For many, summer is a time for relaxation, outdoor adventures, and soaking up the sun. But for hearing aid users, the warmer months can present unique challenges. Here's an updated guide on how to take care of your hearing aids, ensuring you make the most of the summer season.
1. Always carry extra batteries – or go rechargeable
With more time spent outdoors or traveling, having an extra set of batteries on hand is crucial. Whether on the road, at the beach, or enjoying a picnic, you'll never have to worry about running out of power. Rechargeable hearing aids are also an option. Just make sure to bring your charger with you when traveling.
2. Keep your hearing aids dry
Hearing aids perform best when kept dry, even if they are water-resistant. Bring a soft cloth or a microfiber towel to protect them from sweat and moisture. Wipe your hearing aids down a few times throughout the day to remove any moisture or debris.
3. Protect your hearing aids from heat
Prolonged exposure to direct sunlight and high temperatures can damage your hearing aids. When not in use, store them in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight. Avoid leaving them in a hot car or direct sunlight for extended periods.
4. Regularly clean and maintain your hearing aids
Summer activities can expose your hearing aids to dirt, sweat, and sand. Regular cleaning and maintenance will help keep your devices functioning optimally. Consult your hearing care professional for advice on the best cleaning practices and products for your hearing aids.
By following these tips, you can protect your hearing aids and enjoy the summer months to their fullest. Remember to schedule regular check-ups with your hearing care professional to ensure your hearing aids continue to perform at their best.