Four Tips to Keep Your Hearing Aids Safe this Summer

Four Tips to Keep Your Hearing Aids Safe this SummerSummertime usually brings memories of hot days, fun outdoor activities and lounging by the pool or taking a dip in the ocean. It’s easy to forget that sweat and excessive heat can damage hearing aids. The season’s fluctuating temperatures can cause the buildup of moisture in your ear and in your hearing aid. This moisture build up can damage tubing and even cause you to overproduce earwax.

Keep your hearing aids safe this summer by following these tips:

  1. Keep batteries out of direct sunlight. They should not be kept in your car, or outdoors on a glass topped patio table.
  2. Store your batteries correctly. Contrary to popular belief, the refrigerator is not the best place to store batteries. Instead, batteries should be stored in a clean drawer where they can be easily accessed.
  3. Beware of excess moisture on your hearing aid. Moisture is a hearing aid’s worst enemy. Make sure to keep your hearing aid dry during sudden summer showers and always away from the swimming pool. If you perspire excessively during outdoor workouts, avoid wearing your hearing aids.
  4. Take proper care of your hearing aids if they get wet. If a residual splash from the pool or a sun shower happens, remove the battery promptly, and let the hearing aid dry out for several hours before wearing them again.

The Pennsylvania Ear Institute of Salus University offers comprehensive hearing exams, hearing aid fittings and repairs. Our audiologists are sure to take note of your personal preferences and lifestyle so they can choose the best hearing aid for you.