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This entry was posted on 24th January 2019 by Stuart Cantebury.
Very low temperatures below 0°C can affect both hearing aid batteries, and damage the hearing aid itself. How cold is it outside? Will you be shovelling your driveway? Low temperatures and snow can affect hearing aids. So ask yourself: If the car is iced over and the snow is falling, what’s happening to the inside of my hearing aid?
If your hearing aid has become cold enough, when you go back inside to a warm environment then, like glasses steaming up, the inside of the hearing aid can develop condensation. This may lead to corrosion and result in problems with the operation of the hearing aid due to malfunction of the sensitive electronics.
I’m sure we’ve all experienced the frustration that comes with trying to use certain mobile phones in very low temperatures; the way the battery seems to drain almost instantly when you go outside. Will this happen to your hearing aid too?
Like all batteries, hearing aid batteries do not like low temperatures and are designed to work at room temperature. Unfortunately all batteries lose charge faster in cold weather and the colder it is the faster the charge will drop.
We recommend keeping a spare pack of hearing aid batteries in a warm, dry place just in case.
What can I do if I think my hearing aid has become damp?
If your hearing aid becomes damp or even wet then click through to this guide about wearing hearing aids in the rain to dry it out. If you plan to be out in the cold a lot, then maybe think of purchasing a dehumidifier. Shop our online store for dry box and storage solutions such as:
Or have a look at our full range of dehumidifiers here.
To help with these issues some of our hearing aids have inbuilt protection for rain and cold weather:
How do you cope with wearing hearing aids in cold weather and when it’s snowing and icy? We’d love to see your tips on our facebook page.
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This entry was posted in Hearing Aids and tagged Cold Weather, Rain, Damp, help & advice on 24th January 2019 by Stuart Cantebury.
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