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Hearing aids in the Summer

Summertime Guidelines for hearing aids

1. Be sure to remove hearing aids before partaking in water related activities (showering, swimming, boating, etc.). **NOTE: Keep in mind that the only type of waterproof hearing aids that can be immersed in water must have an IP68 certification rating.

2. Remember to bring extra supplies you may need to care for your hearing aids (wax filters, batteries, dryer/humidifier) and research at least one hearing healthcare provider in the area you are traveling to who can service your hearing aids should an emergency occur.

3. Take a moment to read over this list of guidelines to ensure your hearing aids are being cared for properly to continue maximum hearing enjoyment for the remainder of the summer and on.

4. Both lotion and spray forms can damage circuitry and clog openings, so be sure to apply prior to putting on hearing aids.

5. A hearing aid dryer will dry up the moisture that hearing aids may have acquired throughout the day to help them function at their best and help protect your ears from infection.

6. While sunscreen helps keep our skin safe and healthy in the sun, it is still a liquid, thus not so great for hearing aids.

7. If you are unsure whether or not your hearing aids have an IP68 certification, contact your hearing healthcare professional.

8. Remember to use a hearing aid dryer to store hearing aids when they are not being used.

9. Like many other electronics, hearing aids and hearing aid batteries do not fare well in extreme heat.

10. If hearing aids are not being worn, they are best to be left in a cool, dry environment.