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[at-l] Hearing aid/deaf hikers

I wear a hearing aid in my "good" ear (my other ear is
hopelessly non-functional), and the hearing aid will
quit working if it gets wet. Does anyone have any
suggestions on taking care of it on the trail, other
than keeping it in a ziplock bag when not in use? It
cost a lot of money, and I would hate to ruin it on my
first day out. And I've become quite dependent on it
for communication (and for hearing crickets and birds
and rattlesnakes!), and don't want to consider leaving
it at home.

Actually, if there are others out there who are deaf
or going deaf and are planning to thru-hike (or have
already thru-hiked), I'd like to hear from you.

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