Earth Day is one of the largest civic events in the world and is celebrated around the globe by people of all backgrounds, faiths and nationalities. More than a billion people participate in “green” activities every year to honor Mother Earth.
Wondering how you can get involved? You can always reduce, recycle, renew, reuse. But did you know that there are ways, specific to those with hearing loss, to go green? Here are some suggestions:
- Take care of your hearing aids- proper cleaning and care of your hearing devices will prevent you from having to replace them more often than every three to five years.
- Purchase custom hearing protection- Instead of the disposable ear plugs that can be purchased at your local pharmacy, invest in custom ear plugs that will fit well and last a long a time.
- Donate or sell your old devices- instead of throwing them in the trash, you may be able to find someone else who could use your old hearing aids. Find out more by reading our previous post about this.
- Hearing devices and their batteries often come packaged in boxes with cardboard backing, shrink wrap, plastic shields, etc. Make sure you dispose of the recyclable materials properly.
Every day can be Earth Day. Commit to protecting our beautiful planet year-round.