Once you get hearing aids, you will want to wear them all the time since they help you hear and communicate better. However, are there times you shouldn’t wear your hearing aids? We will help answer this for you in this blog and outline when you shouldn’t wear your hearing aids and why.
4 Times You Shouldn’t Wear Your Hearing Aids
Keeping your hearing aids safe and in optimal working condition is always the goal. When you aren’t wearing your hearing aids, you should keep them in a safe, dry place like your case or your dehumidifier. Here are 4 times when you shouldn’t wear your hearing aids:
- Swimming: Don’t wear your hearing aids when you go swimming. This applies to swimming pools and the beach as well. In fact, even if you don’t plan to go in the water, you should take out your hearing aids when you are around the pool or the beach because there is always the possibility of them getting wet. Even a small splash can mean trouble for your hearing aids, especially if they aren’t designed to be water-resistant or waterproof.
- Bathing: For the same reasons you shouldn’t wear them swimming, you shouldn’t wear your hearing aids while bathing or showering. In fact, don’t keep them in the bathroom at all because the humidity can cause condensation to build inside the inner parts.
- Doing Your Hair: Don’t wear your hearing aids while styling your hair. This rule applies to both when you are doing your hair or if you are having your hair done at a salon or barber shop. Again, water can get into your hearing aids if you are having your hair washed which can cause problems for the small working parts. Hair products, sprays, and gels can cause damage to your hearing aids if they come into contact with them. In addition, the hair dryer can create noise that is uncomfortable when amplified through your hearing aids.
- Sleeping: You don’t need to hear while you are asleep. There are a few reasons why you shouldn’t wear your hearing aids while you are sleeping:
- They can fall out and get damaged.
- They aren’t calibrated for when you are lying down.
- Your ear canal needs some time to air out.
- It also allows your hearing aids to dry out.
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