What to Know When Exercising with Hearing Aids

Today’s hearing aids are designed to fit the wearer’s lifestyle. That means a wearer can do anything with their hearing aids that they used to do without them. Thankfully, that even holds true for exercising!

Exercising with hearing aids isn’t just possible—it’s also recommended. Wearing your hearing aids while at the gym or playing sports helps keep you safe and ensures you stay in communication with other athletes when playing a team sport. But, as you can imagine, you need to take special care while exercising and after you’re finished with your activity.

Protecting your hearing aids while exercising

Moisture should be your number one concern when it comes to playing sports with hearing aids. Behind-the-ear (BTE) hearing aids are particularly vulnerable to getting sweaty or wet. When that happens, the circuit can become damaged. Luckily, you can easily prevent sweat from touching them by wearing a headband or investing in a sweat-resistant hearing aid pouch.

If you’re playing a physical sport like basketball or soccer, there’s always a risk of the hearing aids falling onto the ground. The best method to prevent that is using a clip to attach the aids to your clothes. Hearing aid clips are inexpensive and can save you from needing to replace your devices.

Protecting your hearing aids after exercising

You’ll want to perform some extra care after you’re done exercising with hearing aids. Thoroughly clean your devices after each workout to remove any ear wax or other debris. Additionally, you’ll want to use a hairdryer or air blower to get rid of any moisture.

If you’re an avid athlete, we recommend buying a dry box to store your hearing aids in overnight. A dry box is a storage container that essentially acts as a dehumidifier and removes any moisture you may have missed while cleaning them. Keeping your devices as dry as possible prolongs their lifespan, ensuring you shouldn’t have to replace your hearing aids anytime soon.

Get your hearing aids from us

If you think you might need hearing aids, or if you’re in the market for new ones, be sure to come to Vancouver Hearing Aid Center. These are a few of the reasons to work with us:

  • Evaluations: We don’t just sell and repair hearing aids—we also perform hearing evaluations. After a thorough test, we’ll be able to recommend a hearing solution customized for your needs.
  • A perfect fit: No two ears are alike, which is why each hearing aid needs to be fitted just for you. We provide fittings to ensure your devices fit perfectly and you understand how to use them.
  • Affordable prices: You can’t put a price on your hearing, but you also don’t want to pay a fortune for your new hearing aids—and you won’t have to when you shop with us. All of our devices are competitively priced.

Look no further than Vancouver Hearing Aid Center if you’re having trouble with your hearing and think you may need hearing aids. Call us today to set up an evaluation or to learn more about playing sports with hearing aids.