Staying active is an important part of maintaining your overall health. It’s important that you are continuing to do this, even if you have hearing aids. Some people will try to use this as an excuse not to stay active as they don’t want to damage their hearing aids, but luckily there are ways to avoid this. Keep reading down below if you would like to find out more about this topic.

Prevent Sweat Damage

The first thing that you are going to need to do is prevent sweat damage. The last thing that you want is sweat leaking into them and having to send them off to a hearing instrument specialist (HIS) to get them fixed, waiting a while without hearing aids. To prevent sweat damage, you can have an absorbent headband in place, making sure that it is covering your ears or the device depending on which model you have.

Or, if you want to get some sweat resistant covers for your hearing aids, these are available. Take a look online and you will find all of the information about these that you need. If you work out regularly, then they are absolutely worth the investment.

Take Them Out

If you are super worried about what happens if they get damaged when you are staying active, then you can consider just taking them out. Of course, you have got to ensure that you are somewhere safe so that there are on safety issues with not being able to hear properly. An example of this would be if you were running along a road, this is not safe. But, if you are working out in the gym and you are the only one there, then you’re not going to need them as such.

We can understand if anyone hesitates to do this, and you don’t have to – it’s just a suggestion.

Don’t Let Them Bounce Around

Keep your hearing aids secure in your ear or on your ear. The headband that we talked about above could be helpful for this, so that is something that you should consider. You should never let your hearing aids bounce around while you are working out as this can damage the devices themselves massively. If you have done this and now the sound doesn’t sound right, make sure that you get to see your HIS as soon as possible. They will be able to identify the problem, and either fix it or send it to someone who can.

Clean After Exercise

Even if you are taking all of these precautions to keep your hearing aids safe during a workout, you still need to clean them once you are done. You don’t want any sweat or dirt droplets just sitting there on the device, waiting for the opportunity to get into it and break it. No, you want to make sure that they are in the best possible condition, which means that they need to be cleaned regularly anyway so should be familiar with the routine.

It doesn’t take too long to clean your hearing aids, you just need to make sure that you are taking your time and getting all of the smaller parts.

Speak to a Professional

If you would like to hear the advice straight from a professional, then you can get in touch with your HIS to see what they have to say. They will give you the in-depth, personal advice that you require to avoid damaging your hearing aids. It’s important to note that it can be done, and hearing aids have been damaged because the wearer was working out before, so it is something that you need to keep an eye on.

If you ask your HIS what the most common type of damage is when it comes to hearing aids after a workout, then you will be able to avoid it. We’re telling you right now that the leading cause of damaged hearing aids while working out is excess moisture. They may be able to give you some other tips aside from what we’ve already said to help keep sweat out of your hearing aids.

If you want some more advice, or you feel as though you would like to talk to a hearing instrument specialist, get in touch with Nu-Life Hearing Centre. Call on (855) 867-7449 to speak to a friendly member of the team who will do everything in their power to help you get to where you need to be. We look forward to hearing from you soon.

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