Considering that my father is deaf, one would assume that I’d at least know how to take care of hearing aids. Well, I hadn’t the faintest idea about any of it until my son came home with a trial pair of hearing aids in 2013!
I had to learn how to put the earmoulds into his ears, how to test a battery, how to clean the earmoulds and pick up on any cues that could mean a change in hearing or device malfunctioning! All skills that my son and I have since acquired and mastered.
Fortunately Kai’s earmoulds have elbows so I never had to worry about retubing, until the day my dad asked me to please look at his tubes that were too short!
If you do however want to learn how to retube an earmould, then have a look at this video.
“How To…”, is this week’s title of a tandem blog, 3 bloggers 1 title. All published on the same day at the same time. Read my fellow tandem blogger’s interpretation by following the below links. Comments are appreciated!
Celeste: Surviving Jonkersville
6 thoughts on “How To…”
Thank you for educating me Chev. I had no idea such a lot of ‘work’ went into putting in a hearing aid.
It’s only when the tubing needs to be replaced 🙂
Wow! Here I thought it was just something one “popped in”. You learn something new everyday.
Usually it is a case of just popping the mold into the ear, but even this can be quite a feat for small children 😉