Winter presents unique challenges to individuals who were hearing aids. If you are going through your first winter wearing hearing aids, the following tips will help you take better care of your hearing aids and your hearing.

Always Have a Spare Battery Ready

The winter cold has a way of draining all types of batteries at a faster than usual rate, from car batteries to hearing aid batteries. If you spend a lot of time out in the cold, or you keep your house pretty chill, invest in an extra set of batteries for your hearing aids. That way, if your batteries die or need to be recharged due to faster draining times because of the cold, you'll have an extra pair on hand so you can ensure you'll be able to hear.

Wear a Sweat Band When You Work Out

If you like to work out, you are going to want to take steps to keep moisture from damaging your hearing aids. This is true during both the warmer and colder months of the year.

When you work out, wear a sweat band. This will help keep moisture away from your hearing aids. You can even purchase sweat bands that are specifically designed to protect your hearing aids.

Cover Up When You Go Outside

You also want to protect your hearing aids from exposure to natural moisture as well. In the winter time, you are likely to encounter snow and rain when you go outside, which is why you need to cover up your head before going outside. Always put on a hat or a pair of earmuff before you go outside to protect your hearing aids from exposure to moisture. If you don't have a hat or a pair of earmuff on hand, you can wrap a scarf around your head for a quick fix.

Dry Out Your Hearing Aids

It is important to allow your hearing aids to breath, especially if they may be exposed to sweat when you work out or if you are exposure to natural moisture when you go outside. When you take off your hearing aids, be sure to open up the battery compartment and use a cotton ball to absorb and get rid of any moisture that may be inside of your hearing aids. Let them naturally dry out for a few hours before putting them back on.

To learn more about how to take care of your hearing aids during the winter or the rest of the year, contact local specialists.