2. Be Aware of Moisture
Winter brings colder temperatures, but it is the increased exposure to moisture that carries the greatest threat to your hearing aids. Moisture is your hearing aid’s worst enemy. Not only may your hearing aids be exposed to fog, rain and snow, but there is also the risk of damage from condensation. When you come back inside from the cold the quick temperature change may create moisture within your hearing aids. The same risk happens when you are bundled up outside and start doing physical activity–the movement may create sweat and cause damage. The greatest way to protect against winter moisture damage is to stay on top of your preventative tactics. If you know you will be in rain or snow bring coverage, if you will be doing physical activity outside bring coverage that breathes or wear a sweatband, and get a hearing aid dehumidifier in order to keep hearing aids dried out throughout the season.
Signs of moisture damage:
• Your hearing aid goes in and out.
• With sound comes static.
• Sounds may be unclear or warped.
3. Protect Your Batteries
as You Would Your Hearing Aids