Living With a Hearing Aid

Staying active with hearing aids

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Hearing aids and good hearing health are for everyone. But it’s understandable to have some concerns about your hearing devices when working out or rushing about in your daily life. Rest assured, you don’t have to worry. We’ve heard your questions and we have answers – whether you’re a new Oticon user or have been using Oticon hearing aids for years, we’re here with some expert advice and tips.

Yes. It’s always a great idea to wear your hearing devices whenever you’re working out or being active, especially in a public place. Being able to hear your yoga or spin instructor, coach and teammates, or your surroundings are not only important for personal safety, but also to help you get the most out of every activity you enjoy. And, if you like to listen to music or podcasts while you’re exercising, your Oticon hearing aids can stream music directly from your smartphone!

Sometimes it can be challenging to keep your hearing devices snugly in place, especially recently, when many of us are also wearing masks for health reasons. Fortunately, we have some tips:

  • If you have long hair, consider pulling it back. It won’t get as tangled up in your hearing devices or mask straps.
  • Put your Oticon hearing aids on before your face mask. This will help secure your hearing device to your ear, and lessen the risk of it coming off with your mask.
  • Try different types of face masks. Some patients find that masks with straps behind the head reduce the problem of interference with hearing devices.
  • A headband can help wick away sweat from your hearing aids as well as hold them tighter to your head.
  • Consider a hearing aid cord or clip, like the Oticon SafeLine

Be creative! And be careful – nobody wants to lose a hearing aid. But if you do lose yours, the Oticon Companion and Oticon ON app’s “Find my hearing aid” feature will have them back in no time!

New technology in hearing devices has made batteries a thing of the past. Oticon offers a line of rechargeable hearing aids that can keep up with even the most active person. With a full day of battery life after just three hours of charging*, you’re set for a day of biking, hiking, or whatever activity you enjoy the most.

Hearing aids have come a long way. Oticon’s hearing devices are water‑resistant. This doesn’t mean they’re waterproof, but you can safely put on your hearing aids and get sweaty. However, don’t shower or swim with your hearing aids in. Now go ahead and work up a sweat!

Just like it’s important to cool down after a workout, it’s also important to give your hearing aids a little post‑workout care, too. Just a few easy steps. First, wipe away any excess perspiration from your devices. After you shower and dry off, you can put them back in or allow them to dry if you had a particularly sweaty workout. You can also consider using a drying kit.

Oticon’s diverse product family of hearing solutions offers the opportunity for an active lifestyle – for everyone. Find out more by contacting a local hearing care professional today.

*Lithium‑ion performance varies depending on hearing loss, lifestyle and streaming behavior.

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