As we find ourselves required to wear masks in public, those who wear behind-the-ear hearing aids may be at risk for losing them as they remove their masks. Just like removing glasses, flipping off a hat or hood, or removing a scarf are examples of how hearing aids can go flying off the ear, removing masks can easily flip a hearing aid off the ear. This can happen in the car, in a parking lot, or while unloading groceries. We have gotten a few calls about lost hearing devices while removing masks.
To mitigate this issue (and for added comfort), we recommend securing your mask with a clip behind the head, instead of hanging it off the ears. Practically, this can be anything that will hold the mask in place, and as simple as a large paper clip. You can find pre-made clips with multiple sizes here:
We like Ear Savers and have them in stock. For immediate use and to avoid shipping costs, you can call the office to arrange for a curbside pick up.
Ear Savers: https://www.etsy.com/listing/793787971/ear-savers-adjustable-face-mask-clip-for?ga_order=most_relevant&ga_search_type=all&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_search_query=clip+for+mask&ref=sr_gallery-1-3&bes=1&col=1
We’d love to hear if you have any other creative solutions. Don’t forget that we’re here for you, you with. Let us know how we can help.