Hidden Hearing Gives Tips on What to do if a Hearing Aid Gets Wet

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Following an increase in enquires Hidden Hearing has released a tip-sheet to follow if a hearing aid gets wet.

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Like any electronic item, hearing aids should be kept away from water.

Like any electronic item, hearing aids should be kept away from water. However whilst this is easily said, wearing a hearing aid everyday it is possible to forget which can lead to accidentally getting it wet. Hidden Hearing has issued a set of guidelines to follow if this instance occurs.

  •     Switch the hearing aid off immediately in order to prevent any further damage.
  •     Remove the battery and dry both internal parts and battery immediately.
  •     Shake the hearing aid to remove as much excess water as possible, hold open the battery compartment whilst you do this to help remove the water from this area too.
  •     Once as much excess water as possible has gone from the hearing aid, place it on a piece of newspaper on top of a radiator with the battery compartment open and allow it to dry for a few hours.
  •     It is also possible to dry a hearing aid using a dehumidifier. Very useful for all aspects of hearing aid cleaning, a humidifier can be used to dry out wax, remove all humidity and reduce the amount of smell and bacteria.
  •     Simply place the hearing aid in front of the dehumidifier and allow to dry for around 24 hours.
  •     If dirty, soapy or salt water enters a hearing aid then it is best to wash with clean water before following the steps above.

Hidden Hearing take pride in issuing tip sheets for users of hearing aids.

With more than 40 years’ experience in treating hearing loss, Hidden Hearing is entrusted with the care of more than 100,000 people each year. The firm has 84 hearing centres across the UK, all catering for a range of needs and budgets. Specialising in hearing tests and hearing aids, the company also offer a variety of hearing aid accessories and in 2005, became the first dedicated hearing retailer to be recognised as an Investor in People.

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