Hi where currently in the middle of a heat wave here in the uk with the last couple of days being the hottest ever and I’m finding I can’t even put my hearing aids in without my ears becoming so hot that the moulds i have causing a lot of discomfort is there anyway that people find they can keep there ears cool in order to make wearing there hearing aids more comfortable
I don’t know how hot it is there but we are also in the hottest I can remember in my 74 years. I wear MinRite aids with custom acrylic ear molds. Been wearing aids for 20 years so I am not noticing my ear molds being so hot. Now my audiologist said that the soft foam ear molds could become hot.
It’s been 41 degrees C which is roughly 106 degrees F.
For the UK, it’s !
I wear soft silicone ear moulds and not had an issue. In the past tho, I’ve carried around baby wipes to wipe my ears and then put the ear moulds back in.
For those wearing hearing aids during heatwave, there will be ear sweating so put aids in hearing aid dryer to remove moisture!
It is close to the same here but we have seen a feels like temperature of about 115 due to humidity. I have never worn silicone ear molds but I know my acrylic ear molds are cooler than the domes I have worn before.
Oh wow 115 F is
Outside my village (maybe a UK name?) the tarmac is melting so our road is closed!
The UK is not set for this type of weather at all!
@zebras thank I will try baby wipes as at the minute i.m finding if I putting them in my ear get so hot they start to in away hurt
My moulds are hypoallergenic as I was allergic to my original domes and my ears are very sensitive so I have to put them in my d dry every other day anyway to reduce my risk of infection due to have very small and narrow ear canals and my nathos nova is kept with a drying capsule in the new charger I got
Make sure they have a chance to cool off before putting them in your ears, I have blistered my ear canals before by not letting the aids cool off.
Really they should go in every night.
The smart charger for my More1 aids has a 30 minute dryer built in. But I still use a real drier every other day
Thanks I use to use my d dry every night but then last year when I said to my audiologist that was what I was doing after he asked about if I was cleaning them he basically said that every other night should be sufficient to put them in the d dry and to clean them every night when i take them out but I think I might go back to every night with the d dry for now
Fold a bandana/cotton scarf and wrap around your head above the ears, American Indian-style. Keeps the sweat from trickling down your scalp and damaging (potentially) your HA. It may also make you feel cooler. Also, a wet cotton scarf wrapped around the neck, back to front, helps by evaporating and giving a cool effect. It works while walking in the jungle (on tour), that I know!
@cvkemp: I never realized it could get that hot in Arkansas!
It s well over 100 degrees some days, but that was when I lived in Central Texas, which is up to about 115 yesterday
I have several of them
LRav, you have my utmost empathy! Extraordinary temps all through Europe these days! Record-breaking … and in many countries (UK for sure) not a lot of people even have air conditioners - they simply never needed them before!
Try to find a cool place if there’s such a location. Maybe keep drapes pulled, fans ON - like just put them on the floor so you don’t pull in any more hot air. I used to live a mile high in an area with HOT summers and NO A/C. I’d keep a squirt bottle filled with water and spritz myself with it all through the day - fans ON and just try not to overexert.
Amazon sells a variety of “cooling towels” that you may be able to swaddle your head with - like a turban? Keep us posted. HOLD FAST.
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The air temp seems cool, once you step outside of your mortar pit, @hass5744 .
You need air conditioned spaces, keep out of direct sun and wear a hat. If there is no access to air conditioning open windows and use electric fans. Do any essential physical exercise or work in the evening instead of the hottest part of the day. And don’t forget to to drink adequate fluids while the temperatures are extreme. I use the D-dry every night on the longest cycle in summer here in Queensland, Australia.