I’ve never slept with my hearing aid in before. I’ve heard of folks who do and wondered why. I have been told it is to hear things like fire alarms. Last night I was visiting and tried sleeping with it in. I wanted to see if there was some particular benefit.
I was awakened by people going up and down the stairs and going into and out of the kitchen (that had partly to do with lights) and got an appreciation that my teenaged granddaughter gets up entirely too early for school. 5 a.m.? Teenagers need more sleep than that!
Having it in meant that I was certainly not going to turn over due to discomfort. Fortunately, mine are not so large as this one. —->
Since I can’t hear a squeal from it anymore that’s not an issue (I’m told at a certain loss we lose the ability to hear the feedback). For instance, when I get “air kisses” on my right side I am told others hear a hearing aid feedback squeal I’m blissfully unaware of.
It is not anything I have plans for in the future, but I thought it would be a good experience. At least I know it is doable if I need to – although I’m not sure why. At home I have a vibrating alarm.
If anyone routinely sleeps with one in I’d love to know what the benefits are.
Attribution: Photo by “Moonbeam” titled “Nutty’s New Hearing Aid”