Moisture Control: The Most Important Hearing Aid Care Moisture is the number one enemy of your hearing aid, and therefore, is the thing you should be most attentive to when caring for your hearing aid. When a manufacturer lets you know how long your hearing aid is supposed to last, this is assuming optimal conditions. Attending to hearing aid care, especially with regard to moisture, gives your hearing aid the best chance of lasting as long as it can. Avoid Direct Moisture Protect your hearing aid from direct exposure to moisture by covering it or removing it when you’re in wet situations. In addition to taking it out before you swim or shower, you should also make sure to wear a hat or carry an umbrella when you’re out in the rain. Lastly, you should not use water to clean your hearing aid except when your hearing aid provider instructs you to use water when cleaning specific parts of the device. Avoid Indirect Moisture Many things besides plain water contain moisture that can damage your hearing aid. For example, if you’re sweating, this can get your hearing aid wet, especially if you have a behind-theear style. Many hair products also have moisture in them, so
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don’t put your hearing aid in until after you’re done styling your hair with sprays. Dehumidify Even if you’re highly attentive to keeping your hearing aid away from moisture, it will still build up trace amounts. The best hearing aid care technique in this situation is to use a hearing aid dehumidifier. When you take your hearing aid out each night, just pop the battery out and put the hearing aid in the dehumidifier overnight. This is the best way to remove moisture. For More Information Give Us a Call or Visit Our Office at 3100 Remington Street Fort Collins, CO 80525 You Can Also Visit Us at www.hearing-aids-fort-collins-co.com
Published on May 18, 2012
Many things besides plain water contain moisture that can damage your hearing aid. For example, if you’re sweating, this can get your hearin...