While you won’t be able to wear hearing aids while swimming, after you’ve got out of the pool or ocean it’s important to make sure your ears are completely dry before wearing your hearing aids again.
“With swimming, there's always a danger of external ear infection, which can be exacerbated by wearing hearing aids as well. So it's a good idea to keep your ears as dry as possible when you're swimming,” Renae says.
The easiest way to do this is by using custom-made silicon swimmers ear plugs, which are available at any Connect Hearing clinic.
“They’re custom fit, so they're really comfortable. The clinician takes an impression of your ear in the same way as making an ear mould for hearing aids, and then they're made out of silicon to perfectly fit your ear.”
That’s why if you’re exercising while wearing hearing aids outside, it’s important to make sure you adjust them so you can still hear external sounds such as oncoming traffic.
“You can also use the smartphone app to adjust the balance between the streamed audio signal and the surrounding signal. You still actually maintain that awareness of the world around you, which is really important.”