Facemasks and Hearing Aids

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Facemasks have added extra challenges for hearing aid wearers. Not only is it more difficult to put on and remove hearing aids, but the conversation has become more difficult also.

Here are some tips to help you

  • Communicating when wearing a mask
  • Make sure you are wearing your hearing aid
  • Speak slowly, clearly, and at a normal volume. Do not shout
  • Keep background noise at a minimum
  • Rephrase when something is not understood
  • Take turns when speaking
  • Face each other (at a safe distance)
  • Masks with clear plastic make lip reading easier
  • Do not walk and talk