Swimming with your hearing aid
When you think about summer, do you ever wonder if a hearing aid is possible to have a bath? When the temperatures rise and the sun shines, you will certainly enjoy a refreshment just like everyone else. The cool nose offers you a welcome change on hot days. The lakes are particularly inviting, the outdoor baths are open and both children and adults are splashing in the cold. But if you have a hearing aid, it is extremely important to protect the advanced technology. In the following guideyou will find the points you need to keep in mind.
Drop before diving
Before you indulge in the pleasures of water, you should know and think as a hearing aid carrier. Because of its function, your hearing aid has several openings, e.g. on the battery compartment, on the listener and on the microphone. Liquid can enter these openings while swimming. That's why it's important for safety that you remove your hearing aid before you go swimming and diving. Put your hearing aid in a box or something. Storage should be in a dry and cool place. This protects your hearing aid not only from moisture but also from heat. Under no circumstances should you expose your hearing aid to direct sunlight. Otherwise the sensitive hearing aid can be damaged. You shouldn't leave your hearing aids in the car during the hot temperatures either. The inside of the car may warm up so much that your little helpers could get hurt.
Optimum care and good protection
Also remember to protect your hearing aid from moisture. Do not forget to store it separately, for example you should not keep your hearing aid in a bag with wet towels.
Avoid heavy rain or steam baths when wearing your hearing aid. Do you do sports or stay out in the summer, your skin sweats. The resulting condensation in turn leads to moisture, including in your ears. There are special covers for your hearing aid to provide additional protection. Even if you are using a protective cover, you should proceed routinely every night:
- You should remove any accumulated sweat from the connecting hose in your hearing aid.
- Remove the batteries and leave the battery compartment open. This allows the accumulated moisture to evaporate during the night hours.
- Use a special drying box that you get from your acoustician to optimally store and dry your device.
Water sports and hearing aids
Are you a person who likes to go swimming and play sports in cool wet? Especially children often forget to remove the button from the ear before swimming and diving. Water-tight hearing aids are particularly worthwhile when they come into contact with water frequently. Such products have a special history. An additional membrane is used to protect the openings. No water can penetrate, but the sound waves are still adequately transmitted. You can use such a hearing aid up to a water depth of approximately one meter. This allows you, as a hard-hearing person, to perceive your surroundings acoustically when you are in the water, and it is possible for you to perceive clues, for example, from the bathmaster.
When your hearing aid falls into the water
Your hearing aid may accidentally fall into the water. In that case, you should take it to the auditory auditor of your trust. There is a professional assessment of whether there has been damage to your hearing aid. Possible malfunctions can be experienced and possibly corrected immediately.
The best bathing tips for you:
- Before you shower, bathe or swim, you should remove your hearing aid.
- You should protect your hearing aid from intense sunlight and heat.
- With special welding bands and protective covers, you can prevent sweat from entering your hearing aid.
- Make sure that your hearing aid dries and exhales well especially during the night hours.