Hearing aid maintenance
Hearing loss is never an excuse to stop exercising. In fact, regular exercise has been linked to decrease risk for heart disease, obesity, diabetes, renal disease, and may even improve some forms of hearing loss in the elderly. If you are unsure about how to start an exercise routine or have questions, connect with your local physical therapist. In the meantime, check out these three tips on exercising with hearing aids!
Do Not Lose Them
Hearing aids are an investment. Purchase accessory hearing aids sleeves, clips, or ties to catch them if they happen to fall out. If you prefer more intense exercise, consult with your hearing professional about custom molded hearing aids
Although modern hearing aids are designed to repel moisture it is best to keep them as dry as possible to prevent unnecessary humidity and bacterial growth. Wearing sweat bands and keeping a towel handy will help to keep you dry throughout your workout.
It is important to follow up with your hearing professional at least once per year to prevent the hearing aids from becoming inoperable. Your hearing care professional will be able to repair and perform routine yearly maintenance on your hearing aid.
Hearing Loss Causes
Although “exposure to noise” is the leading cause of hearing loss, there are several additional things that might harm your hearing:
- Noise exposition
- Medical history of the family
- Diseases that accompany the aging process (Diabetics are twice as prone to develop hearing loss.)
- Trauma to the head