Have you been out in the heat this summer? Are your hearing aids suffering from all the moisture? Keeping your hearing aids dry is one of the most important things when it comes to hearing aid care. Just like your cellphone or computer, the electronic components of your hearing aids don’t like getting wet, and the humidity can interfere with hearing aid function in a big way.
What Makes Your Hearing Aids Damp?
The normal culprit when it comes to moisture buildup on your devices is sweat. Especially during the summer months with hotter temperatures, we tend to perspire more, and this moisture collects on the device. Those with an active lifestyle also have a high risk of moisture damage, and running, golfing, a morning at the gym, or an afternoon at the dog park, can all affect your hearing aids. Did you get caught in the rain recently, or spend time in a humid bus? Maybe you went on vacation to Thailand, and exposed your devices to a lot of moisture.
Hearing Aid Damage
Your hearing aids have a water-resistant nanotechnology coating that protects your devices from water, but they’re not completely waterproof. Both the metal and electronic components of your devices easily suffer damage from moisture, and need to be properly cared for to avoid damage. Your hearing aids aren’t a fan of water or other moisture, but it turns out it’s not just the moisture that affects your devices. Other particles in the water also take a toll on your devices, and impurities in the water further damage your devices.
Daily Hearing Aid Cleaning
Daily cleaning of your devices is one of the best things you can do to help your hearing aids help you. Making sure they’re clean and dry every night will protect them against moisture damage, and ensure that you’ll be hearing clearly for years to come. You’d never leave your cellphone damp after getting caught in the rain, so take the same care of your hearing devices.
Dry your hearing aids with a soft, dry cloth every night when you take them out. Use a cleaning brush to remove any build up of earwax or dirt from the cracks of your devices, and open the battery door to make sure your devices are dry inside and out.
If you find that your devices are still damp in the morning, it’s time to get a dehumidifier. These compact hearing aids accessories can extend the life of your devices by years, making sure they’re completely dry every day. All you have to do is place your devices inside the dehumidifier after you’ve cleaned them in the evening. The dehumidifier will draw any moisture out of your devices overnight, and protect your hearing aids from any damage related to moisture. Some use UV light to dry your devices, and this light also sanitizes your devices.
If you have rechargeable hearing aids, you can get a charger that is also a dehumidifier, and this two for one approach means amazing convenience for you. Simply place the devices in the charger for night, and in the morning, you’ll have a full day of power as well as completely dry hearing aids.
Were you caught out in the rain, or forgot to take your hearing aids out before stepping into the shower? Don’t wait for the evening to dry your devices, but put them in the dehumidifier as soon as possible to prevent any long-lasting damage to your hearing aids.
Preventing Moisture Damage
If you’re often out in the rain, prevent moisture damage by stopping the water before it reaches your ears. You can get water-resistant hearing pouches that can protect your hearing aids from moisture and rain as well as other dirt or debris. They’re also a great aid if you’re working out or playing a sport that causes a lot of perspiration.
My Hearing Aid Centers
Are you looking for the perfect hearing aid accessory to keep your hearing aids dry? Do you need more tips on hearing aid cleaning and drying? Come visit us at My Hearing Centers to find out how to care for your hearing aids and extend the quality and life of your devices through proper maintenance.