Hearing aids can be damaged by:
- extreme heat
- moist or humid environments
- attempting repairs to the electronic systems by a non-expert.
Take the following steps to keep your hearing aids in good working order:
- don’t wear them when swimming, showering or in any wet environment. Wear a hat if it’s raining
- take them out and put them in their case when going to the beach, swimming in the pool or going to the hairdresser
- take them out (or take extra care) when applying products that have chemicals such as hair products, aftershave, insect repellent, sunscreen
- keep them away from cleaning liquids and solvents at home and at work
- avoid putting them in extreme heat such as the sun, oven or heater. Don’t leave them in the car
- only use a dehumidifier (supplied by your hearing service provider) to dry your aid out. Do not dry in an oven, microwave or with a hairdryer
- only allow the hearing service provider to tune or repair electronic systems (as they are made up of internal electronics and external interfaces).