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Hearing & Balance Doctors is currently open. We are taking special measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19 including offering a curbside service for hearing aids. Please call 435-688-8991 for more information. Utah: 435-688-8991 | Nevada: 702-896-0031

Choosing The Right Hearing Aid For Your Active Lifestyle


Being prescribed hearing aids doesn’t mean you have to give up your active lifestyle. A common misconception is that hearing aids won’t perform at peak efficiency when in active environments or engaging in sports.

Don’t let these misconceptions fool you — hearing aids can improve your performance by making it possible for you to hear those around you more clearly and help support your balance. But not all hearing aids are created equal, and if you live an active lifestyle, there are certain things you should keep in mind when making your selection.

How to Choose Hearing Aids for Your Active Lifestyle

Consider Wind Noise

Depending on where you live, or the time of year, wind can be a noisy problem for you to deal with. When engaging in activities that involve you moving fast, such as running or cycling, you might receive uncomfortable feedback from your hearing aids that makes you want to workout without them.

When browsing the various hearing aid options on the market, look for a device that offers wind-noise management technology to cut down on the effects of wind on the hearing aid’s microphone.

Moisture and Water-Resistance

Have you ever gotten halfway through a run only to find yourself caught in the middle of a rainstorm?

Or do you play a sport outdoors in the heat of the summer that causes you to sweat?

Moisture is an absolute must consideration for your hearing aid replacements. Consider hearing aids with a special coating to protect the technology from the water, ear wax, sweat, and other moisture they come in contact with.

Enough Battery Power

Whether you lead an active lifestyle or not, battery life is a must-have feature, not a want to have — but especially so if you find yourself outdoors often. From backpacking and camping trips to marathons, you need your hearing aids performing optimally at all times.

There’s nothing more inconvenient than having your hearing aids die mid-race or a day into your three-day long camping trip. Look for hearing aids that offer optimal battery life to get you through your activities without any hiccups.

Don’t Overlook Size

An often-overlooked element is the size of your hearing aids. If you’re an active person, you might want to opt for hearing aids on the smaller side. In-the-ear devices can easily fit underneath accessories like hats and helmets that might be needed for specific activities.

Keep in mind that a smaller hearing aid often means a smaller battery — this is where you might need to determine which feature is more important to you depending on the types of activities you like to engage in.

Connectivity with Other Devices

There’s nothing better than heading out for a long run with a fantastic playlist. Or maybe you’re more of an audiobook and cycle kind of person.

Whatever you like to listen to while staying active, some hearing aids offer Bluetooth connectivity that enables you to connect your electronic devices to your hearing aids. This can make your exercise a bit more enjoyable to get through.

Contact Hearing & Balance Doctors for Active Lifestyle Hearing Aids

As licensed hearing healthcare professionals, the audiologists at Hearing & Balance Doctors can work with you to understand the type of activities you engage in and determine the best hearing aids for you. Contact our team to learn more about hearing aids that support an active lifestyle.

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