It’s finally Spring, and we bet you are dying to get outside. We are too.
Here are a few things you need to keep in mind as the seasons change when it comes to keeping your hearing aids safe, and operational.
If you are working out, either put sleeves on your behind the ear hearing aids, or take them out.
Behind your ears can get pretty sweaty when you are working out. All that moisture is bad news for hearing aids. There are special sleeves that go over the behind-the-ear portion of your hearing aids that help keep them safe, or just take them out.
Check the weather before you go out.
You don’t have to stay inside unless the sun is out – but you should be prepared for the weather. Umbrellas are great, but if it’s going to be windy and rainy, you should probably don a rain hat.
This time of year can be just plain moist.
The transition of seasons is always a little unstable, and we all know Spring can be the wettest time of the year. When you have your hearing aids out, leave the battery door open so they can dry out, or use a dehumidifier. In a pinch, you can use the same trick we all use for cell phones who’ve taken an unexpected plunge – placing your hearing aids in uncooked white rice in a sealed bag can do wonders.
If you are going to be at the beach, leave the hearing aids at home.
Spring Break is an invigorating time of year. Many families head to the beach to alleviate the doldrums of winter. But sand and hearing aids do not mix. You are better off leaving them in a safe place.
Poolside is okay for hearing aids – but not in the pool.
As long as you can remember to remove your hearing aids before you jump in the pool, you are good to wear them poolside. We recommend taking a colorful container that you leave our nearby to remind you to pop your hearing aids into before you take a dip.
Regularly have your hearing checked. Seasonal changes can be a good reminder to schedule an assessment.
We suggest having your hearing checked even before you think there might be damage. That gives you a baseline to go off of – if you visit again in a year and there is a drastic change, you will know that you have to do more to protect yourself.
Your hearing care professional can help you determine what’s best for you and your lifestyle.
If you want to learn more, or have questions, just let us know. We’d love to see you and answer anything you’ve got for us.
Want to learn more? Make a no-obligation appointment. Should you need hearing aids, we will help you find the right design for your ears. Call (631) 993-4719 to book time with us.