Hearing aid care is relatively easy and not a complicated process for most hearing aids worldwide. However, it is important that you consistently spend time caring for your hearing aid by following a few simple steps to ensure you enjoy the same level of hearing quality even after a few years of use! Here are some quick and easy tips to follow when caring for any one of the available hearing solutions worldwide.
Protect Your Hearing Aid from Moisture
There are so many different hearing solutions in the world, but irrespective of the type of hearing aid one of the most important steps of caring for your hearing aid it to ensure you keep it protected from moisture by always storing it in a dry place. All hearing aids in the world are manufactured using advanced technology and is housed in a small shell, thus any contact with water can wreak havoc on its circuitry. Avoid showering with it and if it does come into contact with water, do not attempt to dry it used heat emitting devices like a hairdryer, instead of clean it gently with a towel immediately.
Change Batteries Regularly
This isn’t rocket science, but whether you’re using an older hearing aid that requires you to change batteries or one of the more advanced hearing solutions in the world, always make sure to keep your battery levels up. Especially if you’re required to change batteries, leaving in old batteries can damage your hearing aids as when moisture collects in it the batteries will corrode and then damage the device.
If for some reason you won’t be using your hearing aid for a couple of days, remember to keep the battery door open and when changing batteries, clean the battery area with a piece of dry cotton or cotton swab. If the battery points are dirty, it can result in lower performance of your hearing aid!
Keep Your Hearing Aids Free Of Ear Wax
Did you know that collected ear wax is one of the leading causes of the performance of hearing aids decreasing? All hearing solutions in your place and anywhere else in the world will inevitably come into contact with earwax and there’s nothing you can do to control that.
By taking the time regularly to gently clean your hearing aids with a cotton swab (dry) or even a soft toothbrush will enable you to remove earwax or any other debris gently. Don’t forget to clean both the microphone and the receiver.
Regularly Change The Wax Filter On Your Hearing Aids
Some hearing aids available in the market come with a wax filter to protect the internal components of your hearing aid from collecting earwax – this filter should be changed regularly to avoid a decrease in performance!
Not all hearing solutions in the market use the same type of wax filter, so it’s best that you speak with a reputable hearing aid vendor to choose the right filter for your specific hearing aid.
Professional Maintenance Should Be Scheduled Regularly
While we have provided you with some convenient tips on cleaning your hearing aids regularly at home, it is also important to schedule regular maintenance of your hearing aids by a professional. By doing this you can the extend the life of your hearing aid as professionals will be able to catch any glitches in time and replace problematic areas before the hearing aid is damaged.
Ideally, a hearing aid should be cleaned by a hearing healthcare professional in your place at least every 4-6 months or immediately if you notice a problem doing this will surely ensure your hearing aid consistently performs well!