Hearing aids in the summer
Hearing News • Aug, 1 2019
“The hot temperatures outside, increased humidity and the extra chance of engaging in water-related activities all mean that it’s very easy for hearing aids to become permanently damaged.”
Steven McCluskey, Audiologist
We are all looking forward to enjoying some warmer weather, either at home or abroad, over the next couple of months. If you are a hearing aid wearer hot weather and holidays can present some additional challenges. The hot temperatures outside, increased humidity and the extra chance of engaging in water-related activities all mean that it’s very easy for hearing aids to become permanently damaged.
But don’t worry, we at Thompson Hearing Services have some advice to help protect your hearing aids during holidays and summertime activities:
Always remove your hearing aid before any activity that involves water or getting wet
Don’t store your hearing aid anywhere where heat and moisture build up, such as bathrooms, hand bags or the glove box of your vehicle
Always store your hearing aid out of direct sunlight
When you’re not wearing your hearing aid, open the battery door to allow air to pass through it and keep it dry
Sweat as well as water is a big problem for your hearing aid so make sure you remove your hearing aids before exercising outside
If you need to apply sunscreen be very careful because the oils in it can damage the delicate electronics in your hearing aid. We recommend that you remove your hearing aids before applying sunscreen, then let the sunscreen dry fully before putting them back in
If you have any concerns about your hearing aids, or are worried about how best to protect them during your summer holidays please get in contact with us at Thompson Hearing Services, where one of our hearing care specialists will give you the best advice possible.
Why not call today to book a complimentary hearing health check