If you have hearing aids, keeping them clean and dry is of great importance to the maintenance of their optimal performance. In these wetter months when the rain is coming from every direction, in between bouts of occasional stifling humidity, you should be taking extra care to protect your hearing aids from the elements.
Protect them from the rain
Water can damage the circuits of your hearing aids, so when the weather turns you should take them out to keep them safe and dry during heavy rains. Protecting them from rain is just as necessary as taking them out when swimming or showering, or even while perspiring heavily after or during exercise. Humidity can also affect the circuits, so you should be aware of that in humid conditions, and never leave them on the shelf in the bathroom during a steamy shower.
Clean your wax filter regularly
You should also protect your hearing aids from wax by cleaning the wax filter and keeping it clear, on a daily basis if necessary. If you use hairspray or other cosmetic chemicals, like perfume and aftershave or even sun lotion, you should take extra care to avoid getting any on the hearing aid as this could impair their function.
Additionally, you should always make sure to avoid extreme heat and any rough handling of the devices. So try to avoid dropping them and always keep them out of reach of children and animals.
Invest in a waterproof hearing aid
Connect Hearing are currently offering a free trial of the Lyric, a completely waterproof, 100% invisible to the naked eye, wearable hearing aid. The Lyric fits right into your ear canal and can be worn for months at a time, so you can wear it while sleeping or swimming. It’s so advanced you’ll forget you’re wearing it. For your free trial just head to the Connect Hearing website.