How-To Series: Expanding the Life of Your Hearing Aids

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Hearing aids are fine-tuned pieces of technology which are sensitive to a number of risk factors, such as extreme temperatures, but perhaps the one condition that is most detrimental to them is humidity. There are some measures that you can take to prevent water and moisture from affecting them that are dictated by common sense, such as not swimming or showering while wearing the devices.

However, we are not always able to control the way humidity affects our hearing aids. When hot air from the outside environment enters the ear and hits the cool surface of the device, condensation occurs. As a result, tiny droplets form and enter the inner parts of your hearing aid. This can cause corrosion as well as build-up in the tubing and blockages of the hearing device’s openings, leading to malfunction of its electronic parts.

Perspiration is another factor that can cause excessive moisture. If you do enjoy regular physical exercise, the humidity caused by sweat can also potentially damage your devices. In warmer weather, excessive perspiration can occur even without high activity levels being present.

As hearing aids can be quite a costly investment, it is understandable why one would do their best to prolong their life as much as possible. Thankfully, there is a resolution that can help you tackle humidity and prevent it from causing the devices to malfunction and that is the usage of drying boxes.

Drying boxes work by creating the perfect environment for your hearing aids whilst also extracting the excess moisture from them, thus preventing corrosion from occurring. In addition to managing humidity, they also protect your devices from getting damaged in case of impact, e.g., if they are dropped or knocked.

At Hearing Aid Accessories, we are aware of how important it is to maintain your hearing aids properly, ensuring that you get the most of them by elongating their life as much as possible. This is why we have compiled a list of our favourite drying products to help you discover the one that suits your hearing aids best:

This brilliant product uses heat, moving air and a desiccant to sanitize your hearing device and drain moisture. You can use it to store and maintain your aids overnight, ensuring that no damage will occur. It is suitable for all hearing devices, including hearing aids, cochlear implants, microphones, headpieces and others.

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Phonak Charge and Care Case

The Care Case is an amazing device that not only protects your Phonak hearing aids, but also charges them! It uses UV light treatment and an electronic drying process to keep your device humidity-free and sanitized, preventing any dirt and bacteria from building up.

Suitable for all hearing aids, this product is perfect for fast dehumidification, using a 360 ⁰ UV-C pulsed air-drying system. It also helps keep bacteria away, thus preventing infections. And the best part? The entire drying and cleaning cycle takes only 30 minutes!

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Perfect clean hearing aid cleaning system

Using ground-breaking technology, the PerfectClean System prepares your hearing aids for their next use in three unique steps: cleaning, drying, and disinfecting. With the help of an air-drying system, antibacterial cleaning solution and a UV-C lamp, the System ensures your devices receive the care that they deserve.

In addition to keeping your hearing aids safe while they dry, this astounding device is also compact and stylish. It provides a secure drying cycle at the touch of a button and features a USB cable, providing availability for either a mains plug connection or a connection to your PC/Laptop.

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Are you looking for the most effective way to prolong the life of your hearing aids? Browse our drying products today and ensure that your devices receive the care they need to perform at their full potential!

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