How can I keep my hearing aids dry?

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Although today’s hearing instruments are water-resistant, they should be kept as dry as possible. Always remove them when bathing or swimming and when getting your hair cut. You may wear them in inclement weather, but keep your head covered, if possible.  A hat, hood or umbrella should do the trick.

It’s a good idea to store your hearing aids in a drying unit when you remove them at bedtime. Two options are the Dri-Aid jar, which contains desiccant beads to absorb moisture from inside the hearing aids and the Dry and Store plug-in drying box, which uses heat, light and airflow to pull moisture out of the hearing aids. Most moisture damage is hidden inside the hearing aid, but you might see corrosion in the battery compartment or moisture in the earmold tubing. Particularly if you observe these signs or your hearing aids need frequent repair, we recommend nightly use of a drying unit year-round, to keep your devices working their best at all times.

If you would like more information about drying units, please call us.

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