Tips and tricks for exercising with hearing aids

If you live an active lifestyle and just started wearing hearing aids, you’re probably wondering if and how you can wear them while exercising. The good news is, you can — and you should. Here’s why.
Tips and tricks for exercising with hearing aids

Wearing hearing aids during exercise is important. Whether you’re in a group fitness class, running or biking outside, or working out with a fitness instructor through the TV at home, hearing aids allow you to hear your surroundings and instructors clearly. This leads to increased participation, enjoyment and safety, notably when exercising outside on a trail or around traffic. Wearing your hearing aids while working out can also help with balance.

Here are some tips and tricks for exercising with hearing aids.

Make sure your devices are on securely.

Hearing aids are now designed to fit better than ever, but they can still fall out from time to time, especially with higher intensity exercise.

Some people choose to wear accessories to help keep them in place, such as a sweatband/headband or a hearing aid clip. A hearing aid clip attaches to your hearing aids and to your clothing, preventing them from getting lost if they fall out. If you prefer to be accessory-free, check your devices from time to time to make sure they remain securely in your ear throughout your workout.

Always use fresh batteries or fully charged devices.

Before you hit the gym or the pavement, make sure your batteries still have plenty of life to support you through your workout. Whether you're changing batteries or charging them, you’ll want to ensure you don’t lose power — and motivation — during your sweat session.

Have your smartphone with you.

Having your smartphone with you is vital when exercising with hearing aids. Using your hearing aid app, you can adjust the sound or program based on your exercise environment and instructor. If your hearing aids are equipped with Bluetooth, you can connect through your smartphone to stream music or a podcast to help you stay focused while burning calories.

Don’t swim with your hearing aids in.

While most new hearing aids are water resistant to sweat, they’re not waterproof and should not be submerged. Swimming is one of the few activities that will require you to remove your devices.

Clean your hearing aids after exercising.

After exercising, remove your hearing aids and wipe off any sweat or debris using a soft brush or cloth. Be sure to follow your hearing aids’ directions for cleaning.

Before you know it, exercising with hearing aids will become second nature. Being able to hear your surroundings clearly, socialize easier, and feel safe are all important benefits of wearing your devices in and out of the gym.

Take a look at our hearing aid chart to see which hearing aid would suit your lifestyle.

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