One of the hottest topics for our clients at this time of year is whether they can wear their hearing aids for a dip in the pool or sea.
Unless you have devices that are specifically marketed as being waterproof – such as the Phonak Audeo Life – it’s a resounding ‘no’! As with any electronic device, water is no friend to your hearing aids.
Yes, most hearing aid models are water-resistant, but that’s very different from waterproof! You can wear water-resistant devices for a run or in light rain, but they shouldn’t be worn in the shower or when swimming, surfing, or for any other water sports.
However, what should you do if you’ve just jumped enthusiastically into the pool or shower and then realised your devices are still in your ears?
First of all, don’t panic – lots of people do it, and all is not lost. Act quickly and you’re likely to be okay.