Caring for Your Hearing Aids During Workouts
Your hearing aids are an important part of your daily life now and certain precautions need to be taken when wearing and using them each and every day because there are certain things in your daily life that can cause damage to them or cause you to lose them and working out is one of those things. You may be wondering why or how working out can affect your hearing aids but it can and in a large way.
Protect from sweat
When a person is physically active they perspire or sweat. This is moisture which can be a hearing aid killer. Moisture and hearing aids do not get along, never have and never will so all of your perspiration as you exercise can get into your hearing aid and can damage it. This is not good because too much excess moisture can kill a hearing aid which means it could very expensive each time you see your hearing health professional with hearing aid problems associated with excessive moisture inside. Not to mention the type of exercise can affect a hearing aid greatly.
Consider your exercise routines
Doing hot yoga is a definite no-no as is swimming. It is not recommended to be wearing your hearing aids while running, playing contact sports or riding an ATV. Each of these activities, for example, cannot only cause moisture to get into your hearing aids but could also cause you to lose your hearing aids during the activity. Good luck trying to find your hearing aids if you lost them while swimming in a lake or quading in the bush. There is also the change that you could damage your hearing aid by stepping on it, pulling it out incorrectly causing physical damage to the hearing aid or by “manhandling” it while out. During contact sports you could even lodge it further into your ear and have to see a doctor to have it safely removed.
Caring for your hearing aid
As you can see there are many reasons why wearing your hearing aids while working out or any form of physical activity is not a great idea. The costs that could arise from wearing your hearing aids could start to add up very quickly.
If you’re unsure about your physical activities and your hearing aid, don’t be afraid to talk to your audiologist to find out their opinion. Your audiologist may be able to help recommend accessories such as clips and sweatbands to help care for your hearing aids during your workout.