If you suffer from mild to severe hearing loss, your doctor may have ordered that you use a hearing aid. Although you will immediately notice the extent to which it improves your hearing, you may eventually reach a point where you become accustomed to this accentuated hearing and you are unable to do without it. In this situation, if you happen to lose your hearing aid, you'll want to find it as quickly as possible.
Retrace your steps going back in time, starting at the moment you realized your hearing aid was lost. Think back to what you were doing, how long you'd been doing it and what you were doing before. If necessary, write out a list of all the places you went and things you did so you can be meticulous in your search efforts.
Rule out scenarios that might mean the hearing aid is permanently gone and must be replaced, such as if you were working over the sink recently or you were taking out the trash and your hearing aid might have fallen in. If you know for a fact that you last had it inside your home and you weren't doing anything that would have rendered it irretrievable, then you know that continuing to search inside your home will lead to its recovery sooner or later.
Inspect floors, counters, drawers and pieces of furniture you might have used to make sure your hearing aid didn't drop at one of those locations. If it's dark in your house or you need to inspect an area with low lighting, use a flashlight to aid you.
Take a short break in your search if you come up with nothing or if you stress yourself out. Sometimes, getting your mind off your fixation can offer you the moment of clarity you need to solve the problem. A bit of extra energy might also help you in your efforts.
Call or email your doctor if you've searched thoroughly and repeatedly but are unable to find your misplaced hearing aid. Depending on the extent of your hearing loss, you may need a replacement immediately. If you received your hearing aid with the help of your medical insurance plan, check your plan documents to see if your insurer covers to cost of hearing aid replacement.