Having hearing aids doesn’t mean you can’t exercise. Modern hearing aids are designed to suit your life, including sport and exercise also! Certain hearing aid styles, like completely in the ear can be more resistant to sweat as they sit inside the ear canal. There are also hearing aid accessories to help your devices during exercise activities.
It’s important to remember that these devices, while very strong and robust, do need some simple care to ensure their longevity.
Yes, you can if the design is completely in the ear! When you’re running and exercising, remember to wipe any moisture away at the end. This stops any bacteria from growing on the device.
Remember to take your hearing aids out if you are going swimming.
Although you do need to take care of your hearing aids while exercising, there are a couple of good reasons to keep them in while you work out.
If you’re playing a team sport, receiving one-on-one coaching or simply heading to the gym with friends, being able to hear others and communicate effectively is important. Without your hearing aids, you might miss key instructions or may not be able to hear your teammates or friends if there is a lot of background noise. Exercising can be a social event in its own right and hearing aids help to ensure that you can make the most of every gym or training session.
If you like to go for a run, can’t pass up a scenic bike ride or love taking part in other fun outdoor sports, wearing your hearing aids as you exercise can help to keep you safe. If you choose to exercise without your hearing aids, you may not be able to hear approaching cars, the sirens of emergency vehicles or other hazards that may surround you. Being completely aware of your surroundings can help you identify and potential hazards and take actions to ensure your safety.
If you do take them out, make sure you store them in a place that is safe or clip them to your clothing. Additional hearing aid accessories can assist with this, such as the ‘Oticon SafeLine’ which clips the hearing aids to your collar.
ensure that your hearing aids are kept in their best possible shape, its
important to set aside some time to look after them after you finish working
You routine doesn’t need to be incredibly complicated, but there are a few key steps that can help your hearing aids stay in perfect working order for years to come: