IP Rating
IP Rating

Waterproof or Water Resistant?

Hearing aids can be quite expensive and problems from moisture damage usually occur at some stage during their lifetime. They are body-worn electronic devices that can be exposed to perspiration, body heat and humidity. Hearing aids include a multitude of advanced circuit boards and micro-electronics so are particularly prone to damaging corrosive effects. With good maintenance and removal of accumulated moisture, hearing aids will work better and last longer.

There have been many advances in hearing aid manufacture in recent years, however most hearing aids are not waterproof but are water-resistant meaning they can tolerate only a very small amount of moisture. Hearing aids are classified according to International standards by two “IP” ratings (Ingress Protection rating) depending on resistance to dust and water. The first digit rates the degree of protection against debris, such as dust or sand, and is rated on a scale of 1-7. The second digit rated on a scale from 1-9, indicates how resistant the electrical device is to moisture and can be useful when purchasing hearing aids.

What our customers have to say

BTBathurst, NSW
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I have had hearing aids for 14 years but only started using Sound and Dry 18/24 months ago. I have since had the longest period of trouble free operation and I have no doubt I should have been using Sound and Dry all along as invariably when there was a problem with the aids it was usually moisture related.
JHDirranbandi QLD
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Thank you for your assistance with my enquiry regarding the proper use of Sound-n-Dry sachets. It was a pleasure to receive such courteous and helpful service.
MTRochedale QLD
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I find the product extremely good. The ability to reuse makes the product economical. Good product!
MH
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I have found the Sound-n-Dry the best system I have used.
NM
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Your product has really helped prolong my (hearing) aids.
RDCronulla NSW
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I have a cochlear implant and find your product great for travelling as it needs no power.
GWQLD
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Great product by the way and easy to use
AmyHeidelberg VIC
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I would just like to make a comment on how incredible your sound and dry product is. I have complete trust the sound and dry unit takes care of my precious hearing aids. In the morning when I check them they are so much easier to clean the wax. Never have I found a better product than this. Thankyou!!