Why Heat Is Bad for Hearing

Protect Yourself From Sun and Sweat

Hot summer
We all know that protecting our skin from the sun is a must. But what about our ears?

If you’re already a hearing aid user, you know that hot weather can spell disaster for your in-ear technology. But it isn’t the high temperatures that threaten our hearing; it’s the sweat.
Moisture—whether from humidity, sweat, or accidental water exposure—can quickly corrode the batteries and battery contacts that make your hearing aid function. That’s why we always instruct hearing aid users to remove their tech at night and open the battery door. This lets the unit air out and prepare for another day of hard hearing work.

In summer, it’s even more important to protect your tech from moisture. Try wearing a sweatband if you know you’ll be sweating, and consider investing in a dehumidifier for your technology to help keep them dry. It’s an inexpensive way to protect your investment in better hearing. If you decide to go swimming, be sure to remove your hearing aids and put them in a waterproof bag—you can always slip them back in later.

Have a wonderful summer!