One of the most detrimental conditions for your hearing aid is moisture and you should always be extra careful to keep your device away from any sources of moisture. That means it is best to avoid wearing your hearing aid in wet conditions.
Hearing aids are complex electronic devices that need special care and careful treatment. This puts them at risk from water damage. Although they are quite robust and are made of plastic or flexible materials for maximum protection, if not treated in the right way, hearing aids can be easily damaged by liquids. Water is corrosive and may interfere with the electrical circuit that actuates the internal components of the hearing aid and cause it to stop functioning.
Getting a hearing aid wet can damage it, especially if you do not take the necessary measures to dry it afterward. That does not mean you should stay away from water in general – as long as there is no direct contact between the hearing aid and the water the device should be safe.
What about rain?
If you happen to be caught wearing your hearing aid in the rain, it is best to remove it and put it in a protective case. If that is not possible, then you should make sure that your head stays as dry as possible to help keep moisture from reaching the hearing aid.
Just remember, water damage can be detrimental to hearing aid performance and lifespan.