Part 11: Caring for Hearing Technology
20 April 2019
#SelfAdvocacySunday: Part 11-3 Tips about Caring for Hearing Technology
Many days there seems to be not enough time in the day. Soon it will be summer so put a post it note on the fridge and work on some #SelfAdvocacy skills this year. Yes, you have homework!
You can read some of the earlier #SelfAdvocacySunday posts like IEP Pre-planning for parents, Self-Advocacy by Knowing about own Hearing Loss, and DHH Role Models for other ideas, but if your child hasn’t mastered taking care of her hearing aids, work on that first.
1st: Find a place for all the hearing technology equipment. Keep them organized! You can even get crafty. https://www.hearinglikeme.com/organizing-your-hearing-technology/
2nd: Make sure your child knows how to take care of her hearing aids. Start with knowing the parts, knowing how to use the battery door, how to replace a battery, how to charge any transmitters, and build from there. Here are more specifics.
- Taking care of hearing aids: https://www.hearinglikeme.com/hearing-aid-care-tips/
- Taking care of CIs: https://www.hearinglikeme.com/cochlear-implant-care-tips-for-summer/
- Taking care of Cochlear Baha https://www.cochlear.com/intl/home/support/baha-system/living-with-baha-system
- Taking care of Oticon Pronto https://wdh.azureedge.net/-/media/medical/main/files/bahs/products/ponto-system/care-guide/eng/ponto-care-guide---english---m51317.pdf?la=en-us&rev=9743
3rd: Having a little fun decorating hearing technology can also improve the ownership and pride of wearing technology. Here are some ideas to get you started from our Pinterest Board https://www.pinterest.com/beginningssc/bling-your-technology.