Hurricane season is in full swing here in Florida! For those with hearing aids or other health devices, this can cause some anxiety when it comes to being prepared! Listed below are some tips and tricks for making sure that you’ll be ready to go with your hearing aids when a hurricane hits.
- Keep extra batteries on hand in your go-bag. The last thing anyone wants is for their hearing aid batteries to die and not have extras on hand! It is always best to be prepared for anything, including any scenarios where you may not be able to get to the store, or where the store may not be open due to a storm.
- Keep your case charged (if it allows). Again, no one wants their hearing aid batteries to die and have to go without during a hurricane! Depending on the manufacturer of your hearing aids, your charging case may have the ability to hold a charge. Keeping your charger plugged in at all times will ensure that your case is fully charged and ready to be used at a moment’s notice!
- Keep a portable battery/power bank charged. Not all charging cases hold a charge, in which case a portable power bank is your best option! The end of your charging cable should have a USB plug. This end of the cable can easily be plugged into a portable power bank and can continue to charge your hearing aids for a limited amount of time.
- Make sure you have extra supplies. Keeping up with cleaning and maintenance of your hearing aids at home can make a huge difference in the sound quality of the hearing aids! Things like dust and dirt can be brushed out of the microphones, and wax filters can be changed once they become plugged. Keeping extra supplies, including brushes, filters, and domes can help you bring your hearing aids back to life if they stop working during a storm!
If you have hearing aids and are in need of supplies or additional support with care and maintenance of them, please contact Gardner Audiology at 1-800-277-1182 to schedule an appointment. All of our locations throughout Tampa Bay, FL are stocked with the most common hearing aid supplies, and can order any additional supplies that your hearing aids may require.