As we are all still trying to hold on to the last few weeks of summer, it’s important to get a little reminder on what not to do with hearing aids regarding the summer heat and everything that comes with it. While it would be amazing if everyone could just forget about life during the summer, the fact of the matter is that there are still some things that cannot go unattended. Hearing aids shouldn’t hold you back during the summer, you just have to take some extra precautions.
Not only is too much direct sun bad for the plastic outside of your hearing aid, it’s also bad for the inner workings, and the batteries. If your hearing aid is set out in direct sunlight, either in the windshield of your car or otherwise, the plastic on the outside can melt. Hearing aid batteries die faster and are more likely to fail when exposed to high heat. Be sure to store your hearing aid and hearing aid batteries in a cool, dry place.
While sunscreen is very important for you, it’s also very important that it doesn’t get near your hearing aids. The sunscreen could clog the vents of your hearing aid or do other damage. An easy way to make sure this doesn’t happen is to put on your sunscreen before you put your hearing aid in.
A water resistant hearing aid does not mean waterproof. This is the most important thing to remember when you are going to be around a pool or some other area where it is a possibility that your hearing aid could be submerged in water. Water resistant hearing aids allow sweat and other small amount of liquids come in contact with the hearing aid without the functionality being compromised. However, waterproof hearing aids are much different and are definitely a necessity if you are thinking about swimming with your hearing aids in.
Hearing aids don’t have to define your summer and make you lose out on activities. It is very important to make sure you’re taking care of your hearing aids properly. For more information, or any questions regarding your hearing aids, don’t hesitate to contact us.