Even though summertime is coming to an end, the heat and humidity continue to linger in the air. Here are some tips on how to keep your hearing aids safe under these conditions.
7 Steps to take Care of Your Hearing Aids in the Heat
Any plans that you have can potentially endanger the quality of your hearing aids. These risks can be avoided by taking some practical safety measures.
Hearing Aids that are Water-resistant vs. Waterproof
A waterproof hearing aid does not exist, but hearing aids can be water-resistant. Water-resistant hearing aids can protect the device from water damage and are more durable against this element. This is not a pass to dip your hearing aids into water.
If you shower with your hearing aids on, they should still work. If you go swimming, that can cause some significant damage. The water-repellent coating of the device, along with the lithium-ion batteries, are what make hearing aids last longer. This does not mean that the devices are indestructible. A full plunge into water can seriously damage the devices.
Which Hearing Aids can Withstand Heat, Humidity and Water?
If you have hearing loss, or need to get new hearing aids, you might want to try some water-resistant options. Signia hearing aids have some of these choices available. Most of them have the IP68 proof of standard for resisting dust and water. All Signia hearing aids feature a hydrophobic coating, which resists dirt and water from penetrating through the hearing aids. This does NOT put an end to all water damage, but it can protect the devices against dirt and sweat. It does feature protective filters that go over the microphones and receivers, so as long as you take proper care of your hearing aids, they will last a long time.
If you, or a loved one are looking for new hearing aids, please contact us at Pure Sound Hearing for a free hearing test and consultation.
Please be aware that Pure Sound services will only be available by appointment and for essential visits at this time. Essential visits include all appointments that require new hearing aid fittings, repairs and re-fittings. We ask that you please wait in your car, while wearing your mask, and place your hearing aids in a clean zip lock bag. We will come to your car to get them. If you are having any issues with your hearing aids, or an assistive listening device, please contact us before visiting one of our office locations.