Hearing loss and sports is a major issue. There’s some contention as to whether or not to wear hearing aids while engaging in sports. Playing sports is a wonderful way to socialize with friends, maintain a healthy lifestyle, and get some exercise. But there may be anxiety associated with wearing hearing aids in front of your teammates, you may feel insecure about possibly damaging your hearing aids, or you may even fear wearing them will interfere with your performance. However, you are better off wearing them for many reasons. In fact, you need to and should wear them.
Hearing aids are equipment just like your other gear
You wouldn’t dream of playing football without a helmet, so realize your hearing aids are just as important. You need to hear what’s going on in a game. You will miss important situational cues like a teammate calling out to you, miss a coach’s directions without them, or get off balance. Hearing aids are vital in helping you to maintain spatial awareness and balance, which is important for performance.
Protecting your hearing aids in the throws of action
Hearing aids can help you avoid injuries and improve your performance. But how should you protect them from damage or falling out? Use hearing aid clips or headbands. How do you keep them dry from sweat? Use moisture-resistant hearing aids and put them in a dehumidifier at night. Or, a hearing aid headband will function in a two-fold way--It will keep your hearing aids in place and dry.
Be confident about your hearing aids
Eyeglasses are not a big deal, so why should hearing aids be a problem? If you got hurt on the field or court, you wouldn’t mind wearing a bandage. And there are so many styles, sizes, and colors that wearing them can feel fine. Many of them are virtually invisible. If someone gets mean about it, just explain that they enhance your performance. For more information about hearing aids, please contact your hearing instrument specialist at Pure Sound Hearing Aids today.