Wearing Hearing Aids on a Windy Day: What You Should Know

Although the hearing aids of today often have noise reduction features that help eliminate unwanted noises, if you are a hearing aid user, windy days can sometimes be a problem. Even the most expensive and advanced hearing aid devices are susceptible to unwanted feedback and noise that can be caused by a strong breeze. Since wind and the direction its blowing are often unpredictable, it has been challenging for hearing aid manufacturers to create and design the perfect hearing aid that eliminates excessive wind noise “entirely.”

What is “Wind Noise?”

One of the most common issues that hearing aid users have, is “wind noise.” The term “wind noise” (as it relates to hearing aids) is when wind causes the hearing aid microphone to physically vibrate, resulting in that unwanted “whooshing” noise – just like when someone blows into a microphone.

What Can You Do

Many hearing aid users often turn their hearing aids off during windy days; this is never a good solution. Fortunately, there are in fact a few things hearing aid users can do to reduce and possibly counter the effects of “wind noise.” As we mentioned before, some hearing aids contain unique features and / or programming capabilities for windy weather which help reduce “wind noise” while maintaining volume and clarity of speech. Other solutions may include reprogramming your hearing aid, a hearing aid upgrade, simply adjusting the microphone strategically to avoid external noise or even wearing a hat. With that said, we always recommend that you discuss any issues related to your hearing aid with your hearing care professional; they can help you decide on the best course of action.

Consult with the Hearing Care Professionals at Kenwood Hearing Center

Whether you are purchasing your first hearing aid or are a long-time hearing aid user, we can help you. If you or a loved are experiencing issues with your hearing aids due or if you still have questions, we are here to help! Please contact us today and schedule an appointment at one of our convenient Ohio hearing center locations: Bowling Green, Toledo, or Wauseon. Remember, the experts at Kenwood Hearing Center are here for you to help you not only with hearing aids, but your overall hearing health.

Speak with a Specialist

Ready to start your journey to better hearing? Let our hearing care professionals find the right solution for you.

Schedule an Appointment

© 2019 Kenwood Hearing Center . All right reserved. | Privacy Policy

The purpose of this hearing assessment and/or demonstration is for hearing wellness to determine if the client(s) may benefit from using hearing aids. Products demonstrated may differ from products sold. Test conclusion may not be a medical diagnosis. The use of any hearing aid may not fully restore normal hearing and does not prevent future hearing loss. Testing is to evaluate your hearing wellness, which may include selling and fitting hearing aids. Hearing instruments may not meet the needs of all hearing-impaired individuals. One offer per customer. Insurance benefit, including Managed Care or federal reimbursements, cannot be combined with any of our promotional offers, coupons or discounts. Other terms may apply. See office for details.

Close