If you’ve spent time around children you have probably noticed how curious they can be. Whether it be your grandchildren or kids of your friends, they seem to always want to know what is going on around them. So what do you say to them when they ask you about your hearing aids? ‘Healthyhearing.com’ has a great guide on what you can say. They suggest you:
- First acknowledge that you have them. Kids may wonder why you’re putting things in your ears when they are explicitly told not to do that. Also you may see them staring at them if they can see them in your ear. They may even reach for them in some cases.
- Explain how the device helps you hear, because you can’t hear like you used to.
- Help them understand. Ask them to place their hands over their ears and see if they can hear you. Then have them remove their hands from their ears and compare how much easier it is to hear that way.
The guide goes on to talk about what you can do to make sure children are safe when it comes to your hearing aids:
- Make sure it is clear that hearing aids are not toys. They are designed for your ears and won’t work with anyone else.
- When they aren’t in your ears make sure to keep your hearing aids stored away out of reach of tiny hands.
- Keep the batteries securely out of reach. If they are ingested they can be very dangerous.
Use your hearing aids to stay part of the conversation when it comes to grandkids and neighbors and let it be a learning experience for them. Taking care of your hearing is an important thing to do and being an example of taking action could potentially influence them down the road.
CaptionCall is an ambassador for hearing health and an advocate for people with hearing loss. CaptionCall encourages people everywhere to actively manage their hearing health through regular hearing evaluations, and to seek early treatment when hearing loss is identified. CaptionCall is committed to helping people with hearing loss stay socially engaged for a longer, happier, healthier life
Written By John Apgar, Marketing Coordinator