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Summer Hearing Aid Care


Hey there, things are heating up as we’re heading into summer. It’s the perfect time to get outside and have fun in the sun! But if you wear hearing aids, it’s important to take some extra precautions to protect them during the warmer months. Let’s dive into some tips for summer hearing aid care.

First of all, make sure to keep your hearing aids away from water. This includes pools, lakes, and even sweat. Moisture can damage the delicate electronic components of your hearing aids and cause them to malfunction. If you do get water on your hearing aids, use a dry cloth to gently wipe them off.

Next, be careful when applying sunscreen or bug spray. These products can also damage hearing aids if they get inside the devices. Apply them away from your hearing aids and make sure to wash your hands thoroughly before handling your devices.

It’s also important to store your hearing aids in a cool, dry place when not in use. Avoid leaving them in direct sunlight or in a hot car, as extreme temperatures can also damage the devices.

Finally, consider investing in some accessories to protect your hearing aids during outdoor activities. For example, there are special sweatbands and clips designed to keep hearing aids in place during exercise and other physical activities.

A study published in by the National Institute of Health found that high humidity and heat can cause hearing aids to malfunction, so it’s important to take proper care of them during the summer months.

In conclusion, summer hearing aid care is important to keep your devices functioning properly and to prevent damage. Remember to keep your hearing aids away from water, apply sunscreen and bug spray carefully, store them in a cool, dry place, and consider investing in accessories for outdoor activities. By taking these simple steps, you can enjoy a fun and safe summer while also taking care of your hearing health.

By Darrell Cornelius, Director of Clinical Services, Best Hearing Aid Solutions

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