Heat, humidity, dirt, and dust all have the potential to damage hearing aids — especially during summer. Sweat and humidity put them at risk of poor sound clarity, short battery life, or completely cutting out. Try these tips to keep yours safe!
- Get a Dry & Store unit.
These specially designed dehumidifiers help keep your hearing aids free of moisture, earwax, and bad odor. Dry & Store units act as a safe place to keep your hearing aids when they’re not being worn and reduce the need for future repairs. We provide Dry & Store units – contact us to get yours today.
- Avoid water.
Jumping into a pool on a hot day might cool you down, but it won’t be cool for your hearing aids. Water submersion can cause serious damage to the delicate inner components of your devices. Avoid all forms of water exposure if you can, and be sure to remove your devices before showering or swimming.
- Open the battery door on your hearing aids at night to help clear out moisture.
Removing the batteries from your hearing aids won’t help save battery life, but it will help clear out moisture, which can affect performance. A dry battery compartment also means your electrical components are not corroded, which can prevent the need for repairs later on.
- Be careful with sunscreen.
The oils in sunscreen can damage your hearing aids. Take extra precaution when applying sunscreen along the ears, head, and neck. After applying, make sure you wipe your fingers and clean them of any extra sunscreen.
- Beat the heat.
If you don’t have a dehumidifier unit to keep your devices safe and dry, store them in an area with minimal temperature changes. Temperature can change a battery’s output, which can make them less effective or drain them of energy faster.
- Protect them from the sun.
Your hearing aids are made with plastic and electronic components, which are sensitive to high heat. Direct heat for an extended period of time can alter some of those components or cause serious damage.