Hearing in the Rain
If you like singing in the rain then you need to be able to hear the sound of music to enjoy it.
The sounds of nature can be relaxing and good for your general well-being. Natural beauty can be a great enhancer of your quality of life, if you let it. Just think of those walks in the park or the woods, those trips to the zoo with your kids or the thunder and lightening of a sudden afternoon downpour that inspires or calms you. In order to do this you need to be able to hear and listen to the sounds of nature properly. If you are losing your hearing, wearing hearing aids help with this.
A hearing aid will not restore your hearing loss but it will help you to hear sounds in a natural way. When you go out in the rain, and you are not prepared with an umbrella or a hat, your hearing aid may get wet. When this happens, how are you going to take care of it? Drying out your hearing aid properly is essential for long-term care. You may even accidentally forget to take your hearing aid off whilst you are having a shower at home. If you get caught out and your hearing aid gets wet then here is some advice on what to do:
- Switch off your hearing aid immediately
- Remove the battery from the hearing aid then dry the battery off with a dry cloth
- Make sure that the battery compartment is open then shake your hearing aid to remove all the water
- Place your hearing aid on a newspaper in a moderately warm place for several hours with the battery compartment open
Using a dehumidifier
Even if your hearing aid doesn’t get wet a dehumidifier is a very useful device for the maintenance and care of hearing aids. It removes all humidity, dries the wax out, and eliminates any odour and bacteria. Here is how to use a dehumidifier effectively to care for your hearing aid:
- Open the battery compartment and take out the battery, leave the battery compartment open
- Dry the hearing aid and the battery with a dry cloth
- Place your hearing aid and battery in an appropriate dehumidifying system
- Keep your devices in the dehumidifying system for 24 hours, or 3-4 drying cycles
- After the 24 hours or the 3-4 cycles, place a new battery (or fully recharged one) into the hearing aid and check if it works
If your, or your loved one’s hearing aid accidentally gets wet, it doesn’t have to ruin your hearing. Ask one of our professional hearing care consultants at Clarisound for some advice. If all of the above sounds a bit daunting – simply get a waterproof hearing aid! Yes we do have them rated IP 68 so they will stand immersion ?