Huff Post: 11 Questions People Who Are Hard Of Hearing Should Ask Prior To Staying In A Hospital

1. Can your hearing aids/cochlear implant processors stay in/on during surgery or until you fall asleep?
If not, can they be placed in your ears/reattached immediately after surgery or as you leave the operating room? Bring a small container labeled with your name for storing your devices during surgery to avoid losing them.

2. Can staff wear clear surgical masks or remove them when they speak with you?
Let everyone know prior to entering the operating room if you rely on lip reading and therefore need to see people’s faces. Wearing clear surgical masks or removing them