People often ask ‘are hearing aids waterproof?’ The answer used to be ‘no’. They are ok to wear in the rain but they shouldn’t be submerged in water. Now Starkey’s new Genesis / Intrigue range are designed to withstand not just dirt and drops but sweat, rain and water.
How do you design a hearing aid that is waterproof? That goes beyond even the highest level ( IP68) international protective rating? Starkey has engineered these hearing aids with more gaskets and silicone seals than ever before to help ensure the devices are watertight and corrosion proof. A full protective nano coat further shields the hearing aids both inside and out. Even the built in lithium ion battery is fully enclosed to prevent damage.
The lovely picture at the top of this blog is of the Ionian sea in Corfu where I was lucky enough to recently spend 4 days. I wore a pair of the new Intrigue aids and swam regularly in the sea with them. I couldn’t hear the fish but I’m pleased to tell you the hearing aids survived intact!
You can enquire about the new Starkey Genesis / Intrigue hearing aids at our Congleton, Glossop or Poynton hearing centres.