Losing the ability to hear is bad enough, but what if you lose your hearing aids too? Losing hearing aids is more common than you might think. If your hearing aids are not in your ears or a safe storage container when not in use, there is no limit to the ways a hearing aid can be lost. The family dog might make a snack of the technological wonder. You may find the remnants of a hearing aid in pants pockets that have gone through the washing machine. Alternatively, you might hear a sickening sound as your vacuum cleaner rolls over your expensive devices lying in the floor. There is also the possibility of never finding a lost hearing aid again. If a hearing aid is not in your ear, it must be kept in a safe place.
If you suddenly discover that you have misplaced a hearing aid, try to retrace your steps. Although this seems like obvious advice, it may help. Try moving slowly while thinking about the last time you had your hearing aid and the activities in which you were involved. If you were at a business or a public venue, give them a call.
Hearing aids are small, so losing them is not difficult. Finding hearing aids may prove to be a significant obstacle. Here are some tips to help you keep up with your hearing aids:
If retracing, searching, and inquiring does not pay off, call your hearing healthcare professional. Manufacturers generally cover hearing aids for a one-time loss, and your provider will be able to inform you if your hearing aids have protection. Additional coverage for hearing aids is available for purchase through third-parties like ESCO or Midwest Hearing Industries.