While you should try to consistently wear your hearing aids, there are some situations where it is best you remove them first.
When Not to Wear Hearing Aids:
Going swimming or having a shower/bath: While a lot of hearing aids these days are quite water resistant, it’s always best to remove them before doing anything involving a lot of water. Unless specified, hearing aids are not fully water proof and exposure to water can damage them.
Doing your hair with hair products: Hair products such as hairspray cause a sticky build up which can impair the hearing aid’s performance, and is quite hard to clean off the hearing aids (we know from personal experience!)
Going to bed: It’s best to remove your hearing aids before bed in order to conserve the battery life (be sure to leave the battery doors open overnight to avoid unnecessary battery drainage). It’s also a good idea to not sleep in them because they could fall out in your sleep, which could lead to you losing them.
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