We’ve had a few calls saying that very thing these past few months.
So, what DO you do if you get your hearing aids wet?
Well for starters: don’t panic! Most newer hearing aids are very water resistant so chances are they are just fine!
As soon as you realize you’ve gotten them wet, open them up and remove the battery.
If you have a hearing aid dryer, put them in that right away. If not, allow them to air dry for a minimum of 4 hours. Longer, or overnight would be ideal.
When they have been dried, in most cases, you will be able to put a fresh battery in and have them working just fine.
If you notice they sound garbled or staticky, contact your hearing aid provider and get them to take a closer look.
If your hearing aids are under warranty, your audiologist can send them in for a check if necessary. All new hearing aids come with a standard 2-4 year manufacturers warranty.
If they are not under warranty, your hearing health provider will look into it for you and see what they can do to fix the situation.
Either way, we are here to help. These things CAN be fixed!