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.