Protect your hearing aids this winter
Don’t let winter condensation impact the performance of your hearing aids. Use these tips to maintain your devices this season.
Wear sweatbands or ear protection
Wearing ear muffs or a sweatband does more than keep you warm while out in the cold. Your hearing aids (and hearing aid batteries) are delicate and susceptible to breakage due to extremely cold weather. In addition to protection from the cold, ear muffs - or a sweatband - will protect your hearing aids from accumulating too much moisture. Condensation is no friend of hearing aids, so this is one way to help keep them in good working condition.
Purchase a dehumidifier or hearing aid dryer
A dehumidifier is one of the best ways to protect your hearing aids. Dehumidifiers or hearing aid dryers are an inexpensive purchase and can help protect the delicate system in your hearing aids. You will help prolong the life of your battery by safely removing moisture at night as you sleep!
How do you know if your hearing devices have moisture in them? It is likely that you will hear static and crackling sounds within the hearing aid itself.
Remove hearing aids to dry after being in extreme weather or precipitation
After spending some time out in the cold, be sure to give your hearing aids (and your body) a break. Using a soft cloth or a tissue, wipe any excess condensation from the outside and inner battery compartment. Allow them to dry near a dehumidifier or a hearing aid dryer. This easy and basic maintenance is sure to extend the life of your hearing aids.
Still concerned about the function of your hearing aids? Call our office!
508-385-5222 (Yarmouth Port)
We look forward to hearing from you!
Dr. Leanne Fletcher & Dr. Tiffany Pfleger
Advanced Audiology Associates, Inc.