Get ready to show off your American and deaf pride this 4th of July, by decorating your hearing aids, brushing up on some summer hearing aid care tips, and protecting your hearing from loud fireworks!
This is a deafie’s guide to celebrating the 4th of July!
Decorate your hearing aids! Ask your audiologist to make you red, white and blue ear molds. If it’s too late for that, you can use nail stickers to create your own look. Consider adding a charm, a custom Phonak SkinIt sticker, or a headband to tie your outfit together.
Read more: How to decorate your hearing aids
Highlights of the Fourth of July include swimming in the pool, attending a BBQ, and or playing in spontaneous water balloon fights! Before heading out for the day, consider bringing these supplies to keep your hearing aids safe while you have a good time.
Read more: 3 Hearing Aid Care Tips for Summer
It’s not comfortable to put hearing aids on burnt ears. Cute and floppy hats can protect both your hearing aids and ears from the hot sun!
There are also options such as Ear Gear that can provide addition protection to your hearing aids!
One of the best parts of the Fourth of July are the fireworks! Unfortunately, fireworks boom at 162 dB and can damage your hearing. Remember to bring earplugs with you and put them in your ears when the show starts!
Read more: How to recognise and protect yourself from dangerous sounds
Do you have any other tips for celebrating the 4th of July with hearing loss? Feel free to share in the comments below!