Halloween is approaching quickly, which means it is time to start thinking about what costume you’re going to be wearing. If you use hearing aids, you may even consider making them part of your costume or decorating them so that they stand out.
Hearing aid stigma is becoming a thing of the past, and by embracing and celebrating your devices, you can do your part to reduce any negative feelings about hearing aids. Below we review some creative ways to get in the spooky spirit with your hearing aids.
What You Can Use
To make your hearing aids stand out this Halloween, you can add:
- Eyelash glue to attach other accessories
You can peruse sources like Pinterest and Etsy for inspiration. You can also visit a craft store to purchase materials.
What You Should Avoid
When decorating your hearing aids for the holiday, be sure to avoid:
- Superglue or other permanent adhesives
- Hot glue or other heat sources
- Any material that will cover the microphone or other ports
Statistics About Hearing Loss
According to the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders, “About 2 to 3 out of every 1,000 children in the United States are born with a detectable level of hearing loss in one or both ears,” and “One in eight people in the United States (13 percent, or 30 million) aged 12 years or older has hearing loss in both ears, based on standard hearing examinations.”
Because of the high prevalence of hearing loss, more and more people are wearing hearing aids. If you’re one of these people, we want to challenge you to be an advocate to others who are struggling with untreated hearing loss about the benefits of hearing aids. By making your hearing aids a statement piece this Halloween, you may help someone decide to care for their hearing health by investing in their own devices.
For more information about your hearing aids, hearing aid accessories or to schedule an appointment with a hearing aid expert, call Ear, Nose & Throat Consultants today.