Ms Doyle won the 2017 'Irish Audiologist of the Year. The competition is organised by leading hearing aid battery manufacturer Rayovac, a division of Spectrum Brands Holdings Inc., who this year welcomed a new sponsor, The European Federation of Hard of Hearing People (EFHOH), on board, joining longstanding partners Audio Infos, and the European Hearing Instrument Manufacturers Association (EHIMA).
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Hearing aids can help you to live a full and active life despite loss of hearing, but taking care of them is vital to ensure that they continue to function well at all times. The winter can be a particularly difficult time for those who wear hearing aids, so taking some extra precautions can help to protect them from damage and keep you hearing well.
Here at Hidden Hearing, we often hear from customers who find it hard to look after their hearing aids in the winter. Being prepared can help to minimize damage, which can be caused when the temperature changes suddenly. Here are a few ideas to prevent the problems that can occur when moving from indoors to outdoors when the weather is cold.
Top Tips To Care For Your Hearing Aids This Winter:
1. Prepare for success. If you’re aware that problems may arise, they’ll be much easier to deal with. Carry spare batteries with you, as batteries can drain more quickly in cold weather, and ensure that you always have the correct equipment for drying and storing your devices if you’re away from home.
2. Keep them dry. Hearing aids can sustain a great deal of damage if the moisture that builds up in them is not removed. There are many ways to reduce this, including wearing a hat or sweatband to absorb sweat and prevent a buildup of moisture in your ears, but you should also consider using a hearing aid dehumidifier to dry the devices thoroughly before storing them.
3. Protect them during sports. If you love winter sports, don’t feel that you have to miss out because you’re wearing hearing aids. You can immerse yourself in your hobbies as long as you protect your hearing aids, so either remove them or use hearing aid sweatbands or protective gear to keep them dry.
4. Give them a break. Caring for your hearing aids properly will prolong their life and ensure your hearing does not suffer. Remove moisture as soon as possible once you get inside, and check whether any condensation has built up in the battery compartment.
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Digital hearing aids are highly sophisticated and discreet devices that no one need know you are wearing. They offer a fantastic hearing experience, and you can try them out when you visit our team of expert audiologists. If you are experiencing hearing loss, or already wear hearing aids but feel that your hearing could be better, we are on hand to help.
Hidden Hearing is Ireland’s leading private provider of hearing care solutions, and our national network includes over seventy-five branches and clinics. We will be delighted to offer you a free hearing test, and to help you to find the best hearing solutions for you. Contact Hidden Hearing online today, or pop into your local branch.