Saturday, June 11, 2011

Hearing Aid Storage at Night

Over at ohdeedoh they are discussing hearing aid storage at night with children. The questioner is asking about a safe, appealing way for a child to be able to take charge of storing their hearing aids at night.

There are a bunch of suggestions in the comments, including my own, which is my current solution to storing my own hearing aids - a Dry & Store. I keep my Dry & Store on my nightstand and put my hearing aids into it every night, as well as while I am in the shower, or whenever I need to set my hearing aids aside.

01. Morning
My Dry & Store, to the left
I think moisture and dryness is a real concern with hearing aids. Where I live in Arizona, humidity is not a major concern, but getting sweaty when the weather heats up is.

The only downside to the Dry & Store is the cost of the Dry-Briks that need to be replaced every 3 months or so to keep drying the aids properly. I'll admit, I usually forget to replace them on time.

If I was not using the Dry & Store or another moisture solution, I think I would probably use a simple decorative box like the ones sold at Hobby Lobby. I really like this type of box and they usually have lots of sizes for sale in different styles. Maybe I would add a soft lining to the box as well.

Some of the commenters have the neat idea to create a drying box using dessicant beads, which would allow someone to decorate their box however they like.

Where do you store your hearing aids or other devices?


4 comments:

  1. Most of the time I take them out when I come home from work, and I just put them on the coffee table. If I do wear them until bed, then I'll leave them on the night table.

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  2. I use my original boxes that came with my hearing aids. :)

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  3. Dry Aid Kits are great

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  4. I have Phonak Audeo Yes aids and the cases they came in do NOT let you store batteries with "tails", so I use a soft-sided Phonak case...but I am always afraid they will be crushed.

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