In the beginning, it may not seem possible, but there will come a day when your hearing aids will feel comfortable.
So comfortable, in fact, you may forget to take them off when you hop in the shower, bath, pool or hot tub. It has happened to me. More than once.
Check the ears
It is best to get into the habit of checking your ears anytime you are about to step in water. I always stick my fingers in my ears before I hop into the shower or dive into the ocean to make sure I have my aids off.
I recommend protecting your hearing -aid investment by acquiring hearing aid insurance. We ensure our cars. Our homes. Ensure your aids. You do pay a deductible, but it is MUCH less expensive than paying another several thousand to replace a hearing aid or two should they get ruined by accidentally getting dunked in water.
Keep the aids dry
Full submersion in water isn’t the only way that water can damage your aids. Exposure to too much moisture can harm the electrical parts of a hearing aid. I have a container that resists moister in my bathroom. When about to take a shower, I remove the aids and place them in that container.
Take care when sweating, too. I usually do not wear my aids when I am exercising. However, I do wear them in the heat of the Southern California summer, and I sweat. I own a drying kit to wick any moisture away from the aids. I store mine in the drying kit each night before going to bed.
You can’t be too careful
Hearing aids are an expensive investment that can be easily damaged with too much moisture or water. Check your ears before you submerge yourself in water. Store your aids out of reach of moisture. These precautions can extend the life and functionality of your hearing aids.