Winters are tough for your hearing care devices. Learn how to preserve them during the winters.
When your teeth tapping against each other and your ears tries to mould into a small spoon that part of an year is called winter. Winter is coming – The words of house stark in game of thrones terminology literally means there will be reckoning. It’s cold outside! When the temperatures are falling below the pleasant cool breeze, you are not the alone in this fight your hearing aid device can also be affected by the frost bite. You must prepare extra protection that is required to your device during the winter months, so you avoid having to get them repaired.
YOUR HEARING AIDS WILL GET WET
Moisture and condensation is the real enemy to your hearing aids in the months of winter. That’s why it’s a smart move to check them on a regular basis during the cold season.
Few signs of moisture inside your hearing aid device are sound amplifying, faded sound, auto tune noise, your hearing aids working on and off, and the batteries draining out more quickly than usual.
REMOVE YOUR DEVICE’S BATTERY AND KEEP THEM WARM
Cold weather is not easy on the hearing aid’s batteries as they fail to work finely in the cold temperatures. The cold weather can spoil their quality and shorten their work life expectancy. The best thing you can do to preserve them is to store the batteries at room temperature
WIPE THEM DRY DURING THE NON-USAGE TIME
Your glasses tend to bedew in cold weather, temperature tendencies from high warm to low cold or the vise-versa can create condensation and moisture internally in your hearing aids. Therefore, it is suggested to open the battery sockets on the hearing aids at night to air out the batteries or to use a warming box.
KEEP YOUR EARS WARM
Earmuffs or a beanie are a smart idea. Not just to keep your ears warm, they also protect your hearing aid device from rain and snow as well as moisture buildup which can lead to spoilage inside the hearing aids.
A beanie cap could also help keep your hearing aid device warm and dry if you are outside in the snow. The most important thing to remember is: Dry and warm hearing aids are safe and perfect hearing aids!
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