Being Active with Hearing Aids
Fortunately, today, modern hearing aids are made to be dust and water resistant, thereby making it possible to maintain an active lifestyle. This makes participating in your favorite outdoor activities much easier and safer for your hearing aids! When being active with hearing aids, consider the following tips to ensure your devices remain in optimal condition.
Use a dehumidifier regularly
If you are an active person, it’s important to be aware of the delicate parts that make up a hearing instrument. Because moisture is insidious and can damage the different parts of a hearing aid, you might want to invest in a dehumidifier box for your hearing device. Using the box at night after spending time outdoors will help keep the hearing aid dry. In addition, after dehumidification, you can follow up in the morning by brushing away wax and dust from the hearing aid as well. A dehumidifier box is a relatively small investment with a long lifespan.
Keeping hearing aids dry
Even if you get hearing aids that are sports friendly or moisture resistant, it is still imperative to keep sweat away from such delicate devices. Use a headband to keep any excessive perspiration from saturating the hearing aids.
While a dehumidifier box is a good solution for removing excess moisture from a hearing aid off the field, portable “puffers” remove additional moisture when an individual is involved in sports. The “puffers’ are used to emit small amounts of air through the tubes of hearing devices to ensure that hearing aids remain clean and free of obstructions.
Hearing aid clips
If you are involved in an activity that requires a lot of human contact, there is a strong possibility that your hearing device may fall off during a game. Therefore, make sure you secure the device with a clip designed for this purpose. Clips attach to hearing instruments, as well as to the clothes of individuals. Skull caps or headbands can also be positioned to keep hearing aids in place.
Consider certain hearing aid types
There are a number of hearing aid styles and types available today. While it’s important to select the right hearing aid for your particular hearing loss, it’s also crucial to consider your lifestyle, activity level, features and styles that appeal to you.
With the help of your hearing care professional, discuss your different wants and with the variety of devices available in today’s market it will be easy to find the right hearing aid for your active lifestyle!