Wet Hearing Aids…What Now?
Remember to use your special drying kit or drying & store.
Don’t have one? Purchase it from your nearest Ear Institute
DYI methods for keeping hearing aids dry
If your hearing aids get wet, turn them off and remove the batteries. Keeping a wet battery inside your hearing aid can further damage the device. It’s best to be on the safe side and throw out the batteries, as well
- After removing the batteries, you have a few options:
- If you were in dirty or salty water, like the ocean, clean the outside of the hearing aid with a alcohol wipe or a dry clean cloth.
- Leave your hearing aids on dry newspaper and allow them to air-dry inside your house for at least 24 hours (remember not to store in a sunlight area)
- Take a cup of uncooked rice and place in a plastic sealable bag or a container with a lid. Place your hearing aids in the rice, seal the bag/container closed, and leave it overnight. Rice may work as dehumidifiers and soak up the water in your hearing aids.
- Damage could result in distorted or weak sound quality, reduced battery life and inconsistent functionality, therefore it’s important to take extra care during the summer months.