Can I Sleep with My Hearing Aids?

You might have heard that you should not sleep with your hearing aids in, but do you know why? Most hearing experts advise not to sleep with your hearing aids in and there are a number of reasons why. However, if you decide you want to keep your hearing aids in sometimes, we have some tips for you.

Reasons Why You Should Not Sleep with Your Hearing Aids In

Most of the time, hearing professionals will tell you not to sleep with your hearing aids. Here are 5 reasons why you shouldn’t go to sleep wearing your hearing aids:

  1. They can be uncomfortable and keep you up because they don’t feel right, especially if you prefer to lay on your side.
  2. If they aren’t adjusted properly, when you lie down on your side, it can cause your hearing aids to produce a feedback noise.
  3. Sleeping with your hearing aids could get them damaged if they fall out or you roll over on them.
  4. The most important reason not to sleep in your hearing aids is because your ear canal needs some time to rest and air out.
  5. Your hearing aids also need some time to dry out. It is recommended to also open the battery door over night so that area can dry out as well. This also gives your hearing aids or battery a chance to recharge if needed.

When you don’t sleep with your hearing aids in, there are a variety of safety options available that can help ensure you are alerted if needed. You can look into getting these items and setting them up to help your sense of security while sleeping. These include:

  • Smoke alarms
  • Carbon monoxide detectors
  • Alarm clocks
  • Door lights (to alert you if someone is near your door.
  • Phone applications

If you really feel that you need to sleep with your hearing aids in. There are some ways that we can help you work around the challenges. If this is something that concerns you, please give us a call to schedule a consultation appointment with one of our hearing professionals.

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