5 Tips for Halloween with Hearing Aids

Last update on Oct, 30, 2017

Enjoy Halloween with family

What’s your favorite part of Halloween? Your grandkids in costume? The buckets of candy? Maybe the spooky music and decorations? Halloween is a fun holiday to celebrate, but it’s also important to keep safety in mind. This is especially true when you have hearing loss or wear hearing aids. We’ve thought of some simple Halloween safety tips to help you get the most out of this year’s trick or treating.

Before leaving the house, make sure your hearing aids are fully charged. If you don’t have rechargeable hearing aids, you may want to pack an extra pair of batteries just in case. This will ensure you’re engaged the whole time.

Halloween costumes are arguably one of the best parts of this holiday, but could cause complications with your hearing aids. Be sure the think about how hats, masks, face coverings or face paint will be worn or applied. You don’t want any of these things to obstruct your hearing aids.

You may want to wear a hearing aid clip and cord. There’s often a lot going on at Halloween festivities, and this will give you peace of mind that your hearing aid won’t get lost or stepped on.

We all know that moisture can cause complications with hearing aids. Check the weather before you leave for the evening and pack an umbrella or wear a hearing aid sleeve if it looks like it may rain.

If you’re attending a Halloween party or other festivity, pay attention to the noise level. It may be a good idea to pack ear plugs or other hearing protection if there’s loud music or large crowds.

We hope you use these tips and have a spooktacular time this Halloween!

2020 Halloween Safety

Given the extraordinary circumstances we have experienced this year, it’s important to make time for events like Halloween. They help relieve some of the stress of an unprecedented situation. However, there are additional Halloween safety protocols you should observe to help keep your loved ones safe.

The U.S. Center for Disease Control (CDC) has issued holiday guidelines to help you celebrate Halloween safely, as well as the rest of our holiday season. Primarily, the CDC recommends that if you may have COVID-19, or have been exposed to someone carrying COVID-19, you should not participate during in-person activities this Halloween. Beyond that, the CDC outlines a number of high-, moderate-, and low-risk ways to celebrate. This will help you recognize situations that may be risky, such as visiting an indoor haunted house, and substitute more low-risk options like scavenger hunts around the neighborhood. You should also consult your local community guidelines for what may or may not be permitted holiday behavior in your area. Make sure your family is in top shape for the rest of the upcoming holidays by starting off safe this Halloween.  

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