Face Coverings and Hearing Loss

Tips for wearing a face covering if you use hearing aids or a cochlear implantTips for wearing a face covering if you use hearing aids or a cochlear implant

  • Face coverings that tie around your head rather than loop over your ears will help keep your aids secure.
  • If your mask has loops, try a mask extender which you use to link the straps at the back of your head rather than around your ears. Call us if you want to try one, we can post one out to you.
  • Try to only remove your face covering when you are in a place where your hearing aid could be easily found if it does falls out.

Tips on communicating through masks for people with hearing loss. Tips on communicating through masks for people with hearing loss.

  • Ask them to speak clearly
  • Ask them to repeat or phrase things differently if you do not understand
  • Reduce background noise as much as possible by moving to a quieter space if possible
  • Use assistive devices like remote microphones with hearing aids to improve the quality of speech over background noise.
  • Write things down. Pen or paper or talk to text Apps such as Live Transcribe.

Safe working is of paramount importance to us. We are guided by the British Society of Hearing Aid Audiologists and follow their in-depth protocols and recommendations on safe working. We have plenty of PPE, strict cleaning schedules and a variety of checks to ensure the continued safety of staff and clients at Lakeland Hearing. We welcome you to our clinics but if you feel you would rather a telephone or video consultation please let us know and we can arrange to speak to you in a way that ensures your safety and comfort.

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Kendal

Suite 4, Helm Bank
Burton Road
Kendal
LA9 7PS

 

Monday 9am to 5pm
Tuesday 9am to 7.00pm
Wednesday 9am to 5pm
Thursday 9am to 5pm
Friday 9am to 2.00pm

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Carnforth

Philip Jones Optician
15 Market Street
Carnforth
LA5 9JX

 

Clinic not available at present
 
 

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BMI Hospital
Meadowside
Lancaster
LA1 3RH

 

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Appleby

Mike Addison Opticians
The Shire Hall · The Sands
Appleby-In-Westmorland
Cumbria CA16 6XN

 

First Thursday of each month
9am-5pm
 

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