I’m likely to be buying my first pair of hearing aids sometime in July. They’re likely going to be more expensive than I’d like them to be, but that’s another question altogether that’s not what this thread is about.
I’m very active: I do a lot of walking in all kinds of weather—I enjoy waking in the rain and snow. I do a lot of hiking. I do a lot of gardening. I often bike five miles to work. Hubby and I ski once a week in the winter time. We do some camping now and then. We travel by car several times a year to visit aging parents and other relatives. And I’m employed full time as a college professor, so I’m in the classroom a lot, and I walk all over campus in all kinds of weather.
I’m also more than a bit of a slob: Housekeeping is not my forte and we do have rather large dust bunnies under the bed and couch most of the time.
And while most people would not think it, Buffalo has a pretty humid climate. We don’t get too much of the really hot, sticky 90+ degrees with 90% relative humidity in the sumer, but we do get a lot of humid days in the mid 80s when we don’t have the AC on, and my office is not air conditioned. And we have a humid winter (think Lake Effect). Spring comes late (April-June) and is rainy. Fall is a bit drier.
I’m aware that moisture, humidity, water and dust don’t play well with hearing aids. And I don’t know just how easy it is for a hearing aid to fall off your ear. (I most likely will wind up with RITE type aids from what the audiologist has said.)
So what kinds of things are out there for protecting my investment in hearing aids once I buy them? How well do they work? And how much will they cost?