Don’t let the heat hurt your hearing aids!
With the summer here, it’s great to be able to enjoy the warm weather and spend time outdoors, but for hearing aid users it can present some problems.
Hearing aids can be damaged when exposed to the heat and humidity. Temperature changes can cause condensation, and increased perspiration in the hot weather can prevent them from working properly. Damage could result in distorted or weak sound quality, reduced battery life and inconsistent functionality.
We recommend the following to keep your hearing aids working efficiently during the summer.
1) Remove for Exercise, Rain & Hot Weather
Remove them when exercising, if it is raining or, if practical, when the weather is extremely warm.
2) Keep Your Hearing Aid Case Out of the Rays
Keep them in a protective case and out of direct sunlight when you are not wearing them.
3) S’not for Swimming
Remember to remove them when you go swimming or any activity in which you will or could be exposed to water.
4) Open Your Hearing Aid Out
At night, open the battery door fully to allow dry, fresh air to move through the hearing aid and relieve moisture.
5) Safer Storage, Away from Moisture
Avoid storing them in humid places, such as glove boxes, dashboards or other places where heat and moisture can build up.
6) Apply Sunscreen Before Inserting Your Hearing Aids
Sunscreen has oils that can damage hearing aids, so apply lotions or sprays before inserting them in your ears, making sure it is fully rubbed in or dry otherwise oil could seep into the open seams, as well as the microphone ports or vents.
Follow our tips above for a worry-free summer, full of sounds and sunshine. If you have any questions about how to care for your hearing aids, do contact us. Or if you think your hearing aid may already have sustained some damage from our recent bouts of balmy weather, get in touch with our hearing aid specialists who will be able to help you ascertain the cheapest and easiest way to fix your aid.