Losing hearing aids is a common circumstance for those who wear them.
It’s important to have a good routine so that you don’t lose them so often. Here are some tips to remember where your hearing aids are:
Lost Hearing Aids, Wind up in Odd Places
A common way that hearing aids get lost is because a family dog or cat will chew on them.
It is crucial to keep your hearing aids in a safe space when you are not wearing them - particularly if you own a dog, or if you come in contact with a dog. Dogs are known to chew on hearing aids. Be sure that the container holding your hearing aids is completely closed in order to keep pets from swallowing them.
Be Careful with Hearing Aid Batteries
Children and pets tend to be very curious when they see those tiny batteries for hearing aids. If one of your children or grandchildren swallowed a battery, call the National Battery Ingestion Hotline at 800-498-8666. If one of your pets swallowed a battery, call the Pet Poison Helpline at 855-764-7661.
What Should You Do about a Lost Hearing Aid?
Anyone can lose their hearing aids. If this happens, you can talk to your hearing aid provider and ask if they can loan you a hearing device until you find your hearing aid. If you still are not able to locate them, your hearing aids should be covered if the are under warranty for loss. It’s best for you, and your hearing health, to replace your hearing aids as soon as possible.
If you believe you lost your hearing aids at home, search around for about a week before getting a replacement. If they were lost while out of the home, you should probably replace them immediately.
There is also a “Find My Hearing Aids” tool that is available through the TruLink app for your smartphone. This feature will help you locate misplaced hearing aids by using a map to show you where they were last detected.
Contact one of our hearing instrument specialists at Pure Sound Hearing Aids if you need to replace a lost hearing aid.