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Tips for Caring for Your Hearing Aids in Cold Weather

Tips for Caring for Your Hearing Aids in Cold Weather - Hearing, Balance and Speech Center

During winter, your hearing aids need special care and handling just like any other electronic devices. In order to protect your hearing aids, you should limit your exposure to extreme temperatures and follow our other tips for caring for your hearing aids in cold weather. Even if you don’t live in a place where it gets very cold, you can benefit from our hearing aid tips.

Protecting Your Hearing Aids

When the temperature drops, your hearing aids can suffer from being exposed to the elements. You should wear hats, ear muffs, or headbands when you are outside in the cold. There are several implications for your hearing aids if they get too cold:

  • The cold weather can affect the functions of the delicate, high tech devices.
  • Extreme cold weather has been known to cause battery drain, shortening the life of your hearing aid batteries.
  • Condensation can build up when you move from the cold outside to the heat inside. This can cause put your hearing aids at risk for water damage.

In addition to wearing protective, warm weather gear, you can protect your hearing aids from being damage due to cold winter weather by following our 5 tips:

  1. Keep your hearing aids clean by wiping them down with a soft, dry cloth daily.
  2. Leave the battery door open when not wearing them.
  3. Invest in a hearing aid dryer case or dehumidifier to store them in when you are not wearing them.
  4. Never leave them outside or in your car, even if they are in the case.
  5. Keep your regular maintenance appointments with your audiologist.

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Research / Sources

  1. https://www.who.int/news-room/fact-sheets/detail/deafness-and-hearing-loss