Summer days are perfect for outdoor activities such as swimming, running, and going on hikes. While your hearing aid should never stop you from doing what you love, it is important to keep it clean and dry throughout the summer. No matter what your plans are for your summer day, consider these four easy ways to keep your hearing aid clean and dry during your favorite summer activities.
Take Out Your Hearing Aid Before Jumping in the Pool
Although your hearing aid may be sporty and water resistant, it may not be entirely waterproof. Keep yours safe by placing it in a case or designated dry space before jumping in the pool this summer. Once your ears are dry again, you can continue using it throughout the day without worry.
Keep Your Hearing Aid Dry and Sweat-Free
If you love to run or work out outside during the summer, it is especially important to clean your hearing aid following your workout. Sweat build-up can also allow bacteria to thrive in your hearing aid, so it is especially important to keep it clean and dry to avoid potential infections.
Secure Your Hearing Aid for High-Movement Activities
Whether you’re running, jumping, or climbing throughout the summer, it is important to keep your hearing aid properly secured so that you don’t lose it or drop it along the way. Many hearing aids can work with special clips to keep them in place no matter what you are doing during the day.
Customize Your Hearing Aid for Your Favorite Activities
In working with your audiologist, you should be able to customize your hearing aid to fit your active lifestyle. Ask your doctor about which hearing aids will stay dry the longest, fit with your bike helmet, or stand up to wind or high humidity. Once you have the right hearing aid, you can continue enjoying your favorite outdoor activities all summer long!
Trust the Experts at Clarity Audiology & Hearing Solutions
Need help with your hearing? Clarity Hearing can help. Clarity Audiology & Hearing Solutions is an independently-owned and operated clinic that focuses on quality of care and personalized friendly service. Our Doctors of Audiology are highly trained with advanced degrees and take the time to provide the personalized care and attention that you need and deserve. We provide advanced hearing aid options that personally calibrated with cutting-edge digital technology to fit your hearing loss, your unique ear anatomy, and your individual listening needs.
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