Keeping Your Hearing Aids Dry

Keeping Your Hearing Aids Dry

In Hearing Aid Maintenance, hearing aids by Laurie Duffy, M.S.

Hearing aids are a big investment, so you want them to last. One of the best things you can do to maintain your hearing aids is to keep them dry. If you clean and dry your hearing aids every day, you’ll enjoy better sound quality, fewer repairs, and a longer return on your investment. 

Moisture Damaged Hearing Aids

It’s no surprise that moisture damages your hearing aids. Just like your smartphone, hearing aids aren’t a fan of water. Hearing aids have protective coatings that keep the metal and digital components of the hearing aids safe and dry. But no hearing aids are completely waterproof. 

Try to keep your hearing aids as dry as possible. Moisture comes in a lot of forms and they all can damage your hearing aids. Water, humidity, condensation, sweat, and earwax can all damage your hearing aids. 

Stay Out of The Rain

It goes without saying that if your hearing aids get soaked, they won’t be too happy. If there’s rain in the forecast, take an umbrella, wear a waterproof hood, and avoid spending a long time outside with your hearing aids. It’s also a good idea to get in the habit of checking your ears before you step in the shower. It can be hard to remember to take them out, so before you turn on the tap, take a moment to make sure your hearing aids aren’t taking a bath with you.

Protect Your Hearing Aids from Sweat

Another form of moisture is sweat. If you have an active lifestyle and you often go for a run or participate in sports, your hearing aids may risk some additional moisture damage. One way to protect your hearing aids from sweat is with a hearing aid sleeve. This hearing aid accessory can keep your hearing aids dry prevent damage due to moisture or sweat.

Clean and Dry Your Hearing Aids Every Night

No matter what you did during the day, take a few moments to clean and dry your hearing aids every night. When you take your hearing aids out for the night, wipe them carefully with a clean, dry cloth. This removes any moisture that may have built up on the outside of the device. Next, open the battery doors and gently wipe inside the hearing aids as well. Leave the battery doors open overnight to help them dry out even more at night.

Don’t Store Your Hearing Aids in the Bathroom

If you’ve been storing your hearing aids in the bathroom overnight, it’s time to create a different routine. The bathroom is the most humid room in your house, so your hearing aids might actually accumulate more condensation overnight instead of drying out. Keep your hearing aids in a safe, dry spot in your room, and make sure they’re well out of reach of kids or pets.

Invest in a Hearing Aid Dryer

If you live in a humid climate, you lead an active lifestyle, or your hearing aids just aren’t drying out overnight, invest in a hearing aid dryer. Dryers can extend the life of your hearing aid, maintain sound quality, and even avoid damage or costly repairs. 

Hearing aid dryers are very easy to use. All you have to do is put your hearing aids in the dryer at night, turn it on, and enjoy completely dry hearing aids in the morning. Hearing aid dryers are also a lifesaver for those times you got caught out in the rain or your hearing aids got soaked. Put your hearing aids into the dryer as soon as possible and completely dry them before the moisture can do too much damage. 

If you have rechargeable hearing aids, you can find hearing aids chargers that also dry your hearing aids. In the morning your hearing aids will be perfectly dry and fully charged.

Are you looking for more tips on how to keep your hearing aids dry? Our team will know exactly how to dry and clean your hearing aids, and we can recommend the best drying box for your hearing aids. Call us today and learn what you can do to protect your investment and keep your hearing aids in tip-top shape!