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4 Ways to Protect Your Hearing Aids During Exercise

Don’t let your hearing loss hold you back from your daily routine. Read on for tips on how to protect and secure your hearing aid through your workouts!

Sweatband for your BTE Hearing Aid

It’s not a proper workout if you don’t sweat! Naturally, sweat and moisture are your worst enemies here.

Hearing aid technology advances pretty quickly, and many hearing aids now have moisture control features that help keep the water out of your hearing aids. It’s best not to rely on this feature, however, since precautions should be taken to extend the lifespan of your hearing aids as a priority.

We recommend getting in hearing aid sweatbands to capture your sweat before it reaches your hearing aid. They’re easy to wash—just hand wash them or put them in a mesh pouch with your other laundry in the washing machine—and are a worthwhile investment to protect your hearing aids.

Dehumidifier for your Hearing Aid

If you find that a sweatband isn’t enough, using a hearing aid dehumidifier will help remove the remaining moisture in your hearing aids after exercising.

Storing your hearing aids in a bag of uncooked rice or salt (preferably large grains, so the small grains don’t get lodged in your hearing aids) is also an economical way to rid your hearing aids of moisture.

Toupee Tape for your Hearing Aid

This one sounds like an odd one, but we promise toupee tape is perfect for more than just securing your false locks to your head!

Because the stickiness of toupee tape is double-sided, it’s perfect for securing your hearing aid behind your ear. This way, your hearing aid won’t loosen while you exercise, allowing you to move freely without worrying about your hearing aid dislodging from behind your ear.

We recommend toupee tape or any type of double-sided tape made for sensitive skin over normal double-sided tape, since the chemicals in normal double-sided tape may be bad for your skin.

Nylon Sleeve for your Hearing Aid

While the sweatband we mentioned above provides protection for behind the ear hearing aids, anyone with behind the ear or in the ear hearing aids or cochlear implants can use a nylon sleeve called “ear gear” for your hearing aids.

The spandex nylon allows the sweat to wick faster than normal cloth or knitting, and the sleeves can be washed just as easily as the sweatbands.

Both the nylon sleeve and sweatbands also protect your hearing aids from the elements, such as wind and dirt, so they can also be worn every day, even when you’re not exercising and building up a sweat.

If you have any tips for protecting your hearing aids that have worked for you, join the community and let us know by commenting below!

by Diana Ruan

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