Different models of hearing aids may need slightly different care, but there are some things you can do at home to keep your any hearing aid operating smoothly.
- Be careful when handling your hearing aid. Try to hold them over a soft surface when handling or cleaning to minimize the risk of dropping onto a hard surface.
- Keep your hearing aids in the case when not using them to prevent accidentally knocking them onto the floor.
- Store your hearing aids in a dry and cool place away from heat. Avoid places such as the glove compartment or near a heater.
- Change hearing aid batteries often so they don’t suddenly run out of power.
- Turn your hearing aid off before you go to bed or when you are not using it for long periods of time to prevent battery drain.
- Use a cotton swab to clean battery contacts (take care not to bend the contacts).
- Remove earwax from your hearing aid daily to prevent damage. Use the small brush or the soft cloth that came with it. Never insert tools into the sound outlet. Call us if you have trouble or need specific tips for your hearing aid model.
- Avoid wearing your hearing aid in while in the shower or swimming pool, and remove when doing your hair (the heat from the hair dryer and stickiness of hair products can damage your hearing aid).
If at any time you have questions or would like your hearing aids cleaned, visit our office and take advantage of our lifetime cleaning and adjustments!