All hallow’s eve is on the way and that means lots of tricks, treats, and fun. It also is a holiday that takes place mostly at night and can be daunting if you have hearing loss. Don’t worry, Halloween doesn’t have to be scary even if you can’t hear too well. We have safety tips for getting through Halloween with hearing loss.
- Opt for a costume that doesn’t have a mask. A mask can further inhibit your hearing and it can also interfere with your eyesight. If you wear hearing aids, a mask can also cause some issues for them too. Instead, try to find a different way to disguise yourself, makeup or a hat can do the trick.
- If you wear hearing aids, check the batteries before heading out to your Halloween festivities so that you can enjoy them at their fullest.
- Let your friends and family you are with know that you are hard of hearing. Ask them to help you throughout the night if they recognize you missed hearing something.
- If you are attending a Halloween party, use our tips for preparing for holiday gatherings with hearing loss to help you. They can apply to Halloween parties too.
Some of the regular Halloween safety tips that apply to everyone can also apply to the hearing impaired. Here are some general Halloween safety tips from SafeKds.org to keep in mind if you are out trick-or-treating.
- Trick or treaters should be especially careful crossing the streets, look both ways and use extreme caution, even in drive ways.
- Put away the electronic devices, pay attention to your surroundings. (This will help you enjoy Halloween better anyhow.)
- Younger kids should be accompanied by an adult.
- Older kids should buddy up or stay in a group.
- Wear reflective tape, bright costumes, or use a flashlight.
- Take a familiar route or stick to the neighborhoods you know.
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