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Preparing Your Hearing Implants for Warmer Weather- Part I

Tuesday, August 2, 2016 7:28:07 PM Australia/Melbourne

Preparing Your Hearing Implants for Warmer Weather- Part IIt doesn’t matter where you are in the world, summer weather comes but once a year. You prep for weeks- hitting the gym as often as you can, watching what you eat, hopefully planning some sort of vacation away, and definitely dreaming of more relaxing times.

 

It always seems to sneak up, doesn’t it? Here before you’re fully prepared and then gone in a flash. This can be an especially tough season if you have hearing impairments, as extra preparation is imminent. The reason hearing aids can be so helpful, is due in part to their complex design. They’re made up of many different tubes, connectors and microphones. Just as you wouldn’t throw many of your technological devices into water, or slather them with sun tan lotion, the same advice goes for your hearing aids. Even perspiration from your face or body can corrode the materials in a hearing device.

 

That being said, nobody wants you to hole up in your hotel room for the duration of your trip. Thanks to advances in technology and decades of scientific research, those with hearing impairments are still set up for success when planning your next warm weather getaway.

 

There are several cool advancements and enhancements that we’ve found worthy of profiling. One in particular is a unique nano-coating. This nano-coating was discovered and marketed by different military groups, so that soldiers’ uniforms (like their pants and jackets) were protected. The coating provides a solid barrier between the material or in this case, equipment of a hearing aid, and the forces of nature around it. Without the nano protection, any impending liquids or materials would penetrate the object. With the nano protection, these forces just roll off the material or equipment, not causing it any harm. Certain experts have compared it to a Scotch guard.

 

It’s also important to check out the labels of your hearing aid, determine whether they are water-resistant or waterproof. There is a big different between the two—one is made of materials that are resistant to moisture, the other is completely sealed against water and earwax. When you’re equipped with the right knowledge, you can make the decisions which will prolong the life of your hearing aid.

 

We’ve covered preparing existing hearing aids for warm weather. But it’s also important to think about what elements or characteristics you may need in a hearing aid, once the spring and summer arrive. Think about all of the noisy, yet exciting events that begin to show up on the calendar. While they’re a joy to behold, the noise level may be a bit much for those suffering from hearing loss. We recommend that this audience looks specifically into noise reduction hearing aids, so that you’re fully set up for success.

 

This is just the tip of the iceberg as you properly plan for warm weather. Look for future posts both to continue the warm weather conversation, and to conversely prepare you for the chiller months.

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Hearlink Admin