Wearing a face mask in public has become increasingly common and is being enforced in certain Australian communities to help keep everyone safe. We understand that wearing a face mask with your hearing aids can cause communication difficulty and may even feel uncomfortable, especially if your hearing aids sit behind your ears. You may even feel worried about losing your hearing aids when removing your mask. However, wearing a mask with your hearing aids does not have to be difficult or uncomfortable. Below are four helpful tips for wearing a face mask successfully with your hearing devices:
1. If you have a mask that goes around your head instead of over your ears, this is the easiest solution.
2. If your hair can be put in a bun, wrap the elastic of the mask around the bun.
3. Sew two buttons onto a piece of ribbon to wear on the back of your head. Attach the elastic of the mask onto the buttons.
4. Sew two buttons onto a fabric headband above your ears. Hook the elastic of the mask onto the buttons.