Hearing Aid Loss Prevention for Seniors

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Hearing aid clips for seniors many senior living residents wear (or need) hearing aids and it can be difficult for the staff to keep track of everyone’s devices.


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Hearing aid clips for seniors… Many senior living residents wear (or need) hearing aids and it can be difficult for the staff to keep track of everyone’s devices. These devices are often lost in the facility and can cause a lot of conflict between the residents/families and the caregivers. Our #1 pick for keeping hearing aids on seniors are Otoclips Otoclips adco-otoclips A cost-effective solution for preventing the loss of your hearing aids by connecting a cord from your hearing aids to the wearer’s clothing. Designed for both monaural or binaural hearing aids. Type of retention: Cord with clip attachment, glasses options Colors: Clear or colored options available Compatibility: Compatible with RIC, BTE, and ITE models Best for: All ages Hearing aid clips for glasses For those people that wear hearing aids and glasses, it can be a struggle to keep track of everything. The way to do this best is to attach the eyeglasses and the hearing aids together. Not only does it keep them more secure, but it reduces the chance of them being lost. Our #1 pick for keeping hearing aids attached to glasses are SafeNSound Duo SafeNSound Duo safensound-duo A one size fits all way to attach hearing aids and eyeglasses together Type of retention: Eyeglass attachment Colors: Black Compatibility: RIC, BTE, or cohlear implants Who are they for: All ages with glasses Some other hearing aid retention options Another way to keep hearing aids on tiny ears is with wig or surgical tape. These tapes are designed for use on skin, making them the best choice for keeping hearing aids behind the ears. Attach one side of the tape to the inside of the behind-the-ear hearing aid, and the other side will attach behind the ear, keeping it in place all day in the midst of heavy activity. Wig tape. Surgical tape. 3M Surgical tape is latex free and hypoallergenic for sensitive skin and gentle on the skin for elderly patients. Hearing device decorations We’ve also written a lot about some of the best options for hearing device decorations. While, all the options on this list aren’t retention devices, you may find a few work better for your specific situation. Check out our list here. A few final thoughts Keep in mind that your audiologist is a good person to talk to about your needs with hearing aid retention and they may have some sample clips to try. “your audiologist…may have some sample clips to try.” Also, if you have one of the new Made for iPhone hearing aids, you can utilize the app feature that will help you to find your hearing aids if they do become lost. The “find my hearing aid” feature of these devices will allow you to see your hearing aids on a map to locate where you lost them. There are many options available to give you peace of mind about losing your hearing aids. Don’t worry!

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20190802 14:00 or so pm eastern time from P.H. a retired RN visiting a nursing home on Long Island in New York in Suffolk County, 91 male father, a note to her younger brother: “I spoke with the nurse about a hearing aide for Dad. She told me that he had one which the other shift had taken it for safekeeping and the next day it was gone (which l had heard about during my last visit) Actually,Dad told me the same thing today. The nurse told me that the audiologist is here once a month (not sure which day of the month) and that she will put Dad on the list. I also told her about Dad’s history of needing ear wax removed…”

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