Warm weather hearing aid care

Preventing long-term moisture damage

Most modern hearing aids are water resistant, so you don’t need to worry about being caught in a rain shower on the golf course, or an occasional splash while gardening.

But warmer days means more perspiration, which can lead to moisture building up inside your hearing aids. Moisture build up damages hearing aids and is a major reason they are returned for repairs. Over hot days, hearing aids need extra care to keep them dry. We recommend that you pop them into your dry aid kit on a nightly basis. At bedtime, open the battery drawer so the aids are switched off and place them in the container.
If you are prone to excess moisture build up, a good investment could be a hearing aid dehumidifier or dryer. Dehumidifiers are relatively inexpensive and start from $165.00 but can add years of life to your hearing aids. They are also as simple to use as your dry aid kit.

Preventing long-term moisture damage

  • Remove your aids before showering, swimming, or water sports such as water-skiing, boating, or surfing.
  • Do not leave your aids in direct sunlight or extreme heat in humid conditions (for example, on the dashboard or in the glove box of your car, or on the window ledge in the bathroom).
  • Store your aids (and batteries) in a dry place in their protective case.
  • Take care when using hairspray, hair products, sunscreens and insect repellent. Make sure products have dried before putting your aids in.
  • Wipe your hands before touching your aids to avoid dirt getting into sensitive microphones.
  • If your aids do get wet:
    • Do not use a hair dryer to dry them.
    • Remove the battery and leave the drawer open to dry out for a few hours.
    • If you have a hearing aid dry kit or dehumidifier, put your aids into it as soon as possible.

If your aids have had ample time to dry, but you find that they cut out when noises are loud, or turn off and on, or that sounds are distorted or fade, or you hear a lot of static, first, replace the batteries, but if that doesn’t solve the problem, send them in for repair.

If you need help with hearing aid care or accessories, or would like to talk to us about a hearing aid dry kit or dehumidifier, we are here to help.

Call us on 0800 547 836 with all of your questions or requests.