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Safety Tips for Hearing Impaired Trick-or-Treaters?

Safety Tips for Hearing Impaired Trick-or-Treaters - Hearing, Balance and Speech Center

Halloween is a time for making memories, having fun, and celebrating fall. Make sure that the holiday is a treat by staying safe. We have compiled some safety tips for hearing impaired trick-or-treaters so that everyone can enjoy the sweet holiday.

  • Skip the mask: When picking out your costume, find one that doesn’t have a mask. Masks, especially the over-the-head style, can impede your hearing as well as your eyesight. If you want a costume that is still a great disguise try makeup, a hat, or just an eye mask.
  • Check your hearing aid batteries: Make sure your batteries are fully charged and that your hearing aids are working properly so that you can enjoy all the treats of Halloween.
  • Be transparent: Don’t hide your hearing loss from your friends and family. When you let them know, they can help make sure you don’t miss anything fun while also keeping you safe.
  • Halloween party tips: If you are attending a Halloween party, stay away from the speakers, look for an area that is well lit, and choose a quiet area to hang out in so that you can hear your best.

Many general Halloween safety tips apply to everyone, hearing impaired or not. Keep these Halloween safety tips from SafeKds.org in mind for all your trick-or-treaters.

  • Trick-or-treaters should be especially careful crossing the streets, look both ways, and use extreme caution. This applies even in driveways and parking lots.
  • Put away phones and electronics so that you can pay attention to your surroundings. (Plus, living in the moment will help you enjoy Halloween better.)
  • Younger kids should be accompanied by an adult while older kids should buddy up or stay in a group.
  • Wear bright costumes and/or reflective tape and bring a flashlight.
  • Stay in the neighborhoods you know and pick a route familiar to you.

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Research / Sources

  1. https://www.safekids.org/tip/halloween-safety-tips