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I have been through this more times than I would like to remember at a ton of theater jobs.
There is no fix except to instruct each user to not smash the connector and it’s wire in their costume, pocket etc.

The best thing is to keep track of how many shows are on each mic and then cut off the plug and about two inches of wire, then resolder it and use shrink-tubing to provide some sort of protection from too much bending.
There is no fix for these tiny, frail, completely unreliable headworn mics, no matter who makes them. DPA, Countryman etc.
I don’t care if replacement cables are available, the cables are too expensive, just get a nice soldering iron by Weller WLC100 and some shrink tubing and maintain them yourself.