One of the misconceptions about Ear Gear is that it's essentially only for hot summer weather, but Ear Gear has a number of benefits for hearing aids in the winter. There are a host of winter sports where hearing instruments can be at risk of being damaged by moisture and quite possibly lost.
Here are examples of how Ear Gear can protect your hearing aids while enjoying winter sports:
Hearing Aids and Skiing
When going down the mountain at a high speed, hearing instruments can easily become lost as they fall off the ear. Ear Gear corded models prevent hearing aid loss. You might think that wearing a helmet will prevent hearing instruments from falling off, but when taking off or adjusting the helmet the device can come off the ear and fall into the deep snow. Ever tried finding a hearing aid on a ski hill? It's very difficult, if not impossible!
“I use my Ear Gear when I camp, canoe, ski, kayak, sail…. anytime I’m concerned that I’ll lose my hearing aid and when I want to keep it protected. With the Ear Gear I don’t have to worry. It’s easy to install, comfortable, secure and protected from moisture, dirt, and loss. It doesn’t affect my hearing at all. This is a great piece of gear! Highly recommended.”
Mike Cloud, Vermont, United States.
Hearing Aids and Sledding
When sledding down a hill, hearing instruments can easily fly off the ear, fall to the ground and then get buried in snow. Like losing the hearing instrument while skiing, finding the hearing instrument in the snow can be a nightmare.
Hearing Aids and Skating
When twirling around on the ice, hearing instruments may fly off the head and crash on to the ice. What's worse? A sharp blade of a skate running over the hearing aid. Ear Gear corded prevent hearing aids from falling and ensure they're kept safe during a day of skating. On a nicer day in winter, sweat can easily become an issue when skating, which can damage the device as well.
Hearing Aids and Hockey
Hockey players work hard on the ice which leads to sweat. It's also a full contact sport and damage to the hearing aid inside the helmet is possible. For both of these reasons, many hockey players will not wear their aids during a hockey game which limits their ability to interact effectively on the ice. The use of Ear Gear can minimize sweat and moisture damage and allow the player to communicate with his or her teammates during the game.
"I'm usually sweating a lot during sport. But when I'm playing hockey, it's the worst, like everybody! Since we are wearing loads of stuff and a helmet, hockey is a very explosive sport. I literally get totally wet from everywhere, and the inside of the helmet is the worst part!! Truth is, even with the Ear Gear, my devices got bad after like 45 min/1 hr. But at least the Ear Gear delay SO MUCH of this bad effect!! I also used to not play hockey with my devices. It's been such an incredible pleasure that going back on the ice with them. I could listen to my captain, to my teammates, and I could also hear the noise of my skates on the ice. My first hockey training with the Ear Gear has been so emotional since all the first memories of hockey came back to me. And I will be always thankful for that!"
Antoine Piret, France
Hearing Aids and Snowshoeing
Even though snowshoeing may not be as rough as other winter sports, hearing instruments can still accidentally fall off at any time and land in the snow. Once again, finding the hearing instrument in the snow can be an ordeal.
“I am truly impressed with my new Ear Gear. Now when I go snowshoeing or shovel snow, I don't have to worry about sweat getting into my hearing aids and paying high repair costs. Ear Gear protects my hearing aids from the snow, moisture, and dirt. Living in a very windy location year-round, I am amazed at how greatly wind noise is reduced! Thanks Ear Gear!”
Lorne MacNeil, New Brunswick, Canada