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How to Stay Active Without Damaging Your Hearing Aids
Being active is an important part of maintaining your overall health. However, you might also be experiencing hearing loss and wearing hearing aids, and are therefore wondering how to manage your active lifestyle with these devices.
What you don’t want is to have your hearing aids become yet another reason why you’re not moving more and staying fit. If you’re someone who enjoys exercising, then find out more about how to stay active without damaging your hearing aids so you can take good care of yourself and your health.
Do I Need to Wear My Hearing Aids While Exercising?
The first question you may be wondering is if you even need to wear your hearing aids while exercising. The short answer is, yes, you should always wear your hearing aids if it has been recommended that you have them. It’s important that you wear your hearing devices when you’re active, especially if you’re in a noisy or public place. You want to get the most out of what you’re doing as well as stay safe. It might also be useful to have them in if you enjoy listening to music while you work out.
Staying Active Without Damaging Your Hearing Aids
There are steps you can take to ensure that your hearing aids don’t become the reason you avoid working out and don’t move more. Below are some ways how you can stay active without damaging your hearing aids.
- Prevent sweat damage: There are several ways you can prevent sweat damage to your hearing aids while exercising. You can either wear a sweat-absorbing headband or slip on a sweat-resistant cover onto your hearing aids during moments of intense exercise. Getting moisture in your hearing aids can be highly damaging.
- Keep them in place: One way to secure your hearing aids and keep them in place is to wear a sweat-absorbing headband. You might also consider using a clip that can help you keep your hearing aids in place.
- Get your gear fitted: A helmet, headband or hood that’s not properly fitted can disrupt your hearing. Spend time researching and shopping for sporting equipment that’s designed specifically with hearing aids in mind.
- Use rechargeable batteries: You may also be wondering about your hearing aid batteries and how to ensure they remain protected. Rechargeable batteries will keep up well with your active lifestyle. Recharge your hearing aids at night and you’ll have a full day of battery life to use as you hike, bike or walk for an extended period.
Keeping Your Hearing Aids from Falling Out
Another question and matter to address are how you can keep your hearing aids from falling out if you’re an active person. It can be tricky to keep them in place if you’re moving around a lot or also wearing a mask. Below are a few tips that will help you keep your hearing aids from falling out:
- If you have long hair then pull it back and out of the way.
- Put your hearing aids on before your face mask, if you’re wearing one.
- Wear a headband to not only absorb sweat but to keep your hearing aids in place.
- Consider using a hearing aid clip or cord that can be helpful for achieving this goal.
Caring for Your Hearing Aids Post Workout
Remember to care for your hearing aids after you exercise as well. Even though you’ll take the precautions on the list above, you should always clean your hearing aids after you’re done exercising. First, take the time to wipe away any excess perspiration from your devices. After you shower and remove wax and debris from your ear, then put them back in or allow them to dry completely if you’ve had a very sweaty workout. It may also be a wise idea to get a dry box where you can store your hearing aids after working out and ensure that all the moisture is pulled from them.
These are some useful and practical tips for how to stay active without damaging your hearing aids. This is important advice to follow if you want your hearing aids to continue to work optimally and not have issues with their functioning.
The mission of Brentwood Hearing Center is to provide unmatched professional, competent, compassionate and individualized audiological and hearing services to our patients and communities. If you or a loved one is finding it difficult to hear then we encourage you to get in touch with an audiologist right away. You can learn more about Brentwood Hearing Center by calling this phone number: 615-377-0420.