Any hearing aid wearer knows how important these small devices are to enhancing your day to day life, and taking proper care of them is crucial to their continued functionality. While caring for your hearing aids isn’t complex or time-consuming, they do require cleaning and proper storing in order for them to work well. Below are some quick tips for caring for your hearing aids.
👉🏼 Clean your hearing aids every day with a soft, dry cloth.
👉🏼 Keep them dry: never use water, alcohol or cleansers.
👉🏼 Use a dehumidifier kit regularly to help combat moisture.
👉🏼 Use a wax loop or brush to remove earwax from the hearing aid or earmold.
👉🏼 Change your wax filters every 1-2 months or any time your hearing aids sound weak.
👉🏼 Schedule an appointment for us to replace earmolds and tubing when they become dry, cracked, stiff or discolored.
Hearing aids work hard. They get little rest between daily use and have to perform well 365 days a year. It may come as no surprise that this performance requires a fair amount of batteries. Battery life can vary between different hearing aid models.
The exact schedule for changing batteries depends on factors including the size of the battery, the amount of time the hearing aids are worn, and the power requirements of the hearing aid. Depending on your instrument, battery life can last anywhere from 5 to 21 days.
Some of today’s modern hearing aids have the ability to convert to a rechargeable option, thus eliminating the need to purchase, store, and replace batteries. If you are interested in this option, please contact our office for more information.