Hearing Aids

What are some tips for hearing aids care?


Tips for Hearing Aids Care?

Are you using hearing aids? Do you know the tips on how to take care of them? Have you ever heard that moisture and debris can destroy the functionality of hearing aids?

There are many things you have to take care of your hearing aids that ensure optimal performance hearing aids. Here are few tips that will let you keep your hearing aids for a longer time and longer usability. 

Tip 1 -Avoid moisture and always store hearing aids in a dry place 

Moisture can cause serious damage to your hearing aid. Never try to dry the hearing aids with the help of hair dryers or heating devices. Hearing aids are made of highly sophisticated technology. There are very tiny circuits that might damage them if wrongly used. Always use a hearing aid dehumidifier for storing the devices when they get wet accidentally.

Tip 2- Clean the hearing aids and remove the ear wax 

Keep your devices clean. Clogged ear wax can decrease the performance of hearing aids.  It is difficult to avoid the contact of earwax with hearing aids, yet try to clean the hearing aids regularly with the help of dry cotton swabs or soft toothbrushes to clear the ear wax or any dirt debris. Change your wax filters regularly. 

Tip 3- Change hearing aid batteries often

Try to change the hearing batteries regularly. If the hearing aid is not in use, it is always advised to open the hearing aid battery slot. If the hearing aid battery door is not opened for a longer period of time, it can cause damage to the hearing aid. So, it is advised to open the battery slot when not in use. 

Tip 4 - Always handle with care

Hearing aids are fragile in nature. It is recommended to take care of the hearing aids for longer durability. Always keep them away from children and also from pets. Hold the hearing aids carefully and avoid dropping them on any hard places. Use soft things like cotton swabs to clean the batteries and be careful with the devices when holding in hands. 

Tip 5- Schedule routine general servicing.

 As we give our bikes to servicing even hearing aids have to be taken care of by the professionals for regular servicing. Schedule an appointment with an audiologist every 6 months who take care of the devices completely. Only audiologists can do some minute adjustments that are required for better hearing. Any changes in the devices have to be considered carefully. 

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