In the summertime, it’s important to remember that hearing aids can become damaged due to excessive heat and moisture. Here are five tips to make sure your hearing aids have optimal performance in high temperatures.
1.) Store your hearing aid devices in a cool, dry location.
Too much exposure to heat can damage the hearing aid circuit. Too much moisture can get collected in the microphone and/or receiver, which can make your hearing aid appear to stop working.
2.) Keep moisture out of your hearing aids.
You can use desiccant, hearing aid dehumidifier, or dry-aid kit to keep moisture out if hearing aids. Desiccant is a substance that absorbs moisture. You typically see them in new shoes, clothes, or electronics. Your hearing instrument specialist can offer affordable desiccant, hearing aid dehumidifiers, and dry-aid kits that are exclusively used for hearing aids.
3.) Store the desiccant in a sealed, dry location.
When the desiccant becomes exposed, it will remove moisture from the environment. Having the desiccant in a regulated environment will give it a prolonged shelf life.
4.) Try to keep your hearing aids away from excessive perspiration.
If your hearing aids become moist due to excessive perspiration, remove them from your ears and open the battery door to allow airflow to circulate in and out of the device. You may also store the hearing aids in your desiccant, hearing aid dehumidifier, or dry-aid kit.
5.) Do not clean hearing aids with any sort of liquid.
Liquids, including alcohol, can damage your hearing aids. In order to clean the hearing device, you should brush them off with a clean, soft cloth and keep them in a place that has plenty of air flow.
If you need supplies to take care of your hearing aids, contact us at Pure Sound Hearing Aids or stop in at one of our offices!