Hearing Aid Maintenance Guide
When you start wearing hearing aids, you almost immediately realize what a great investment they are. You will want to take proper care of your hearing aids to protect your investment and ensure that they are working optimally. In addition, proper care and maintenance of your hearing aids can extend the lifespan of them. We are here to help you with tips from our hearing aid maintenance guide: 5 easy tips to remember to ensure your hearing aids are always working properly.
- Keep Your Hearing Aids Clean: You will want to remember to clean and dry your hearing aids each time you take them out. You should have a cleaning kit for your hearing aids that includes a soft brush, small picks or loops, and a soft dry cloth for wiping them. Remember to clean them off and wipe them dry each night when you take them off. Never use any water, alcohol, or cleaning solvents to clean your hearing aids. Follow the manufacturer instructions that came with them.
- Store Your Hearing Aids Properly: When you are not wearing your hearing aids, you should store them in a case or charging unit (if they need charging). Keep them in a cool, dry place. If you live in a humid environment, you should ask your hearing professional about a dehumidifier to store them in.
- Preserve the Battery Life: Turn off or disconnect your hearing aid battery when you aren’t using them. This will prolong the life of the battery and save you money if you have to replace batteries rather than recharge them. It is also a good idea to leave the battery door open so that this area can air dry as well.
- Do Not Get Your Hearing Aids Wet: Even if you have waterproof or water-resistant hearing aids, avoid getting them wet whenever possible. Don’t wear them while bathing, swimming, or in the sauna. Don’t put them back in until after you finish styling your hair because blow drying or using hair products can damage them. Keep your hearing aid case with you and if it starts raining, put them in the case for safe keeping until the bad weather passes.
- Avoid Extreme Temperatures: Do not let your hearing aids be exposed to extreme hot or extreme cold weather. Never leave your hearing aid in the car and don’t pack them in checked baggage when travelling.
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