Misplacing Your Hearing Devices
Imagine waking up one morning and realizing that your hearing aids have gone missing. You think about the last time you wore them and realize that you must have lost them somewhere during the day, but can’t quite remember where or when. As you search in vain for your hearing aids, you slowly begin to realize that they really are nowhere to be found. Luckily, if this is the case there is no reason for you to panic. Simply use these following techniques to safeguard your hearing aids and obtaining new ones in the event of misplacement.
The most obvious thing to do when you realize you have lost your hearing aids is to search in all the nearby locations you have visited recently. Check in front of the television or bedside table. Check on the floor in case they have fallen over during the night. Recheck your memory to think about the activities you engaged in and the last time you remember having them with you. Check all your personal belongings and the places you commonly visit. If you went out to eat, check with the restaurant manager to see whether they have located it and provide them with your name and number so that they can contact you if they do.
If you have tried all the above steps to no avail then rest assured. Several hearing aids have a manufacturer’s warranty period that includes a replacement pair of hearing aids in the event of a one-time misplacement. Hearing aid warranties range from 1-3 years and can provide a replacement pair in exchange for a small fee. Wait for a few days and if you have still not found your hearing aids, give a call to your hearing aid insurance provider such as ESCO and request for a new pair.
Thanks to modern technology, manufacturers such as Starkey and ReSound have developed a unique way of tracking your misplaced hearing aids. They use a special program known as the Find My Hearing Aid app that enables your hearing devices to wirelessly connect to your smartphone to locate where your hearing aid is at any given moment. Simply use the application to track down the exact location of your hearing aids and you will never have to worry about misplacing them again.
As prevention is always better than the cure, always take good care of your hearing aids so that you avoid losing them. You can do this by storing your hearing devices at a safe location so that children or pets are unable to access them. Make sure you place them in the same location each night before bed so that you will get into the habit of remembering to find them each morning. If you use a purse, always place your hearing aids in the same pocket each time to avoid unnecessary panic.
It is essential to ensure that your hearing aids fit you perfectly so that they do not come loose and fall off accidentally. Ask your audiologist to adjust your hearing aid fittings if you feel any discomfort or changes in the sound clarity. This will ensure that your hearing aids fit you snuggly and do not fall out of your ears without your knowledge. Take care of your hearing aids like you would with any other personal belonging and remember that losing your hearing aids does not necessarily need to be a stressful time.