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10 Things You Shouldn't Do With Your Hearing Aids

10 Things You Shouldn't Do With Your Hearing Aids - Hearing, Balance and Speech Center

Your hearing aids are not only valuable and an asset for your hearing, they are an important investment. That makes learning how to keep them safe and working optimally very important too. Here are 10 things you shouldn’t do with your hearing aid(s).

  1. Don’t wear them in the bath, shower, rain, or while swimming. Unless, of course, you have waterproof hearing aids, they should not get wet. Know the water rating for your hearing aids so that you can have a good idea of whether you can get them wet or not. Most hearing aids cannot get wet.
  2. Don’t expose them to chemicals (like cleaning products) or hair products. In fact, you shouldn’t style your hair at all with your hearing aids in because besides hair products, a hair dryer can also damage your hearing aid.
  3. Don’t carry them without a case.
  4. Don’t expose your hearing aids to extreme temperatures. That includes not leaving them in the car where it can get too hot sitting in the sun even if the temperature outside isn’t high. That also includes not storing your hearing aid batteries in the refrigerator like you would with regular batteries.
  5. Keep your hearing aids and accessories out of the reach of children and pets.
  6. Don’t let anyone else use your hearing aids. They are designed, molded, programmed, and calibrated specifically for you.
  7. Don’t leave your batteries in stored hearing aids for a long period of time.
  8. Don’t forget to clean and air out your hearing aids on a daily basis.
  9. Don’t sleep with your hearing aids in.
  10. Lastly, don’t hesitate to call us if you have any questions about your hearing aids or your hearing health!

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Sources

  1. https://gulfgatehearing.com/blog/dos-donts-hearing-aids/
  2. https://audiologyandhearingaids.net/blog/hearing-aid-repairs-what-you-should-and-shouldn-t-do-yourself
  3. https://www.thcp.co.uk/news/article/7-things-you-need-to-know-about-hearing-aids/