Winter is late this year. Low temperatures, storm winds, and snowstorms are coming. Therefore, during this time, it is necessary to think about proper care of hearing aid and hearing. Each season has its own virtues and weaknesses. It is essential to understand those virtues and flaws, to properly care about hearing aids and the quality of our lives.

Winter threats

Winter brings us colder temperatures, cold winds, snow, rain, but our homes in winter are warm. This transition from winter cold to warm temperature in your home and vice versa is causing changes in your ear. When entering from a cold environment into a warm interior, the ear gets warmer and produces condensation. You also need to be aware that sledding, skiing, and other sports activities in the winter increase sweating. Sweating increases the moisture inside the ear and thus increase the possibility for moisture to reach into the hearing aids. Accordingly, we recommend taking special care of the hearing aid under such conditions or purchasing a small hearing aid de-condensing device to ensure quality care of hearing aid. This device will remove moisture from your hearing aid.

Spring and autumn bring similar threats

Spring and autumn are the seasons that bring a substantial amount of rain, fog, and humidity. Outside air moisture affects the moisture in your ear. It is crucial to keep your hearing aid is dry. Water and excessive moisture can significantly damage your hearing aid if you do not take action and dry the hearing aid properly. This does not mean that you should not wear a hearing aid when it rains: until there is no direct contact between the hearing aids and water your hearing aid is safe.

Hot summer days

Summer can bring similar problems as winter. The air temperatures are high, and you keep your home temperature lower, so your home is pleasantly chilled. Sudden changes in temperature when entering and leaving home can cause moisture in the ear. Moisture in your ear is dangerous for the battery of your hearing aid. Increased sweating during hot summer days increases moisture in the ear. Be sure to thoroughly clean sand from the beach and other crumbs that may damage your hearing aid. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us.

Cleaning of hearing aids

After enjoying a beautiful day, it is essential to take care of the hearing aid. Remove the hearing aid and clean the earwax that may have accumulated throughout the day. Earwax is necessary for cleansing and protecting your ear but can be harmful to the hearing aid. When removing earwax, be careful and remove any bits that should not be on the hearing aid such as sand, dust, crumbs, etc. Use professional cleaning tools and avoid those containing alcohol. Alcohol can damage the hearing aid. Dry and clean the hearing aid and store it in a safe place. If you have any questions, you can see more info on our site, or you can contact us.