit?! While it’s important to remember to be cautious during trick-or-treating time, this doesn’t mean you can’t celebrate to the fullest extent – and get your hearing aids involved, too!

Before we launch into some decorating ideas, we have a few simple safety tips to share:

  1. Before you or your child head out for the evening, make sure your aids’ batteries are fully charged. We recommend bringing some spare batteries in case of emergency.
  2. It’s also a good idea to give your aids a solid cleaning the night before to ensure their full function, since the streets (and the parties!) are known to get rowdy.
  3. Try on your costume in advance to make sure it fits well and comfortably. You don’t want your outfit to interfere with sound quality or risk bumping your aids out of place – especially in the dark.

With these points in mind, remember to have fun! The reputation of hearing aids has improved by leaps and bounds over the years (particularly given the aids’ continuously decreasing size), but some users still worry about the fading stigma. Decorating your hearing aids for Halloween – involving them in your experience – is a great way to combat these concerns. Aids are there to help improve your quality of life, and they can do so in more ways than one!

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There are innumerable ways you can incorporate your hearing aids into your Halloween costume. You can use stickers that reflect a superhero or Star Wars theme (in the spirit of the new movie); create a robot or futuristic theme that highlights your aids; don some sunglasses and a dark suit, and pin a string or wire to your hair to pull off that secret-agent look; or get some ideas from a creative mom who knows exactly how to make hearing aids exciting. Just remember to use your imagination and prepare yourself for an fun Halloween night.

 

Beth S. Levine M.S., CCC-A, F-AAA owner and licensed audiologist, is a fellow of the American Academy of Audiology. She is licensed by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in Audiology, and certified by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.

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