Keep Your Hearing Aids Dry and Working Well

One of the most common causes of hearing aid repair issues is moisture damage.  Tiny amounts of sweat, humidity, condensation, and water frequently get into hearing aids.  Hearing aids are often worn while working or engaging in physical activity.  They are often worn outdoors in extreme temperatures and then brought back inside to more comfortable temperatures where condensation forms.  Slowly these types of moisture will cause damage to hearing aids.  Moisture causes corrosion in battery compartments and other areas.  It can short out wiring.  It can cause microphones and speakers to become weak or stop functioning. 

Whether you have just purchased hearing aids, are a long-time hearing aid user, or are considering starting to use hearing aids, it is important to know how to protect such an important investment.  There are two types of hearing aid dryers that play a vital role in preventing repair issues and problems with sound quality and volume. 

Dry-aid kits are small and inexpensive jars that contain silica crystals.  The hearing aids are placed inside the jar and the crystals absorb moisture from the hearing aids overnight. 

A Dry & Store machine is a plug-in electrical device that uses silica crystals, heat, and moving air to remove moisture from devices.  Depending on how frequently hearing aids are exposed to moisture or how much protection the user desires, one of these two dryers can help prevent problems with sound quality, volume, and repairs. 

Slip-On Covers are also available for behind-the-ear hearing aids to provide an additional method of protection. 

Help protect your hearing aids and be more satisfied with them by keeping them dry!

Posted on June 17, 2018 and filed under Hearing Aid Care.