Having hearing aids doesn’t mean you can’t exercise. Modern hearing aids are designed to suit your life, including sport and exercise too. Certain hearing aid styles, like completely in the ear models, can be more resistant to sweat as they sit inside the ear canal.
There are also hearing aid accessories to help your hearing aids when playing sports or exercising.
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 or playing sports, 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 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 any potential hazards and take actions to ensure your safety.
If you do take your hearing aids 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.
To ensure that your hearing aids are kept in their best possible shape, it's important to set aside some time to look after them after you finish working out.
You routine doesn’t need to be incredibly complicated, but there are a few key steps that you can follow to maintain your hearing aids: