Winter Hearing Aid Care Guide

Winter is coming, whether you like it or not. The changing temperatures can damage your hearing aids, so it’s important to be knowledgeable about how to keep them in great shape despite the weather changes.

Make Winter Hearing Aid Maintenance a Daily Habit

When you go from your warm house to the cold outside, condensation can form on your hearing aids. This moisture can damage the delicate parts inside them.

That’s why it’s important to check your hearing aids every day during the winter.

Watch out for:

  • Moisture on the mic, receiver, or tubing
  • Frayed or cracked tubing
  • Wax build-up on the earmold or sound outlet
  • Old or corroded batteries

How To Take Care Of Your Hearing Aids During Winter

  • Cover Your Head: When you’re out in the snow or rain, wear a hat or use an umbrella. This will keep your hearing aids dry and working well.
  • Leave Hearing Aids at Home: For intense activities like skiing or ice hockey, it’s better to leave your hearing aids at home. This keeps them safe from sweat and reduces the risk of losing or damaging them.
  • Use Earmuffs: Wear noise-canceling earmuffs to Protect your ears and hearing aids from loud noises like snow blowers.

How To Keep Your Hearing Aids Dry In Winter

Take care of where you keep your hearing aids and batteries. Never leave your hearing aids in your car overnight. Find a cool, dry place to store your batteries. If your hearing aids get wet, do these things right away:

– Take out the batteries and leave the battery compartment open to dry overnight.

– Get a drying kit or dehumidifier.

– Put your hearing aids near a gentle heat source, like a lamp.

– Place them in a bag of rice or silica gel bag to absorb moisture.

– Use a fan or a hairdryer on a low setting to dry them.

If your hearing aids start cutting in and out, making weird sounds, or have static, it might be time to visit your audiologist to check for damage.

How often should I dehumidify my hearing aids?

You should dehumidify your hearing aids every night. They can become moist from sweat, rain, or humidity, which can affect their performance. By using a dehumidifier or drying box daily, you help keep them dry and working well. This routine maintenance will extend the life of your hearing aids and ensure they continue to help you hear clearly.

Should hearing aids be cleaned daily?

Yes, hearing aids should be cleaned daily. Cleaning them every day helps them work better and last longer. It removes earwax, dirt, and moisture that can block the tiny parts inside. Just like you clean your glasses to see clearly, you need to clean your hearing aids to hear clearly. 

Use a soft, dry cloth to wipe them and a special brush to clean the small areas. Always follow the instructions that come with your hearing aids, and if you’re not sure how to clean them, ask an audiologist or your hearing aid provider for help.

Audiologists & Hearing Aids In NYC

At Audio Help Hearing Center, our friendly audiologists are experts in hearing care. We can help you find the perfect hearing aids to fit your needs and ensure that your device is working in great shape.

Audio Help Hearing Centers prides itself on delivering specialized hearing solutions through personalized service and hearing aid technology. 

Audio Help has three New York City offices conveniently located in Manhattan (Chelsea Village, Columbus Circle, and Park Avenue) and additional offices in Scarsdale, NY (Westchester County) and Stamford, CT.

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