In my work environment (as a manual labourer) I perspire a lot even in the winter and heaps more in the in Australian summer. Wearing BTEs is a problem for me as I perspire in the hairline above the ears.
Researching “sweat covers” on the Internet I found them to follow the the typical HA (accessory) trend in being amazingly expensive for what they actually are! So I decided to try and find a cheap effective solution!
And HEAR it is!
The covers are WATER BOMBS. Small balloons designed to be filled with water. A pack of 200 costs around AU$2.20 in my local supermarket in AU.
Originally I tested them with the microphone exposed but the microphone port was an excellent entry point for perspiration. So I used the plastic tubing from a cotton tip cut to the same angle as the mike port and then taped that firmly in place with electrical tape (red wrapping in images). The plastic tube makes no difference to the “hearing quality” of the HAs along as you have the mike covered and well wrapped with tape. The HA controls are easy to manipulate with a finger nail, so no functionality of controls is lost.
Everyone wearing BTEs can easily protect them from damaging salt laden moisture for a couple of cents instead the high cost of super seals, sweat covers etc!
To cover the BTEs with the balloons is really quite easy and simple. When I wore them for the first time at work a couple of days ago, I was amazed how much moisture was on the covers. No doubt the reason I had to send the HAs back for repair 3 or 4 times last summer.
The colour range is great too! (For the fashion conscious!!)
Any questions, please ask.
Regards from AU.