How can I keep my hearing aids working well in the summer?

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Mechanical problems can happen with hearing aids in warm weather, since moisture and extreme temperatures can damage the internal components. To avoid summer problems, remember these tips:

Keep your hearing aids dry

Remove them before bathing or swimming, cover your head if you are out in the rain, and store them every night in a dehumidifier. Drying options include a Dri-Aid jar or Dry and Store Hearing Aid Conditioning System. Contact us for more information about these effective accessories.

Keep your hearing aids clean

Wipe your hearing instruments every day with a dry tissue or cloth and clean any openings with the tools provided with your instruments. Schedule an appointment with your audiologist every six months for a professional cleaning. Remove your devices before using hair products, shaving cream, after-shave lotion, sunscreen, cologne or body powder.

Extend the battery life

Always open the battery doors on your hearing aids when they are not being used. This helps avoid corrosion on the battery contacts, which can happen when moisture gets trapped inside the aid. Store batteries in a cool, dry place, but not in the refrigerator.

Regular at-home maintenance extends the life of your hearing instruments. Call us if you have any questions.

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