Everyone knows that moisture is the kryptonite to any electronic. What most people may not be sure of is how much humidity an electronic device can handle.
Hearing aids, hearables (Airpods), and other small devices that are worn on our body, can be susceptible to moisture - which can harm the device. The human ear canal is one of the moistest regions of the body. Earwax and moisture can build up and overwhelm your electronics. Hair that surrounds your devices creates an environment that traps more humidity.
Have Your Electronics been Overexposed to Humidity?
The optimal ambient levels of humidity are 40-60%. This is the level that is ideal for the average human body, and for the majority of electronics. The issue at hand is when your devices are in cooler temperatures than their natural environment, condensation occurs, forming beads of water in them. If you bring an electronic device that was out in the cold and into a warmer setting, let the device adapt to the warmer temperature prior to sticking the plug into an electrical socket and switching it on. Portable devices are generally shielded from condensation, but you can still wait a few minutes before switching the devices on.
Humidity in any environment that surpasses 80% for a long period of time can lead to malfunctions for any devices, including hearing aids and hearables. This problem has seen some relief through the use of rechargeable technologies. Battery compartments are an area where moisture thrives. Rechargeable devices eliminate the need to have a battery compartment that must be left open overnight to help the moisture evaporate. The longer you have your device, the more likely it will eventually come in contact with moisture.
Use Redux to Eliminate Moisture
Redux is one of the latest technologies on hearable dehydration. It only takes 15 minutes for a Redux machine to remove 100% of moisture from one pair of hearing aids or hearables. This machine should be used immediately if your hearing devices have been in direct contact with water. It is also useful in your daily maintenance practices.
In thousands of tests, the Redux process has been proven to enhance the performance of hearing aids and hearables in 77% of cases. Moisture can render the circuitry, microphones, and speakers ineffective. Thoroughly drying out the devices will make them function as promised.
Not only does regular use of the Redux process help maintain your hearing aids so they work properly each day, but the hearing aids will also have a longer lifespan. Hearing aids typically last for 4-7 years. This depends on what climate you are regularly in, how often you use them (which should be every day, from the moment you wake up to the moment you get ready for bed), and how often you use the streaming feature. Drier climates help hearing aids last longer. Some people’s ears are dryer than others, or they don’t sweat as heavily as some people. No matter how much moisture you or your environment produce, daily use of the Redux process will freshen up your hearing aids. Generally, you’ll notice improvements in their function as soon as you remove them from the machine.
Even if your hearing aids are working without any problems, Redux can still help to maintain proper function. Regularly extracting moisture from your devices will reduce the chance of complications in the future.
Moisture is a common problem for hearing aids. The Redux process is done in 15 minutes at Northumberland Hearing Center. Contact us today to start hearing better!