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Keeping Moisture At Bay

Moisture build-up can cause detrimental functionality issues and ongoing, intermittent problems.

This quick-read blog post will help you fix and prevent the issue from recurring.

What's The Problem?

Identify with the following..?

  • You turn on your hearing aid, only to find it not working.
  • You check for wax blockages – no problem.
  • Change the battery, no good. Try another battery, still nothing.

Okay - you think, I’ll have to send it for repair. A few hours or even days pass… Just before you get ready to send it back, you try it once more; only this time it works!

This could all be a result of moisture in your hearing aid.

What Causes Moisture Build-Up? 

Intermittent faults are notoriously difficult for wearers to describe and therefore for manufacturers to repair. Some intermittent functionality can be caused by moisture build-up within the hearing aid’s components. All hearing aids can be affected by this, regardless of style; although in-the-ear styles can be most at risk. Ear canals can be rather hot & humid spaces!

Unwanted moisture can occur in hearing aids because:

  • Long exposure to humid environments
  • Excess sweat entering the hearing aid
  • Wearing hearing aids in the rain
  • Damage to the hearing aid

How To Prevent Moisture Damage

Prevention methods exist and can be found on our website.

Dry kits, dry boxes, and hearing aid dehumidifiers can all help prevent further damage from moisture. The use of dry kits and dry boxes can help control moisture build-up. These are basically sealable containers containing a form of desiccant material which will absorb any moisture from within the surrounding air.

There are a variety of dry-aid kits on the market, some of which are featured on Hearing Direct. This includes:

You can search our website for dry kits and dry boxes to help maintain the proper functioning of your hearing aids.

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At Hearing Direct, you will find an array of affordable hearing aids, hearing aid batteries, as well as accessories to complement your device and protect your hearing. Also, we supply amplified products such as extra loud alarm clocks and super loud phones to improve the quality of life for those with hearing loss.


Should you have any question on the products we offer, get in touch and our expert team will do their best to assist you.

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