A water-resistant hearing aid must withstand the effects of water, perspiration, and other forms of moisture. Individuals who would benefit from water-resistant hearing aids include:
Phonak Hearing Instruments has an entire line of water-resistant hearing aids at each technology level (standard, advanced, premium). Water-resistant hearing aids from Phonak feature a no-charge option that enables the audiologist to program the device to mimic the old analog hearing aids-- for long term users who have a difficult time adjusting to digital hearing aids.
Phonak also introduced a new entry level hearing aid last summer that is probably the best value in the market for individuals who wish to pay entry level prices for mid-level technology. Features include water/dust resistance, FM compatibility, DuoPhone (hear the caller in both hearing aids), very good noise suppression, exceptional sound for individuals with a high frequency hearing loss, and Bluetooth compatibility. This is available in a behind-the-ear as well as in-the-ear model.