Do you work out or go to the gym regularly? Are you a hearing aid user? If so, you may not realize that you could damage your hearing aids while exercising if you aren’t careful. That is why we have put together some helpful tips for using your hearing aids while exercising.
4 Tips for Wearing Hearing Aids While Exercising
Whether you are going to the gym or simply going on a run, it is important to be mindful of your hearing aids while exercising; you want to protect your investment. Here are 4 tips on wearing your hearing aids while exercising:
- Make sure your hearing aids are secured in place. When exercising, you want to make sure that your hearing aids don’t fall out. For example, you may want to wear a headband that will hold your device(s) in place. There are also hearing aid clips that are specifically made for people with active lifestyles which can help prevent your hearing aid from falling and hitting the floor or getting lost or even stepped on.
- Protect your hearing aids from sweat. Any type of moisture, including sweat, can damage your hearing aid device(s). So when exercising, you may want to wear a sweatband in order to prevent sweat from getting into your ears and damaging your hearing aid(s). There are also covers that are specifically made to protect hearing aids.
- Clean and dry your hearing aids. We recommend that you clean and dry your hearing aid(s) after exercising. Use the soft, dry cloth from your hearing aid cleaning kit to dry them off to avoid getting moisture inside of them. If sweat or any moisture did get inside, you may want to consider using a hearing aid drying unit for storage to keep the aids in optimal condition.
- Examine your hearing aids after exercising. It is wise to examine your hearing aid(s) after exercising to make sure that the tubing or wires have not come loose and that all of the pieces of your device(s) are intact.
Your hearing aids help you hear and communicate, and without them, you may have hard time communicating with your fitness instructor or your workout partners. So keep them in and follow our tips, and you will have no problem wearing your hearing aid(s) while exercising.
Consult with the Hearing Experts at Kenwood Hearing Center
If you or a loved one have have questions or concerns about working out or going to the gym with hearing aids, we would be happy to help. Please contact us via our website in order to schedule an appointment with one of our experienced hearing care professionals.