When you are told that you need hearing aids from your hearing instrument specialist, the last thing that you need is for them to start breaking down on you this summer. Sure, we may be coming to the official end of the season, but the warmer weather is still going to last longer than you think! If you want your hearing aids to be at their top performance, you need to make sure that you are looking after them properly.

Speaking to your hearing instrument specialist is always the first thing to do, as they can teach you how to ensure that your hearing aids are working exactly as they should be. It’s important that you are keeping your hearing aids working well through the summer months; heat and miniature technology doesn't always go well together, you see! 

You need your hearing aids to be able to enjoy your world, staying as active as possible is also important during the warmer months. So, if you want to ensure that you can extend the life of your hearing aids, you need to make sure that you are giving them a little extra love this summer. With this in mind, here are some of the top tips that you can ask your hearing instrument specialist about!

Don’t Get Them Wet 

Your hearing aids need to be taken out before you practice any water sports or you dive into a pool. Hearing aids do not mix with water, and it’s vital that you bring your protective case with you so that you can take yours out before you jump into the ocean! 

Moisture

The air in the summer is moist, and that means that your hearing aids are going to be affected simply by being outside. Too much moisture and your hearing aids are going to stop performing as well. When moisture is trapped in the battery compartment, it can corrode and the electrical elements can be destroyed. Keeping the battery doors open at night can help to dry it out.

Purchasing a dehumidifier for your hearing aids is always recommended – don't put them in the refrigerator as this will do more damage than just getting rid of the moisture. You can buy special dehumidifier boxes for hearing aids, so ask your hearing instrument specialist about this one. 

Keep Extra Batteries with You

Too high of a temperature and your hearing aid battery can drain faster. Keep a spare set in a cool, dark place while you’re enjoying yourself and you’ll be able to change the battery in no time at all.

Take Your Hearing Aids Out Before Using Sunscreen

Be careful when you are putting on sunscreen. It’s greasy and it’s not the right thing to have near your hearing aids. The oils can damage the hearing aids and you have to be careful when it comes to applying sunscreen to your face, neck and ears.