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4 Summer Hearing Device Care Tips
Now that summer is here, it’s time to learn more about how to care for your hearing aid devices with summer in mind. There are a few things you’ll want to do differently in order to ensure your hearing aids are kept safe and secure all summer long. And we’re going to talk about those tips today, so read on now, find out all about them and then implement them in your day-to-day routine.
Use a Hearing Aid Cover to Keep Moisture at Bay
First, you should think about using a hearing aid cover. These simply protect your hearing aid from moisture. And in the summer months, they’re particularly good at keeping the device protected from exposure to sweat. We all sweat more when the temperatures rise; even if you think you don’t, you probably do. And that sweat can easily meet your hearing devices and the moisture will likely damage them sooner or later, especially after prolonged exposure.
Use Disinfectant Wipes
It’s a good idea to use disinfectant wipes on your hearing devices during summer too. That’s because warm temperatures and increased humidity are two things that are perfect for the breeding and growth of bacteria. You don’t want to get an infection from your hearing devices, so it’s probably a good idea to use disinfectant on them before putting them in first thing in the morning and when you take them out again before going to bed at night. It’s a simple step but it’ll make a big difference.
Take Them Off Before Going in the Sea or Pool
You’ll also need to think about how you’re going to take better care of your hearing devices when you’re on vacation and enjoying the summer season to the max. For example, you might want to go to the beach, swim in the sea or take a dip in a pool. All of those things’ present challenges for your hearing aids. Be sure to always keep your container for your hearing aids near you so that you can take your hearing devices out and keep them protected as and when you need to.
Use a Dehumidifier at Night
Finally, you should think about using a dehumidifier at nighttime during the summer. The air tends to be more humid during the summer months, and that can lead to your hearing devices being exposed to more moisture than they ordinarily would. Using a dehumidifier each night will simply ensure that moisture is removed and you can carry on using your heading devices the next day and get the optimal results and performance levels out of them.
As you can see, there are a few things that you should do differently when it comes to taking care of your hearing device in the summer months. The increased temperatures and the activities that we tend to do more of when it’s hot and sunny can all pose a threat to our hearing devices, so take care.