Dryers for hearing aids

What dryers does everyone use for their hearing aids?

I use little silicone pouches in my hearing aid boxes but I’m thinking due to the humid summers in Indiana I may need to invest in something better once I get my new hearing aids.

Phonak D-Dry - it has short(3hour) and long(6hour) cycles as well as UV sanitizing in first 15 mins of each cycle. I use the short cycle in winter and the long one in summer which is quite hot and humid here. Also used it to dry out the HAs when I accidentally stepped into the shower with them on - a few cycles with short breaks between for 24 hours.

The drier came with my HAs but can be purchased separately. Prior to that I used plastic canister style driers with desiccant discs which could be recycled in the microwave but I prefer the D-Dry. I keep the other one for traveling.

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8 Best Hearing Aid Dryers in 2018 - Everyday Hearing. I use number four on the list.

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I use a Dry and Store zephyr. I used to use a Phonak D Dry but the UV light discolored my hearing aids so stopped using it.

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I’ve had a zephyer for a good many years now. From day one I’ve had to push the power button numerous times to get it started. Reading a few reviews it seems I’m not the only one. Anyone else here have similar issues?

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I use a zephyr as well and yes you have to press the power button a few times to get it started.

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I use number 1 on the list and I am very happy with it.

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In 10 years of hearing aid use, first with Phonaks top of the line and then with KS5s which I found I like much better than the Phonaks, I have never used a dryer.
Am I missing something? Would I hear better if I dried my hearing aids nightly?
Or is drying required for some condition in my ears or environment that I don’t have?
Neither my previous audiologist nor my present hearing specialist at Costco has ever brought the subject up, and when I once asked, the answer was something like “You can buy them if you want them.”
Is there some universal benefit to using a dryer or is it limited to some special condition in the patient or his/her environment?

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I’ve never used a dryer either in 45 years, and I’ve lived in hot, humid, coastal areas.

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Me neither. I never use a dryer and I was supplied one by Costco years ago when I bought HAs from them. Subsequent Costco HA purchases didn’t come with a dryer anymore. The latest purchase outside of Costco (from an audi channel) didn’t come with a dryer either nor did the manual recommend using one. But I live in AZ where it’s usually pretty dry climate.

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I use the can w. desiccant. Not so much for the drying but a convenient place to store them overnight and find them easily in the morning.

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I have used a “Serene” brand dryer called ‘Renew’ which I bought at the same time as my HA’s 5 years ago from my audie. It is fairly inexpensive and uses a heater that can be timed (different times for different humidity levels) and a couple of UV lights which are also on a timer. I notice that the same item is selling in the Hammacher-Schlimmer catalogue and can be found in their online store. It has given me no trouble over all these years.

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I also use the Serene Renew. I teach dance so I sweat a lot. I got it after my HA had to be sent back because of sweat damage. I put the HA(I only have 1 HA) in every night and recently I put the HA in but didn’t start the machine that night. The next day my HA acted strangely and stopped working. I really like my dryer. I got it used from eBay. When on vacation I use a super dryer jar, the dryer jar that came with the hearing aid always needs to be recharged. It was fine recently on my vacation to Niagara Falls.

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I also use the Serene ReNew - works fine for me.

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I use the Dry&Store container every night. I think that it extends my battery life … It also has a UV sterilizer.
I made a little notch in the side of the lid and I put a small loop of my Phonak streamer cord into the notch. That reminds me in the morning to put in my hearing aids and to wear my streamer. Before my fist coffee I need the extra help …

Richard

http://dryandstore.com/global-II.cfm

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I’ve been given a lecture by my hearing aid supplier about moisture in my aids and the need to use the dryer every night. This has been when I’ve returned them for repair.

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Yikes I’d be a bit upset if that happened!

What a. Brillient idea solon

Nate it isn’t a rule that you need dryers I was advised to do this due to having long hair and getting hot or sweaty I’ve had a set of hearing aids break down due to this reason! Just a added bonus and precaution to make sure there is absolutely no moisture inside the hearing aids from daily sweat, wet hair, humidity. It has helped prolong my hearing aids in the past even used the this method for the accidental bath or shower dunk twice.

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Thanks for your explanation, Louise!

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