People want their hearing aids to make it easier to follow conversations in loud environments and connect with the latest technology. Many also want to ensure their device can be used while getting exercise. According to consumer research, sweat resistance is an important attribute for hearing aid users.
Is it Safe to Work Out with Hearing Aids?
While too much moisture can wreak havoc on your device, modern hearing aids are more resistant than older devices. This means that as long as you clean your hearing aids properly, sweat from exercise should not harm them.
Why You Should Work Out with Hearing Aids
Working out with hearing aids comes with many benefits, which include:
- Easier communication. Hearing loss makes it harder to process speech. Hearing aids help you to better understand others. This is helpful when it comes to staying active because it means you’ll be able to better understand your instructor when you’re in class at Kindred Yoga. It’s also helpful if you play any kind of recreational sport that requires communication with your teammate, such as doubles tennis. Some hearing aids also let you adjust settings to minimize background noise, which is especially helpful in louder environments like gyms.
- Stream music directly into hearing aids. If your hearing aids are Bluetooth-enabled, they can essentially double as a pair of wireless earbuds. This will provide high-quality sound that is clearer than using headphones, not to mention less of a hassle.
- Keeps you safe. If you like to run or bike outdoors, it’s important to be able to hear things like oncoming traffic or sirens from an ambulance so that you can react accordingly.
Post-Workout Hearing Aid Care
If you work up a sweat, make sure to take out your hearing aids and wipe them down post-workout. This is in addition to your nightly care routine, which should involve:
- Cleaning your hearing aids every night before bed. This can be done with a soft, dry cloth or a soft-bristled brush.
- Storing your device in a cool, dry place while you sleep. You can use your case or your nightstand, as long as there is no exposure to moisture or heat. For extra care, consider using a drying box. These use air, heat, and in some models, UV rays to help dry and sanitize your hearing aids.
To learn more about working out with hearing aids or to schedule an appointment with one of our specialists, contact Premier Medical Group today.