The weather is now known as the winter season. But there is still some temperature change But still, do not forget to take care of yourself.
Due to the colder weather Inevitably affects life as well If it is a person Would have to find a sweater to wear to keep warm Changing weather Longer night time This kind of cold weather can also affect your hearing aid. Let’s see if cold is harmful to hearing aids or not?
So is cold really dangerous for hearing aids?
In fact, cold weather has both advantages and disadvantages together. It will depend on what kind of cold you encountered. Which is the advantage of cold air Comfortable and good wearing of the ear canal because wearing a hearing aid will block the ear hole from the air as it will affect the hearing of the hearing aid. That is why in many people there is a problem. Earwax stains on the ear canal or saline residue in the hearing aid Which comes from the sweat that flows from the ear hole into the hearing aid Which the cold air will act to prevent sweating More comfortable to wear Confident in wearing and more importantly Hearing aids work more efficiently than in hot weather.
But ……. Cold weather also has a disadvantage to hearing aids. Whenever you go to different places, fog can cause salt deposits in your hearing aids. Because in the mist there is water droplets inside, which causes a reaction to the hearing aid, causing moisture inside the hearing aid. As a result, there is salt drip from the hearing aid itself.
For how to treat hearing aids in the cold winter
In the care of hearing aids during the winter Can be done easily as follows
1. Remove the battery from the hearing aid after use.
Whether it is cold from cold weather Or the heat that comes from summer Every time you take out the hearing aid Must remove the battery inside as well every time. Because the battery inserted in the hearing aid is Zinc-Air if not removed. There will be a reaction to the battery, resulting in salt deposits that affect the interior of the hearing aid.
2. Do not wear hearing aids while exercising.
It’s not just the battery, it’s the cause of salt deposits in the hearing aid. Human sweat can react to hearing aids. Can also become salty Therefore, if there is a need to exert or have to exercise Always remove the hearing aid first.
3.Clean the hearing aid after use.
Use a cleaning cloth to clean the hearing aid area and keep the WAX Guard socket clean as well. Replace every 1-2 weeks / time, depending on the consistency of wearing the hearing aid.