Toddlers have a wonderful curiosity about the world around them. Unfortunately this can extend to the extraction of necessary devices such as hearing aids. Luckily this is a common issue and there are some great solutions that you can use to keep the hearing aids firmly in place so they can do their job.
The tape often used to secure wigs and toupees in place can be cut to size and used to secure hearing aids in place. While this won't prevent the child from remove the hearing aid, it can keep them secure and less likely to flap around and annoy your child.
The bands that are used to keep eyeglasses or sunglasses in place can also be attached to the tone hooks of hearing aids. This can be a great solution for the move active children who might loosen their hearing aids while running and climbing.
You can even find waterproof swimming bands, which can keep your hearing aids in place and dry during water play. Even if you don't intend to go swimming these can be extremely useful to keep hearing aids in place during baths and showers.
There are several rings on the market that fit around the ears, keeping the hearing aids secure in place. These can be useful when a band might be annoying, such as in during long car trips. They also don't tend to get tangled in long hair as easily so can be great for certain hairstyles.
If your child is a particularly fiddly type, fitting them with a close fitting and secured cap, which secures under the chin can be a fairly good solution. Unfortunately is in important to make the cap easy release or stretch material to prevent it being a choke hazard if your child gets caught. These can also be made in a material based on your child's favourite character, or embellished with cute animal ears if you feel particularly creative! A dinosaur or cat themed hat might be just the thing to stop the fiddling.
If your child continues to fiddle with their hearing aid and remove them it's worth visiting a ENT surgeon like Allan W Forrest to ensure they are working correctly, and not causing the child discomfort. As children grow rapidly, a set of hearing aids that work correctly one day may no longer function or fit the next day.