Winter weather can wreak havoc on hearing’s most important assets – your ears. Hearing aids can be even more sensitive to less-than-ideal weather conditions, and you risk damaging them if proper precautions are not taken. Whether you’re headed to the slopes or just staying warm in Sydney, we’ve compiled a few quick tips for keeping your lobes toasty in low temperatures.
Enjoy your ear wear
It doesn’t have to be ugly, and don’t worry about hat hair. These days, there are thousands of fashionable options for winter headwear, ranging from hats, to headbands, to headscarves. We love this list from Bustle.com, which provides a variety of ways to keep warm without looking like a wreck.
Not only can earrings feel awkward or uncomfortable underneath your ear wear, they can actually cause more of a chill. The metal in earrings conducts cold quickly, and when exposed to cold temperatures, they can actually cool down your ears and surrounding body parts. Your head’s temperature plays a large part in determining the rest of your body temp, so it’s critical to keep it as warm as possible.
Don’t leave the house with wet hair
This is not just your grandma’s advice. Not only will your hair take longer to dry in the cold – meaning you’ll stay chilly for longer – but wet hair around your ears will chill your lobes and make hearing aids feel cold to touch.
Invest in headphone earmuffs
You don’t have to choose between keeping warm and wearing headphones – there are many solid options for hybrid headwear nowadays. A quick search online will give you plenty of choices for headphone-earmuff combos, which will make your commute more comfortable and enjoyable.