Hearing Aids And Hiking

With interstate travel still banned we all have to make the most of what is on our doorsteps. Hiking at the weekends is popular and, if you have recently lost your job then, you may have the freedom to go hiking anytime you feel like it. If you, or your loved ones, are losing your hearing then you can make the most of enjoying the great outdoors by wearing a suitable hearing aid. The sounds of nature will enliven and relax you and you can communicate better with other hikers, more safely.

Hearing The Great Outdoors

If you haven’t tried it already, enjoying a hike through breath-taking scenery is one of life’s joys. The chance to get away from it all, breath fresh air, stretch your legs, and surround yourself with nature. If you, or your loved ones, are losing your hearing then you should wear a suitable hearing aid while hiking. A hearing aid will allow you, and your loved ones, to better appreciate the full outdoor experience nature has to offer; especially the sounds of nature. Don’t worry about damaging your hearing aid with wind, rain or perspiration.

Tips For Hearing And Hiking

  1. The sounds of nature will relax you. Exercise will invigorate you. Breathing will help you to live in the moment. Wearing a suitable hearing aid helps you to use all of your five senses whilst you are hiking and enjoying nature. Mother nature may however throw some obstacles in your hiking path. Dealing with dampness, especially if you are away for an extended period of time and are caught in a downpour, can be resolved by taking a soft, dry cloth to absorb moisture in the battery compartment. Store your cloth in a sealed rucksack.
  2. Hiking can involve strenuous physical activity and you’re likely to build up a sweat which could impair your hearing aid. You may not have access to electricity to use a sophisticated hearing aid dehumidifier, but you can take the small jar, or sealed container, that contains drying agents like silica gel. Store your hearing aid in the jar for a while or overnight and your hearing will be ready for use again in a while.
  3. Getting caught in a downpour is highly likely and highly unpredictable. So take precautions by wearing a broad brimmed hat to protect your hearing aid from downpours. There are a new range of water resistant hearing aids available that will be equally effective at preventing water damage. Just ask one of our friendly, professional audiologists at Clarisound to recommend a suitable waterproof hearing aid when you, or your loved one, drops in to a Clarisound for a free hearing test.
  4. Communication is key for enjoyment and safety. Before setting off on your hike ask one of our audiologists at Clarisound to program the direction of your microphone, so as to pick up noise from behind you as you lead the hike with your loved ones. There are multiple ways that you can customise your hearing aid for hiking, or other activities.

If you, or your loved ones, are losing you hearing and thinking of going hiking, take a hike down to Clarisound and get some good hearing care advice from one of our friendly, professional audiologists. If you don’t want to fit a hearing aid straight away, at Clarisound we won’t tell you to take a hike!