How Does Covid-19
Directly Affect People With Hearing Problems?
Dealing With Covid-19 Along With Hearing Loss Is Challenging
Wearing a mask softens speech and does not allow people to read lips. If you have a hearing problem, this is a real obstacle to communicating with people. Some solutions:
- Ask the person to speak up or rephrase the sentence. Sometimes that is enough.
- If feasible, move the conversation to an area that has less background noise.
- Ask the person to write down what they are saying.
Protecting Yourself and Your Hearing Aids during COVID-19
During COVID-19, you need your mask and your hearing aids. Here are some tips for living with both:
- Make sure your mask fits properly. If it’s too tight, it can pull your ears forward and make your hearing aids less effective.
- Opt for a mask that ties behind your head or one that has thin ear straps. Thick straps behind your ears take up the space needed for your hearing aids.
- Be careful not to dislodge your hearing aids when you take off your mask.
Steps We Are Taking To Protect Our Patients and Our Staff
- We limit the number of people in the office.
- Masks are required by patients and staff.
- After each patient, we clean and disinfect the office and equipment.
- We ask that when you arrive to call before entering.
- We stay up to date with all CDC recommendations about safe practices during a pandemic.
- We do not see patients with fever, respiratory symptoms or other indicators of illness.
Our TruFit Hearing Signature Process
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Find out if you really have a hearing problem. Discuss any concerns (look, fit, needs) and demo all of the options that can work for you.
Take them home.
Wear them for 45 days, risk-free. It’s that simple.
Hear better again.
Or your money back.
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We know that when you can’t hear well, living without hearing aids is frustrating, and living with the wrong ones is just as frustrating.