As the weather gets warmer, there is an increase in risks to hearing aids with moisture and heat.  Here are some simple steps that you can take to prevent damage and protect your hearing aid investment, and what to do if you do have a mishap with the aids.

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14 Oct 2015

6 Tips for protecting your hearing aids this summer

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As the weather gets warmer, there is an increase in risks to hearing aids with moisture and heat.  Here are some simple steps that you can take to prevent damage and protect your hearing aid investment, and what to do if you do have a mishap with the aids.

As the days get warmer it’s important to:

  • Avoid moisture; hearing aids are electronic devices and any exposure to water, perspiration, condensation or humidity can damage them.  To help dry out hearing aids, invest in a dry aid kit
  • Remember to take your aids off before swimming, playing water sports or having a shower
  • Give your batteries a rest at night; open up the battery door to allow moisture/perspiration to escape to avoid corrosion of the battery
  • Watch the sunscreen: sunscreens contain oils that can be damaging to hearing aids. Be extra careful when applying sunscreen creams and sprays, and apply them before you put your hearing aids on
  • Keep your batteries cool: hearing aid batteries are sensitive to heat and small changes in temperature can affect their output.  As the weather heats up make sure that you store them in cool, dry locations
  • Don’t leave your hearing aids in the car that is parked outside; the plastic cover of the hearing aids can be damaged by heat and direct sunlight

What to do if your hearing aids get wet.

Things happen! You could get caught in the rain or you may forget to remove your hearing aids before showering.  If this occurs, take the batteries out of the hearing aids, dry the aids with a soft cloth and leave them open to dry out, or place them into a dry aid kit if you have one.   When the aid is completely dry, insert a new battery and you may find it works again.  If the hearing aids are not working, then please contact us.
Your hearing aids will provide you with better hearing for years with proper care and maintenance.
Please look after your hearing aids – it’s in no-ones interest to be sending hearing aids to the manufacturer for repair.