It’s important to establish good habits. Always wash your hands well before cleaning your hearing aids. Leave them out during your hygiene routine each day. Shower and wash your face and hair without your hearing aids in so that water and soap can’t damage them. Put your aids in after you apply hair products like sprays or gels. Get into these kinds of habits as soon as possible.
Your hearing aids contain some very sophisticated technology and circuitry in a tiny case. If they are exposed to moisture, that can cause serious damage. You may be aware that, although hearing systems are now being made to be water-resistant, manufacturers and audiologists recommend that you still remove them when you bath or shower, or wash your face and hair. You certainly shouldn’t wear them if you’re going swimming. If they do get wet, you should dry them immediately with a towel. It is very important that you must never attempt to dry them with a hairdryer or other heated device, as this heat can certainly cause damage.