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8 Tips to Maximize Your Hearing Tech

Who knew giving your hearing aid batteries a break could make such a difference? Discover these and other DIY maintenance tips to help keep your devices in top shape through the summer sounds and beyond.

 

Heading for the Sand and Waves? Protect Your Hearing Aids!

8 Simple Do’s & Don’ts

When it comes to hearing aids, a little TLC can go a long way toward helping them perform their best. Whether your summer includes hitting the backyard pool, setting sail, or just catching some sun on the sand, dive into these quick maintenance tips to keep the fun at hand.

DO consider using a hearing aid dryer or dehumidifier, which not only dries and sanitizes your devices as you sleep but can also double as their regular storage container. Convenient and easy!

DON’T swim wearing hearing aids or allow water and sand on them. Along with using …

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Q&A: Water and Hearing Aids

Q: Are my hearing aids really kaput if they get wet?

A: If you only knew how often we get this important question. As powerful as they are, hearing aids — like all electronics — have a couple of Achilles’ heels, and one of them is water. The moisture could come from a swimming pool, a shower, or even the sweat from working out or soaking up a hot summer day, but it all comes down to this: Wetness can permanently put your hearing aids out of commission.

Of course there’s always the potential miracle — who hasn’t heard the occasional story of a friend or loved one accidentally putting their hearing technology, personal music player, smartphone, or other treasured device through the washing machine only to have it continue working without seemingly skipping a beat? That’s some rare luck, however, so it’s important to stick to prevention.

Here …

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