As face coverings become part of our daily life, it is becoming apparent that people with hearing loss have found it increasingly challenging. The over-the-ear face masks make it difficult for those with hearing aids to remove the mask without entangling the hearing aid and potentially losing or breaking it. Here we have listed a few tips for wearing a face mask with your hearing aid.
1. Use a face mask that ties around your head if you can
2. If you have long hair, pull it back into a bun and loop the face mask elastics around the bun
3. Sew two buttons on either side of a headband or a hat and loop the face mask elastics around the buttons
4. Try using a mask extender if possible
Remember always to take your time when removing the mask, pulling one side at a time and always remove your mask in a secure area, so you can find your hearing aid if it does fall out.