View Full Version : Where can you put aids to go swimming?
03-16-2010, 07:12 AM
I go swimming a lot, and obviously I take my hearing aids out, but I am aware that they are in a poolside locker so they are sitting in a high humidity environment while I go in for my swim. Having come in from the cold outside this pretty much immediately throws condensation all up the tubing and then I put them in a little box and this moisture could go anywhere. I need to have the aids with me to get to and from the swimming pool. Is there any point shutting them up in a dry-aid box while I swim? I don't think they are designed to take out visible moisture like that.
And please, I know a lot of you are American, but don't say leave them in the car!!! :rolleyes:
I use a budget hearing aid de humidifier from Spec Savers at around £5:00.
It's just a small plastic tub which contains a "pillow" that you warm in the microwave and leave your hearing aids in over night. This dries out any moisture that may accumulate from direct contact or humidity.
I would think this may help you as you could warm the pillow before swimming and leave the aids in while swiming and lock away in the locker. Or simply just use at night.
The humidity in a leisure centre should not really effect your aids if they are in any sort of case and stored in a locker too though.
Also you could try Ear Gear Sleaves, I find them invaluable, they are neoprone type covers for each aid and are available in loads of colours either through RNID or direct from www.gearforears.com They are waterproof and protect your aids from rain or perspiration. They wouldn't work in the pool or if sumberged in water but will provide a level of protection from humidity.
Hope this helps,
07-05-2010, 05:34 AM
I put them in a ziploc plastic bag. It might help keep the moisture out at least for a little while.
07-09-2010, 01:28 AM
How about carrying a small jar of drying beads with you? Before entering the pool building, place the HA in the jar and close the lid. With no excess moisture in the jar, there should be little or no condensation. Probably good after your swim to wait until outside again before removing the lid to keep the jar from storing up the humid air from the pool.
07-10-2010, 12:05 AM
We americans dont leave our HA's in the car, just our pets or children
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