I was told that moisture is bad for hearing aids. I work outside in the humidity, rain, and perspiration. Does this mean hearing aids will not work for me?

Question: I was told that moisture is bad for hearing aids. I work outside in the humidity, rain, and perspiration. Does this mean hearing aids will not work for me?

Answer: Hearing aid technology has changed so much, even in just the last four years. One of our manufacturers now claims their aids can be placed in water for up to two hours and still work effectively. Other manufacturers are also promoting water-resistant hearing aids. Some hearing aids fit deep in the ear canal, thus avoiding rain and dampness. Electronic dryers can be used to store hearing aids at night, and hearing aid sweatbands are also available to prevent moisture from entering your devices. Moisture is not as detrimental a factor for hearing aids as it once was. There are options for most everyone.