Finding the right hearing aids can be a life-changing experience. They allow you to maintain your connections with others, participate in all the activities you enjoy, and improve the quality of your life. When you find the right pair, making sure they are properly cared for is essential to ensure they last longer and provide you with quality hearing treatment for years to come.
While it’s always best to follow any instructions that come either from your audiologist or with your device, the tips below offer a solid foundation in how to best care for your hearing aids.
Dos and Don’ts of Hearing Aid Care
- Do regularly clean your device. If hearing aids are not cleaned regularly, earwax and other buildup can block microphone and speaker openings which can interfere with sound quality and overall performance. Wipe off your hearing aids with a cloth or brush at the end of each day as a part of regular maintenance.
- Do schedule checkups. When your car needs its oil changed or tires rotated you take it to A&W Automotive or another local mechanic for a tune-up. You should be doing the same thing with your hearing aids. Your hearing professional can give your hearing aids a more thorough cleaning, check performance, and do any necessary repairs or replacements if needed.
- Do turn off hearing aids when they aren’t being used.
- Do change wax guards. If you use a wax guard, make sure to replace them as needed.
- Don’t expose your hearing aids to heat or moisture.
- Do replace dead batteries immediately.
- Don’t use hairspray or similar products when wearing hearing aids.
To learn more about caring for your hearing aids or to schedule an appointment with a hearing aid expert, contact Tinnitus & Hearing Experts today.