Waterproof Hearing Aids: Pros and Cons
Water, sweat and humidity can present a lot of challenges to the users of hearing aids necessary as part of nerve deafness and tinnitus treatment. Once the moisture seeps inside an electronic hearing aid it can do a lot of damage that might result in costly repairs. There’s currently a high need on the market for affordable waterproof hearing aids that allow people with symptoms of hearing loss to be able to enjoy activities outside in the hot climate environment.
However, it’s scientifically impossible for manufacturers to create 100% waterproof hearing aids as the sound waves must enter the hearing piece for you to be able to hear. Therefore, most waterproof hearing aids offer just a degree higher of water protection compared to regular affordable hearing aids.
There are some steps you can take to insure proper operation of your waterproof hearing aids like wrapping them in a thin layer of plastic wrap or super seal before inserting inside the ear canal, just make sure the layer is thin enough so you can still properly hear. Cutting your hair short or wearing it up will also helps keep the moisture away from the ears. Always have a plastic bag or storage case ready to store your waterproof hearing aids in if you are going to be exposed to a wet environment like swimming, boating or else.
Waterproof hearing aids along with their obvious pros of moisture control still have considerable cons if exposed to extreme moisture conditions, so care should be taken to protect your waterproof hearing aids by using devices like Dri-Aids that draw moisture out of the hearing aids.