If you plan on cooling off by the pool this summer, you need to make sure your hearing aids are protected. Let’s look at five ways to keep your device safe while enjoying a summer swim.
Avoid Getting Hearing Aids Wet
The most obvious advice is usually obvious for a reason. If you want to ensure your hearing aids don’t get wet while you take a swim at Salvador Perez Swimming Pool, then you have to take them out and store them somewhere they won’t get wet. This can be in their own case, or if you forgot to bring it, a Ziploc bag.
Get the Right Hearing Aid Accessories
The right hearing aid accessories can help keep your device safe this summer.
- Hearing aid sleeves: Are water-resistant and protect your hearing aids from moisture, dirt and other debris. While they won’t protect your hearing aid if it’s completely immersed in water, they can help minimize the damage.
- Hearing aid cords: These connect from the hearing aid and are clipped to your shirt or jacket. They can prevent your device from accidentally falling into the pool or lake if you’re only dipping your feet in.
Consider a Drying Box
Drying boxes use air and heat to remove excess moisture. Some even use UV light which can kill bacteria. They can be used nightly as a safe, moisture-free place to store your hearing aids.
As a bonus, they can also come in handy if your hearing aid accidentally falls into the water. Just make sure to first remove your device from the water and wipe off any moisture that you can immediately. Then take out the batteries and wipe off the battery compartment, before placing your hearing aid in the drying box.
Consider Hearing Aid Insurance
If you are accident-prone or just feel like you want a little extra protection for your device, you can look into insurance policies to help cover any damages your hearing aid might endure. Different manufacturers have different policies so it’s best to do some research to see what options are available to you.
Use Waterproof Hearing Aids
If you spend a lot of time in the water or have had several mishaps with getting your device wet in the past, you might want to consider waterproof hearing aids. They allow you to get in the pool or participate in water sports without having to remove them before you get in.
For more information or to make an appointment with one of our experts, call Southwestern Hearing & Balance today.