One of my patients shared a helpful event with me.
He had knocked his hearing aids out of his ears into the grass. It was late. Visibility was poor. Luckily his hearing aids were connected to his mobile phone via Bluetooth. He had the hearing aid app with find my hearing aids; however, that only works for a general area. His son suggested that he turn the music that he streams up as loud as possible so that they could “hear” the hearing aids. It worked! They were able to find the hearing aids.
If you ever misplace your hearing aids, there are several techniques you can use to find them again. If you can stream podcasts or music, you or someone you are with, may be able to locate the aids.
Sometimes a flashlight will work. The light reflects off the hearing aids. Sometimes another pair of eyes will help. What you might not see, someone else might. The best thing I can tell you is “Don’t panic.” Take a deep breath and take your time.
And remember, when you remove your face mask, lift the top strap and move it toward the back of your head. Don’t take the mask off from the bottom.
We are here to help if you or a family member is having any difficulties with hearing, hearing aids, hearing aid apps or Tinnitus please give us a call at 727-323-2471 and set up an appointment.
We can help you.
Susan E. Terry, Au.D., F-AAA, F-NAP
Doctor of Audiology
P.S. We are here to help if you have any questions about your hearing, feel free to give us a call at 727-323-2471