If you have hearing loss, hearing aids help keep you connected to the world around you. They are an investment in your physical, mental and emotional health. Certain accessories can help you maximize the benefits you get from using hearing aids and keep them working well for as long as possible.
Drying Boxes to Keep Your Hearing Aids Safe
Hearing aids are exposed to a lot of elements day in and day out. Humidity, moisture and earwax can build up on your device over time. This type of exposure can eventually cause your hearing aid’s performance to weaken. Studies have shown that hearing aids exposed to more humidity are more likely to experience receiver failure.
One of the best ways to prevent moisture and humidity from damaging your hearing aids is to use a drying box. A drying box is a small box that is used to both store and extract moisture from your hearing aids. Some drying boxes simply remove moisture from hearing aids, while others use UV light to sanitize the device as well.
Drying boxes protect your hearing aids from damage and provide a safe place for storage every night. They are portable and easy to travel with, as well. They can also double as a charger for those who use rechargeable hearing aids.
Not only can drying boxes remove daily moisture buildup, but they can also help prevent damage if your hearing aids accidentally get submerged in water or you get caught in the rain while out for a walk at Burnt Mills East Special Park.
Rechargeable Batteries and Charging Stations for Convenience
Rechargeable batteries and charging stations can free you from the constant need to change standard batteries. Hearing aid users who use standard batteries often go through 100 batteries in a single year. Rechargeable batteries can last 24 hours between charges and have a lifespan of one to five years.
Getting a charging station removes the hassle of prying open battery compartments. Users can simply place their hearing aids in the cradle for a few hours to get a full day’s worth of listening time. If you are constantly on the go, traveling, or simply don’t want to deal with the hassle, a charging station is an excellent investment to simplify your hearing aid routine.
Much like drying boxes, charging stations also act as a nightly storage spot for your hearing aids so you don’t have to worry about misplacing them.
These are but a few of the hearing aid accessories that can help simplify your hearing experience and keep your device safe. If you have questions about these or other accessories or wish to make an appointment with a hearing expert, call Hearing Center Silver Spring today.