Hearing Aid Tube Moisture, How to Avoid It Or Get Rid Of It

Here is what a behind-the-ear hearing aid tube with moisture inside looks like:


See the water droplets inside? Not good. I remembered putting my hearing aid in right after the shower when I was running late for work. This is usually not a good idea if you want to avoid getting water on your hearing aid.

So I replaced this tube, it was time to change it anyway.

But, if your water droplet laden tube is not ready to be replaced and you want to get rid of the moisture, you can use one of these guys:

BULB SYRINGE 2 OZ
                                                                    Nasal aspirator or Bulb Syringe

You use it to blow out the moisture in the hearing aid tube. It works pretty well.

Otherwise to avoid getting moisture in your hearing aid and its tube, don't wear your hearing aid in the rain, when you go to the beach or the pool, hang out in the sauna, and when your hair or ears are wet; common sense stuff. 

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10 comments:

  1. You can also use unwaxed dental floss (or maybe even sewing thread?) if you can find any. Just string it through the tubing and it'll soak up the moisture from the tube.

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  2. Oh, neat idea. Cheaper and easier too.

    Thanks!

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  3. dental floss, huh? no kidding. I usually just disengage the tube and blow through it. works like a charm.

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  4. I have blown through it too, but have been told not to do that because of the moisture in our breath. But, it seems to work. Better than nothing.

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  5. I used to have moisture issues all the time - until I switched to a "dry tube" (slightly thicker wall to deter condensation etc). Since then I've have no moisture issues at all. If you have recurring moisture/condensation problems with BTE tubing it might be good to ask your Audie if they can get you the "dry tubing" instead of the standard kind :)

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  6. Thanks Anonymous, I'll have to remember this if I keep having problems with moisture in the tube.

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  7. Are yu familiar with Dry & Store equipments for the hearing aids? They are Global I & II as well as Zephyr. It is a food for thought to keep your hearing aids and its component dry.

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  8. I use the air dusters used to blow clean office equipment. It's compressed air in a can with a little tube that fits perfectly into the BTE end of the ear tubes. A couple of puffs and all the moisture blows out. My head/ears sweat a lot so I have a big problem with this. Wish there was a cure.

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  9. Anonymous @ 11:07 a.m.

    Thank you for this tip! Awesome.

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  10. Place whole hearing aid in a sealed container and leave it running on maximum. This will blow out all the moisture. Be sure to use a fresh battery if you have been wearing all day.

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