Taking Care of your Hearing Aids this Summer

Taking Care of your Hearing Aids this Summer

We hope you are enjoying the warm days of summer. We all look forward to summer because it means we can indulge in basking in the sun, going to the beach, taking dips in the pool, and having a lot of fun engaging in various summer activities. This can be fun but also challenging for those with hearing aids. Many summer activities can cause damage to hearing aids, which is why it is important to exercise caution before diving headlong into the summer fun.

Hearing aids are not good friends with water! In fact, the two detest each other, which is why it is a good idea to remove and store your hearing device before you decide to take a tip in the swimming pool or at the beach. Make sure you store your hearing aids in an air tight container so that it is safe from moisture and humid aid. In case your hearing aids accidentally do get wet, make sure you clean them out immediately with a fine, microfiber cloth or tissue and remove the trapped moisture by placing them in a dehumidifier.

Thinking about taking up a new exercise routine this summer? Make sure you remove your hearing device before going for that walk or hitting the gym. Sweat is another known enemy of hearing aids and can result in corrosion and hearing aid damage.

Even if you have water resistant models, your hearing device can become a harbor for harmful bacteria due to the humidity caused by sweat and dirt. If you must wear your hearing device during your workout routine, make sure you clean them thoroughly afterwards and dehumidify them to prevent any damage or bacteria buildup.

Summer days means slathering on the sunscreen before basking in the sun. However, your hearing aids may malfunction when they come in contact with the harmful chemicals in sunscreens, perfume, hair sprays, shampoos, oils, and other cosmetics. This is why it is best to put on your hearing aids after you have applied all the necessary cosmetics. When headed to the beach, be careful that you do not get sand into your hearing aids since this too can damage them.

The best way to keep your hearing devices safe is to clip them on so that they do not fall out accidentally. You can easily buy clips for hearing devices or invest in a pair of invisible hearing devices that do not need a clip and can be worn 24/7 without any worry of losing them.

Taking care of your hearing aids will help you enjoy your summer sounds better. This means making utilizing the cleaning kit that was provided to you at the time you purchased your hearing aids. This kit contains essential cleaning supplies that you can use to clean your hearing aids on a daily basis to keep them clean, dry and secure.

While not in use, make sure you store your hearing aids safely in an air tight container that is placed securely out of the reach of young children and pets. Summer days tend to vanish in a jiffy. Make the most of them by taking good care of your hearing aids so that you can enjoy each day to the fullest.

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