One thing no one ever mentions about hearing loss is how much harder it is to hear with a hat on. Hats are something we in the northeast have been wearing for weeks now. Sometimes indoors as well as outdoors, as the temperature drops into the minus degrees.
I have lots of friends with hearing loss in Canada and Minnesota and I never hear them mention hats. Maybe it’s because they wear them year round and so think that the way they hear with a hat on is normal.
If you wear a hat AND live in a windy area — say just off Lake Ontario or the Hudson River (that’s me) — forget it. I haven’t heard out of doors since before Christmas.
How about that hat!