If you have young children or relatives that stay at your house, there is a good chance that you really enjoy the life that they bring to you environment. However, if you have a hearing aid, you might also worry about if the children are going to break this tool that you rely on. Here are some tips for allaying your worry and being sure that you keep your hearing aid as safe from kids as possible.

1. Hold Your Head Out of a Baby's Reach

The first thing that you need to do is keep any dangling or exposed parts of your hearing aid out of a babies reach when you have him or her on your lap. This is important because it will allow you to make sure that the baby does not inadvertently tug on the hearing aid and pull it out of your ear, potentially dashing it to the ground and causing you pain. When someone is handing you a baby, make sure that they are handing it to you straight on so that it is not near your ears and bounce the baby on your lap no higher than your chin. That way, you can keep your hearing aid and your head out of the reach of the baby.

2. Talk to Older Kids About Your Hearing Aid

If you find that the older kids in your house are talking about your hearing aid or playing around with it, you are going to need to have a stern conversation about what the hearing aid is used for and why it is absolutely critical that they don't use it or break it. You want to make it clear that playing with or breaking your hearing aid would be expensive. By being firm and clear about what your hearing aid is and why it is important to respect it. After having this discussion, you will likely ensure that, should your older kids find your hearing aid, that they will return it to you immediately.

3. Hide Your Hearing Aid When It's Not in Use

Finally, be sure that you place your hearing aid into a sturdy box and hide it when it is not in use. This will allow you to ensure that it will not be accidentally broken by the kids in your house.

For more information about how to keep your hearing aid safe from damage, talk to a company that specializes in hearing aids.