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Old 04-12-2016, 08:24 PM
 
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My 72-year old Dad misplaced his hearing aids while mowing the yard/doing yard work and we were unable to find them. I got to thinking that this must be more common than we'd like to admit. Has it happened to you or anybody that you know?
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Old 04-12-2016, 08:35 PM
 
Location: SoCal
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Not wearing hearing aids nor dentures yet, but there is a reason why I have 7 pairs of glasses. I think it's pretty common.
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Old 04-13-2016, 06:37 AM
 
Location: southwestern PA
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My 72-year old Dad misplaced his hearing aids while mowing the yard/doing yard work and we were unable to find them. I got to thinking that this must be more common than we'd like to admit. Has it happened to you or anybody that you know?
Most people - at least the ones I know - take out their hearing aids when mowing the yard. Did you look inside the house for them?
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Old 04-13-2016, 08:15 AM
 
Location: middle tennessee
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Most people - at least the ones I know - take out their hearing aids when mowing the yard. Did you look inside the house for them?

or in his pockets?
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Old 04-13-2016, 10:40 AM
 
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or in his pockets?
Dad was basically careless with his belongings, for which he caught endless grief from my mother. Up until 15 years ago, I was also losing many things until I developed a "system" where I place these items in one of several locations. So, I can usually expect these items in. 1 of several locations. On a side note, I accidentally sat on my glasses and almost damaged them. I suppose that someone could sit on their dentures or hearing aids as well with unlucky consequence.
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Old 04-13-2016, 11:38 AM
 
Location: SW US
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My late father had his dentures damaged more than once in hospitalizations and nursing home stays.
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Old 04-13-2016, 06:29 PM
 
Location: Florida
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Don't think it is common to his age. Could be his habits. We all misplace something at some time. If he does this a lot it is is habits.
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Old 04-13-2016, 06:36 PM
 
Location: North Beach, MD on the Chesapeake
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My kids have all worked for a catering company and about once every year someone would leave their dentures at the event when they left.
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Old 04-13-2016, 06:58 PM
 
Location: Central IL
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VERY common. The best place to keep a hearing aid is in your ear...and dentures in your mouth. Obviously you don't do that at night but constantly taking them in and out increases the chance of misplacing them and may indicate they don't fit well or work as intended.

If they do fit, then try to encourage them to keep them in and otherwise always put them in the same place. For dentures, they should never be wrapped in tissues or napkins (to keep them out of sight) as it is too easy for them to get tossed in the garbage - they should only go in a brightly colored denture box.

Hearing aids and dentures can both cost THOUSANDS to replace and in the meantime, esp. with no dentures diet can really suffer. It's a lot of work getting to the dentist and taking several appt. to get the dentures made and fitting correctly - do everything possible to avoid losing them.
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Old 04-13-2016, 07:25 PM
 
Location: Florida
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Glasses (bifocals) go on in the morning and come off at bed time, always to the shelf on my dresser. My computer glasses live by my desktop computer, a figure of a dog wears them when I am not using them.

No hearing aids as yet. I expect they could be annoying to wear.

I moved to a condo and gave away the lawn mower 10 years before I retired. Haven't missed it yet.

Denture sleeps in its box in the bathroom every night.
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