No matter how old you get, or what kind of shape you are in, exercising and staying healthy is always a goal that will be good for you. Even if you never quite achieve it, doing your best to stay fit can not only improve your overall well-being but could improve your blood circulation and improve your hearing. But if you have hearing loss, exercising regularly can be hard to follow through with, so let’s find out how to do it.
Using Waterproof Hearing Aids
Whether you enjoy swimming or jogging, waterproof hearing aids are a solid investment. These hearing aids can help alleviate your hearing loss while exercising. Just keep in mind that your sweat could damage your hearing aids or their batteries. Water damaged hearing aids will begin to malfunction or stop working altogether. Luckily, waterproof hearing aids can withstand any potential water damage. You might also choose to take your hearing aids off and put them away for when you exercise. If you do, remember to shower and dry off so your hearing aids aren’t damaged by any sweat you might not have noticed.
Preventing Damage to Waterproof Hearing Aids
Rain and snow will become increasingly frequent as we move into fall and winter. If you have hearing loss, be sure to keep your hearing aids protected from the elements when you exercise outdoors. If your hearing aids aren’t waterproof and sustain damage either from sweat or rain, there are some preventative measures you can take to keep your hearing aids from becoming even more damaged.
If you think your hearing aids have absorbed some moisture, take them out and set them out on a sheet of newspaper. Give them a full day to dry while indoors. If you can place them near a simple table lamp, you might be able to speed up the drying process.
Have you heard of the trick to put your smartphone in a bag of rice to repair water damage? You can do much the same with your hearing aids. You can also use silica gel for this trick. Put your hearing aids inside a plastic bag filled with rice or gel. If you have a hair dryer handy, you can also use that on a lower setting to boost the drying potential of your rice bag.
Hearing Loss Solutions from Clarity Audiology
Clarity Audiology & Hearing Solutions offers state-of-the-art hearing solutions for any hearing loss you are experiencing. We specialize in diagnosing and treating hearing loss, fitting and programming hearing aids, and helping you hear again. Contact us today to schedule an appointment online or by calling 410-698-6594. To see what we are up to, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and LinkedIn.