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How to Keep Your Hearing Aids Dry while on Vacation
If you’re not careful with your hearing devices, you can overdose on sunshine and summer fun to the point where you damage your hearing aids or make them stop working altogether! And that would be terrible.
Instead of being able to enjoy all this beautiful season has to offer fully, you’d find yourself at home wondering what everyone is doing at the beach without you. Of course, you don’t want that, so let’s talk about keeping your hearing aids safe in the sunniest season of all – summer!
Clean Your Hearing Aids
The easiest way to clean your hearing aids is with a soft cloth and warm water. Never use soap or alcohol on your hearing aids as these chemicals can damage them over time. You should also avoid using cotton swabs as they can scratch the surface of your hearing aid and cause further damage. Make sure you rinse off any residue left behind after cleaning with warm water before putting them back in your ears!
Use Drying Containers and Accessories
If you’re looking for a way to care for your hearing aids & accessories in the summer, look no further than drying containers. These small, portable devices can be purchased at most audiology offices and are ideal for storing and keeping your hearing aids safe when they’re not in use.
Drying containers come in a variety of shapes and sizes, but they all serve the same basic function: they keep water out so that it doesn’t damage or corrode the inner workings of your hearing aids. Drying containers aren’t just useful during the summer months; they’re an essential item to have on hand year-round!
Practice Safe Swimming
Hearing aids can help protect your ears from the harmful effects of swimming by filtering out noise around you while in the pool or at the beach. However, they’re not waterproof – and if they get wet and stop working properly, it’s important that you take steps to keep them dry until you get home or can get them checked out by a hearing instrument specialist, who will probably tell you not to wear them while swimming.
Protect from Moisture
While you may have been able to get away with using your hearing aids in the rain before, it’s best to be safe in the summer months. Rain or even humidity can cause your hearing aids to malfunction and even damage them permanently. To avoid this, you should use a hearing aid case when it rains or if it is humid outside. This can also help prevent dust from getting in and damaging the receiver part of your device.
You should avoid leaving your hearing aids in the sun, on a hot car seat or windowsill or in a hot room. The same goes for leaving them on the pillow at night or in any space with excessive heat. Avoid using hot water to clean your hearing aids as well. A good way to avoid overheating is to store them with their case closed when they’re not being worn and keep them out of places where they could get too warm like inside a jacket pocket.