Exercise helps improve blood circulation, muscle function, joint movement, and can even have a positive effect on emotional health. Having hearing aids shouldn’t stop you from getting these great health benefits. Learn how to keep your hearing aids safe and secure when exercising.
Keep Them Dry
Exercise increases your heart rate, so you’ll probably be sweating at some point during your routine. Wear a sweatband to protect your hearing aids from becoming damp or damaged. While most hearing aid styles are water-resistant, you can help increase their life by protecting them from moisture and bacteria growth.
Use a dehumidifying device or store hearing aids in a special drying container to safely remove excess moisture.
Secure With Special Clips or Tape
During rigorous workouts like running or cycling, hearing aids may become loose. If you have behind-the-ear hearing aids, ask about a retaining wire or “kickstand.” For very rigorous exercise, you can clip them to your clothes or secure them behind your ear with double-sided toupee tape.
Inspect Them Regularly
Inspect your hearing aids often, especially if you exercise regularly. Notable signs of damaged hearing aids—besides decreased performance—include discoloration and dirt or rust build-up. Schedule an appointment with your audiologist if your hearing aids don’t seem to be working properly.
Just like regular exercise, our team at Associated Hearing Professionals believes that your hearing health is a vital part of your overall health. We proudly offer audiology services and the latest hearing aid technology to residents throughout the St. Louis and Chesterfield, MO area. Call us at 314-725-2686 to learn more about our services.