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From Home to Everywhere: Mobility with Hearing Impaired Devices


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Hearing Impaired devices are devices that support people with hearing loss to communicate more and access the world.

Wearing hearing aids should not stop you from playing your favorite sports or fun outdoor activities with you beloved ones. On this page, learn more about how hearing-impaired devices can be beneficial when staying at home or throughout your active lifestyle.

 

Using your hearing aids at home can be an easy and lovely listening experience, since the environment is calm, and you can keep everything you need in one place. You might be surprised that most of the hearing takes place with your brain, not with your ears. That is why it is recommended you wear your hearing aids every day to consistently stimulate the brain with sounds for a better overall hearing experience.

 

  • With your hearing aids, watching TV or listening to your favorite music at home becomes very pleasing. Your device can be synced with your music system or television, allowing for a more clear and immersive sound quality.

 

  • If you enjoy reading, your hearing aids can help concentrate and focus by amplifying the subtle sounds of the surrounding environment, like the clock ticking or the sound of rain. This creates a calming atmosphere, making reading more enjoyable.

 

On the other hand, if you are a lover of the outdoors, you may wonder how your hearing aids might live up to your lifestyle. When you are traveling away from home and getting exposed to different environments from warm, humid to wet, you should be prepared to look after your hearing aids. Luckily, there are several ways to keep your hearing aids safely protected from things like dust, sweat and light moisture whilst on the move. Most digital hearing aids nowadays have the highest ratings to protect against these things.

Many patients assume that they should not wear their hearing aid while active. That is not true! Wearing hearing aids provide many benefits, especially when being physically active. When you choose to be outside the house, there are a few things to take into consideration to ensure your hearing remains in top condition. 

 

  • Drying stations

 

If you are outside in the heat or getting a workout, a drying station is a must-have. Some drying stations use a UV light, while others a small fan.

 

  • Soft Earmolds

 

If you wear BTE hearing aids, using a soft earmold might better protect your hearing aids and allow you to experience the outdoors. The earmold is made to fit snugly into the wearer’s ear in order to:

 

  1. help prevent your hearing aids from falling out while performing activities with high movement

  2. retain the flow of sound within the ear canal, blocking out partial amounts of feedback

  3. prevent ear injuries in case you like to engage in contact sports, especially when someone hits you or your hearing aid

 

  • Ear Gears

 

Keeping your hearing aid protected and clean can be done by using hearing aid covers. One of the main types is the ear gear, which fits comfortably and covers the shell of the hearing aid to serve as a protective layer.

 

  1. The sleeves of the cover help eliminate the amount of wind noise your hearing aids intake.

  2. If you don’t like the feel of the earmold, you can enjoy an active lifestyle using the otoclips. They keep the hearing aids from falling on the ground during your physical activity. They are a small rope or cord that is used to fasten your hearing aid to your shirt, keeping it firmly planted in your ears, even when changing direction suddenly.

 

  • Sweat-absorbing headband

 

While exercising, getting moisture in your hearing aids can be extremely damaging. Moisture can enter the internal components and cause corrosion. You can prevent sweat damage, either when wearing a sweat- absorbing headband or a sweat-resistant cover onto the hearing aids during intense moments of exercise. They absorb all the sweat dripping off your head during any physical activity, preventing damage to your hearing aids.

 

  • A travel case

 

When you are traveling, you can still wear your hearing aids through the body scanners. It is best to keep with you a travel case in your handbag or pocket, keeping in it:


  1. Spare hearing aid batteries or charger

  2. Drying kit

  3. A cleaning kit with a little brush, vent cleaner and a cloth

 

With hearing loss, challenging noise environments include train stations and airports. For people with smartphone compatible hearing aids, they can download the hearing aids’ compatible app and make the necessary adjustments to their listening experience. This can include setting up the phone to receive texts and alerts from the airline.

 

If you like to protect your hearing aids while being active, stay in touch with us. We help you discover the right assistive hearing devices for your lifestyle. We can also provide tips on how to clean your device after exercise and what accessories you can use to protect it while active.

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