Can You Sleep With Hearing Aids In?

by | Mar 29, 2022 | Hearing Aids, Patient Resources

It can be challenging for new hearing aid wearers to assimilate to the new routine of wearing hearing aids. Although the hearing aids make a world of difference to the performance of your hearing, they’re also a considerable change in your daily routine.

We have helped thousands of patients in Maryland make this transition from not wearing hearing aids to wearing them all the time. We are familiar with the common pitfalls and positive attributes that come with hearing better.

The Benefits Of Wearing Your Hearing Aids All The Time

Wearing your hearing aids all day helps your brain to adjust to the amplification. Just like anything else in life, practice makes perfect. Wearing your hearing aids will become a habit only if you put forth the effort.

Wearing them all the time also helps your ears desensitize to the feeling of the aids in your ear canals. The more you wear your hearing aids, the more benefit you will get from them.

Sleeping With Hearing Aids

If you need to sleep with your hearing aids in, you can, but I typically recommend taking them out at night to give your ears a break and save battery life/charge them.

We generally advise people not to wear hearing aids when sleeping. However, some people feel insecure when they go to sleep and cannot detect sounds in the environment that could alert them to danger. If you don’t feel safe without them, you can wear them at night.

Just be aware that you will need to change the batteries more frequently or find time to recharge them the next day if you have rechargeable aids. You can always get a backup set of aids to use at night.

Accidentally Falling Asleep With Your Hearing Aids In

Don’t panic if you accidentally fall asleep with hearing aids in your ears. There is no risk of the hearing aids malfunctioning just because you slept in them.

The real danger is discomfort or losing the hearing aids. Just try to get into the habit of putting your hearing aids in a safe spot when you’re ready for a nap.

What To Do With Your Hearing Aids When Not Wearing Them

Keeping your hearing aids in a safe carrying case is best for storing them. Carrying cases can protect them from drops or any water that they may encounter.

Cases are small and discreet so that you can keep them on you all the time. They are perfect for holding your hearing aids while you take a nap or go for a swim.

You can also put them on the charger as well. This is a safe place for them and will ensure you always use them with plenty of battery power. Most chargers turn off when your aids are at full strength. This prevents the battery from burning out.

What Should I Do If My Hearing Aids Get Damaged?

Should your hearing aids get damaged due to any unforeseen event, please bring them to one of our offices as soon as possible. We can sometimes solve the problem and get your hearing aids back in working order with immediate attention.

The longer they remain damaged, the lower the chances are of repairing them.

For More Information

We are always here to help local people in Maryland receive the best hearing care possible. Please contact us with your questions at any time. Our experts are on hand to discuss your challenges.

Alternatively, if it’s been a while since you had a routine hearing aid clean & check, now would be the best time to schedule an appointment. To find out more or to schedule an appointment, click here.

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Dr. Melissa Segev Au.D, F.A.A.A.

Dr. Segev, co-owner of Audiology Associates, proudly represents the values of excellent patient care upon which her practice was established in 1977. She understands that to properly treat the patient, excellent state-of-the-art medical testing is required along with acute listening and understanding of the patient’s perceptions of how they are feeling and what their needs might be.

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