How To Keep Your Hearing Aid Clean

A crucial part of proper hearing aid function lies in thorough care and maintenance. Follow these steps on a regular basis:

  • Wipe the hearing aid using a soft cloth that will not leave fibers behind
  • Examine for and remove wax residue
  • Dust the battery door and microphone housing
  • Store device in a moisture free container
  • Remove ear molds from body and wash them with a mild soap solution. Be sure to dry them fully prior to reattaching using a forced air blower.

Here are some additional tips:

  • Always handle with care: to prevent any damage that might come from mishandling, be cautious when handling your hearing device
  • Keep away from pets, moisture, and airborne chemicals: moisture will cause damage, as will airborne chemicals such as aerosol sprays. Always store hearing device in a dry and safe place.
  • Carry out listening checks: ask your audiologist to show you how to perform a listening check to identify discrepancies such as inconsistency or feedback. A listening tube is needed for this.
  • Check batteries: regularly test the batteries to ensure they are fully charged and performing optimally.

Investigate feedback: feedback is an indication that something is wrong. It can come from an ear mold that was not fitted correctly or from a build-up of earwax. All feedback should be addressed by your audiologist.

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Last Updated: Dec 18, 2013