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Old 12-03-2013, 08:31 AM   #1
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Keeping my BTE hearing aids dry

An alternative to using one of the many products available for drying hearing aids - for almost a year now I have been leaving mine right next to the fan outlet on my laptop and chromebook. The warm air has been working great.
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Old 12-04-2013, 07:04 PM   #2
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Good ideal! Sounds like you've gone green..
How did you get them wet?
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How did you get them wet?
Your body gives off moisture, even in the ear canals. My wife has a special little fan driven dryer that sits on her dresser, while traveling she uses desiccant or rice. ctpres How do you keep the laptop fan going? Mine shuts off when I close the lid or not using it. Do you surf all night to keep fan running?
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I never though of mine getting wet like that. Heck my problem is getting into the shower with them on.
I know leaving my pc will keep my fan running. It's a great ideal.
I appreciate OP for posting it.
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Your body gives off moisture, even in the ear canals. My wife has a special little fan driven dryer that sits on her dresser, while traveling she uses desiccant or rice. ctpres How do you keep the laptop fan going? Mine shuts off when I close the lid or not using it. Do you surf all night to keep fan running?
I just leave them by the vent when not in use. Yes Fan stops but so far the vol. of warm air seems to be doing the job. Excessive moisture - not WET - can be seen in tube to ear mold and I have not seen any since starting this.
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I put mine in the Dry & Store at night has a fan and small heater that run all night and UV light that is on for the first 10 or 15 minutes. I wear a sweat band when working. If they start acting up from sweating I blow them out with canned air.

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During the night they go in the drying jar. I have a product called eargear that I put on them while wearing them. Actually just leave it on. It's like a sweat band that goes on the aid. Made a big difference. Just take it off and rinse under the faucet to clean.
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My wife thinks I need hearing aides. A friend of ours owns a funeral home and has offered some used ones at a good deal. Never thought about moisture being a problem.
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During the night they go in the drying jar. I have a product called eargear that I put on them while wearing them. Actually just leave it on. It's like a sweat band that goes on the aid. Made a big difference. Just take it off and rinse under the faucet to clean.
Thanks for tip on "eargear", just curious whether they also help in cutting down on the wind noise that the BTE units pickup, mine are terrible in windy conditions.
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Can't say specifically about BTE but they do cut way down in wind noise on mine. Still hear good to. It is still possible to saturate the eargear and affect the aid but it takes a lot more.
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i have had hearing aids for almost 6 yrs. trick is after am shower, don't put in til abt 1 1/2 hrs later, let water in ear drain/dry, an also to add, they are electronic so water an this don't mix. lots of products to keep them over nite remove moister, they will last longer an perform like they suppose to.
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I just recently acquired the Dry & Store TRG-AA. I have only had it for a couple weeks now but it seems to be working very well.

I have the BTE Phonak Nadia S IX. I'm on the Gulf Coast and sometimes outside I forget that they are on and the sweat will cause them to "beep." I'll take them off, open them up and blow with a strong puff of air. Then I leave them out until I'm finished with the task at hand. I also have the ComPilot, and the TV Link and recommend both for anyone with these hearing aids.
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I remove the batteries and place them in a small bowel filled with rice over night. Works great.
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My wife thinks I need hearing aides. A friend of ours owns a funeral home and has offered some used ones at a good deal. Never thought about moisture being a problem.
I would ask your friend the undertaker where the aids came from...
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