Tips for Protecting Your Hearing Aids in Summer
Summer fun in the sun almost always includes cooling off in the water. Whether you are at the beach, in the pool, or maybe even caught in a summer rain shower, you shouldn’t have to worry about damage to your hearing aids. Of course, water and hearing aids don’t mix but when you prepare ahead of time, you can protect your hearing aids this summer while still focusing on all the fun. Here are our tips for protecting your hearing aids in summer.
Plan Ahead to Protect Your Hearing Aids
As always, being prepared is your best line of defense. Review the information that came with your hearing aids (or ask your audiologist) what the water rating is for your hearing aids. Knowing how much water your hearing aids can (or can’t) withstand will help you know what needs to be done. Get a dryer or dehumidifier which will help dry out your hearing aids when you aren’t wearing them. Even a little extra sweat or humidity isn’t good for your hearing aids, so this is a handy device to have and will extend the life of your hearing aids. Consider getting a safety cord or a sleeve to protect your hearing aids.
Hearing Aid Protection Tips
- Bring your accessories with you wherever you go. Whether you are going on a summer vacation or just heading out for the day, bring your case, cleaning kit, wipes, extra batteries and case with you.
- Wipe your hearing aids clean and dry each time you take them out.
- Keep extra batteries on hand.
- Give your hearing aids a break. If you have a long day, try to find some time, to take them out, clean them, and turn them off for a short break.
- Brush up on the instructions that came with your hearing aids to make sure you are cleaning them according to the directions.
- Remember that even waterproof or water-resistant hearing aids cannot come into contact with any chemicals, this includes hair products and sunscreen.
- Bring your hearing aids in for regular maintenance and repairs as recommended by your hearing professional.
Consult with the Professionals at Hearing Aid Counselors
At Hearing Aid Counselors, we are here to help you with all your hearing needs all year round. Contact us today to schedule an appointment at one of our convenient hearing center locations. We have a team of experienced hearing care professionals that can answer all your questions and work with you to find the best solution for your hearing and listening needs.