Wearing a mask with hearing aids
Wearing a mask can be difficult, particularly with hearing aids.
Here are some tips to assist:
Try pulling your hair back into a bun or securing with elastics. This will increase your awareness of the hearing aid so you can easily double check it is placed correctly.
For further security, a hearing aid retention clip can be used to secure hearing aids to clothing i.e. an Oticon SafeLine Clip1. Please contact your Hearing Professional for more information.
Removing the Mask
Be mindful to ensure that your hearing aids are secure when removing the mask. We recommend holding the hearing aid with one hand whilst removing the mask with the other.
Try to find a mask that is secured by tying strings behind the head instead of tight elastic bands around the ears. This will assist by taking the pressure away from the ears and reduce the risk of losing the hearing aid when removing the mask.
If a mask that uses elastic is the only option, we have these tips for you:
Use a headband or strip of fabric, sew two buttons on either end.
Use these buttons to loop and secure the mask elastics behind the head.