While the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic means this summer may be different, some things haven't changed: the danger that heat and humidity can pose to your hearing aids. But there are ways to protect your devices from the three H’s of summer – heat, humidity and H2O. Learn how you can keep your hearing aids safe in hot weather.
Whatever summer activities you have planned, there are quite a few potential dangers to your hearing aids. But they can be avoided by taking some precautions. Consider the following ways to take care of your devices in the heat.
It’s worth pointing out that there’s no such thing as a truly waterproof hearing aid. However, hearing aids can be water-resistant. Such hearing aids can protect against water damage and are more durable. Still, that doesn’t mean you should expose them to danger if you can help it.
For example, if you take a shower while wearing your hearing aids, they should be fine. However, a long dip in the pool or beach excursion might result in some damage. Water-repellent coatings and lithium-ion batteries make your hearing aids more durable, but they don’t make them impervious. Full immersion in water can be dangerous to the devices.
If you’ve just been diagnosed with hearing loss, or want to upgrade your hearing aids, you might be looking into water-resistant options. Signia has a lot of options, many of which meet the IP68 standard for dust and water resistance. Our lineup includes quite a few water-resistant hearing aids. In fact, every Signia hearing aid includes a hydrophobic coating. This repels water and dirt from getting into your hearing aids. While this won’t stop all forms of water damage, it can protect against sweat and grime. Combined with protective filters over the microphones and receivers, your hearing aid will last a long time if you’re careful.
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