What to do with hearing aids when they get wet?

Shake it gently to get as much water out as possible. Allow the hearing aid to dry with the battery cover fully open, preferably in a hearing aid dehumidifier. You may need to leave the hearing aid in the dehumidifier for a day or two, depending on the amount of water exposure. You can also use the old tried and true method of rice.

As rice absorbs water, it can be used as a dehumidifier for electronic devices. Place a cup of uncooked rice in a bowl and place the headphones inside. Close the lid and leave it for 24 hours. The rice will suck all the moisture out of the hearing aids, leaving them dry and ready to use.

Test your hearing aids by inserting new batteries and turning them on. You will not be able to dry all the components of the hearing aid in this way, so it's best to leave the battery cover open and let the device air dry. If you've tried some suggestions, but you're still dealing with damaged hearing aids that aren't working properly, it's time to turn to the experts. If the damage is serious, the hearing aid can be replaced with your insurance in case of loss or damage.

It can be very simple things like a box and a drying tablet or more complex electronic devices that will dry and sterilize the hearing aids at the same time. Dryers are recommended as part of your hearing aid care routine, especially if you live in a humid climate, if you lead an active lifestyle, or if you sweat a lot. If you are visiting the local beach or pool, remember to remove your hearing aid before diving into the water. If the hearing aid gets wet with salt or dirty water, the same procedure is still correct, but the device must be immediately rinsed with fresh water before placing it in the dehumidifier.

Steve has been using hearing aids for over thirty years and Geoff is a veteran of the audiology industry. If you need more information on what to do when your hearing aids get wet, book an appointment, call 1800 340 631 or go to your local Audika clinic for advice. Dryers are a great investment for almost anyone who uses hearing technology, whether they are swimming daily or just living in a coastal climate. Whether you forget to take them out before you get into the pool or shower, or you just get caught in a storm, you and your headphones will find some water.

They are worth investing in, as they will ensure that your hearing aids last longer even if you never drop them in the water. THIS PRODUCT IS NOT AVAILABLE FOR GENERAL PUBLIC PURCHASE WITHOUT A CONSULTATION WITH A HEARING HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONAL. We can arrange a consultation with a trusted independent hearing care professional in your area. The hearing aids will allow Lucas to keep working and help him maintain his connection to the world around him.