Exercising with hearing aids

Can I wear hearing aids during exercise?

For those with hearing impairments, staying active and engaging in regular workouts is crucial for overall health and well-being. However, finding the right hearing aid that can withstand the demands of physical activity can be challenging. Modern hearing aids are designed to suit your life, that means sport and exercise also!

Why exercise with hearing aids?

Exercise is a vital component of a healthy lifestyle, offering numerous physical and mental health benefits. For individuals with hearing loss, wearing hearing aids during exercise is a good idea and can even improve their workout experience.


One of the main reasons to exercise with a hearing aid is to improve communication during physical activity. Especially when participating in group fitness classes, team sports or outdoor activities. Furthermore, this improved communication fosters a sense of inclusion and ensures that people with hearing loss can fully engage in their chosen physical activities.


Training with a hearing aid also contributes to safety and awareness during training. Being able to hear instructions, warnings and environmental sounds, such as approaching vehicles or nearby pedestrians, is crucial to staying safe while exercising outdoors or in crowded gyms. A hearing aid helps you stay alert and attentive to your surroundings, reducing the risk of accidents or injuries.

Social interaction

Exercising with a hearing aid fosters social connection and interaction, promoting a sense of community and support among participants. Using a hearing aid enables effective communication with others, sharing experiences and building relationships. This social aspect of exercise increases motivation, responsibility and overall enjoyment of physical activity.


There is nothing that can motivate you during a demanding training session like the sound of your favourite songs in the background. Modern hearing aids are often equipped with wireless connectivity and connect seamlessly to your MP3 player or smartphone thanks to advanced Bluetooth technology. This innovation allows you to stream music directly through your hearing aids, effectively turning them into multifunctional headphones. You can listen to your favourite tracks, receive alerts from your phone and even take calls without interrupting your workout routine.

In addition, the latest hearing aids can also connect to smartwatches, giving you the ability to track your performance.

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Post-workout care for hearing aids

It is very important to dedicate some time to the care and maintenance of your hearing aids after a training session. These small actions will ensure optimal performance of the device and an excellent hearing experience.

The maintenance routine does not have to be overly complex, but following a few essential steps can preserve the quality of your hearing aids:

  • After you have finished exercising, gently wipe moisture from your hearing aids to prevent the build-up of bacteria.
  • Before reinserting your hearing aids, take a shower to prevent them from encountering residual sweat.
  • Remove accumulated earwax or debris
  • Allow the hearing aids time to air dry after a particularly intensive session.

Types of hearing aids suitable for workouts

While there are various types of hearing aids available, certain styles are better suited for physical activity. These include: Behind-the-ear (BTE) hearing aids: BTE devices are less prone to damage from moisture and sweat due to their placement behind the ear. They also offer excellent sound quality and connectivity options. In-the-ear (ITE) hearing aids: ITE devices are discreet and fit snugly inside the ear canal, minimizing the risk of displacement during workouts. Look for models with water-resistant coatings for added protection.

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