Caring for your hearing aids

If you wear hearing aids, summer means protecting them against hot temperatures and increased exposure to moisture. The constant changes in temperature result in a build up of moisture inside the hearing aid so here are some of our hearing aid maintenance tips this summer.

Avoid storing your hearing aids in the glove box or on the dashboard of your car. Never leave your hearing aids in the car during the winter as the temperature inside the car can get really cold as well. You may also want to look at hearing aids with nano-coating, which makes condensation and moisture go away.
If your outdoor activity includes swimming, or anything involving water, it is best to remove your hearing aids completely. Salt water, for example, can leave crystals on your device when they dry and can cause permanent damage. When you are near the pool area, it is recommended that you don’t get near diving boards or go poolside, where there is a possibility of getting splashed.
If you are chasing the winter sun make sure that you take care when using sunscreen has oils as they can damage hearing aids. We recommend applying lotions or sprays completely before putting on your hearing aids. Be sure that the sunscreen is fully rubbed in or dry before putting your hearing aids back on or the oils will seep into open seams and microphone ports or vents.
An in the ear model is suitable if you have a mild to severe hearing loss and all the electronic components are housed completely within a custom made shell.
The size and visibility of the ITE depends on your degree of hearing loss and the shape of your ear canals. Choose a shade to suit your skin tone.

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Generally suited to those with severe hearing loss this is also a solution for people with small ear canals where manufacturing a custom in the ear device can be almost impossible.

The electronic components are located in the housing placed behind your ear, while a slim plastic tube directs the amplified sound into your ear canal.

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