How to Protect Your Hearing Aids In Cold Weather

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Ivor Lewis

Ivor Lewis

Senior Hearing Aid Audiologist at Hidden Hearing
Mr Ivor Lewis, Senior Hearing Aid Audiologist with Hidden Hearing has been an audiologist for nearly 20 years and is highly recognised as a conscientious and caring professional. Ivor has been with Hidden Hearing since 1995 and took control of the Cashel branch in 2011. This branch is now recognised as a Centre of Excellence for Hearing Care in Ireland.

As a fully qualified Fellowship member of both the British, and the Irish Society of Hearing Aid Audiologists, he has years of advanced training both locally and nationally.

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hidden-hearing-hearing-aids-hearing-lossProtect Your Hearing Aids In Cold Weather

The temperature is dropping, and we’re all hunting out the hats and gloves to keep us feeling toasty and warm this winter. However, if you wear hearing aids, you will need to take extra precautions in the cold weather to ensure the safety of your hearing aids and to make sure that your hearing stays crystal clear.

Extremes of temperature can be damaging to your hearing aid and the batteries it holds. Condensation results from temperature changes, and can get inside your hearing aid and damage it. Simply moving from the cold atmosphere outside into the warmth of your home can cause an extreme temperature change that can lead to the build up of condensation.

Problems With Your Hearing Aid

If you are concerned that your hearing aid may have been damaged, you may be aware of the following problems:

  • Does your hearing aid cut out during loud noises?
  • Are you hearing static?
  • Are sounds fading, or coming and going?
  • Are sounds distorted or muffled?
  • Is your hearing aid stopping and starting?

If you are experiencing any of these problems, check the batteries and make sure that there are no blockages that could be interrupting the sounds you are hearing. If the problems are persistent, see your audiologist for help as soon as possible.

How to Care for Your Digital Hearing Aids in the Winter

1.    Stay dry. When it’s cold and wet outside, wrapping up warmly will help you to stay snug but it will also do your hearing aids a favour, protecting them from moisture and damp. Use an umbrella when it’s raining, and make sure that your ears are covered when it’s snowing – your hat or earmuffs are your new best friend!

2.    Use hearing aid sweatbands or covers. You may sweat more as a result of moving from cold environments into warmer ones, so you’ll find hearing aid sweatbands very useful to protect your devices from moisture, dirt and dust.

3.    Remove the batteries. If you think that your hearing aid has got wet, you should remove the battery immediately to allow it to dry out. In addition, remove the batteries each night and store your hearing aid in a drying kit or dehumidifier designed to dry out the device and keep moisture at bay.

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Check out your hearing loss and try a range of the best, most discreet hearing aids available today when you visit an audiologist at Hidden Hearing, Ireland’s leading private provider of hearing care solutions.

Our national network includes over sixty-five branches and clinics, so we’re sure to have a location near you. We have a great range of excellent digital hearing aids that will help you to overcome hearing loss, so contact Hidden Hearing online today or pop into your local branch to meet our friendly team of experts.

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How to Protect Your Hearing Aids In Cold Weather
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