Summer Activities & Hearing Aid Care

Summer Activities & Hearing Aid Care

Summer is finally here!

And with this active season of fun comes holiday celebrations, family vacations, swimming pools, beach days, boating and other outdoor activities that may impact the performance of your hearing aid.

Below are some scenarios and solutions that can preserve your hearing aids during these warm and humid summer months:

 

TEMPERATURE CHANGE

Moisture from a drastic change in temperature can damage hearing aids and shorten battery life. A hat or an umbrella will help prevent unwanted moisture from getting in.

WATER-RESISTANT TECHNOLOGY

If you lead an active lifestyle through the seasons, consider choosing water-resistant (note that these are not waterproof) hearing aids. These devices have a coating that protects them from perspiration and water drops.

MAKE SURE YOU’RE COVERED

Behind-the ear hearing aids are at risk for damage due to the humidity from sweat. Ask us about hearing aid protection to reduce exposure to moisture, dirt, and dust.

HIGH AND DRY

Hearing aid dehumidifiers rid your technology of moisture overnight so they’re ready to go in the morning. Use this handy tool all year round to help extend the life of your technology

SOAKED, NOT SUNK

IF your hearing aid has gotten wet, remove the batteries immediately, store the hearing aid in a dry-aid kit or dehumidifier, and contact us to find out if other steps should be taken.
 
 

NOW:
Save $$, Time & Effort on Batteries by Converting to a Rechargeable Hearing Aid

As part of an ongoing promotion, Oticon hearing aid manufacturer is offering a $250 rebate if you convert from a traditional hearing aid to a rechargeable one.
 

If you would like to make an appointment with Heard it Through the Grapevine Audiology, please call 817-488-1637, and we would be happy to help you!