If you are new to wearing hearing aids it can seem overwhelming to be responsible for such small and advanced devices. Hearing aids are incredibly smart mini computers, designed to help you hear better, even in the most challenging listening environments. They are also an investment, so you want to be sure to take good care of your hearing aids in order to get the most out of them.
When you received your hearing aids your hearing specialist should have went over how to properly care for your hearing aids. In addition to the instructions your hearing specialist gave you, below are some tips to help you get the most of your hearing aids and to ensure they last you for the many years to come.
Turn off your hearing aids when you’re not using them. To make your hearing aid batteries last longer, you should turn off your devices whenever you are not using them. For example, if you take your hearing aids out at night to sleep or when you shower, you should turn them off.
Keep your hearing aids dry and safe. Your hearing aids should never go in the water. It’s important that you take your hearing aids out whenever you shower or go swimming. Your hearing aids should always be kept dry, and when not in use they should be stored in a safe place away from any children or pets.
Clean your hearing aids every day. Every time you take your hearing aids out of your ears you should wipe them down with a dry cloth to remove any dirt, earwax, or debris. Earwax accumulation on the hearing aid is one of the most common reasons for malfunctions.
Leave the battery door open when your hearing aids are off. This will help to reduce any moisture building-up inside your hearing aids. By leaving the battery door open when you’re not using your devices, this will help them to remain dry and operating their best.
Bring your hearing aids in for regular cleanings. The best way you can ensure your hearing aids will last you for many years is to bring them in for regular cleanings and check-ups. Hearing aids are advanced, mini computers and should be professionally cleaned every 6 months. Often times, earwax and dust can build-up deep within the devices. This requires them to be professionally deep cleaned.
Hearing aids are an incredible investment that will help you to hear better and reconnect with the ones you love. Follow these tips to take care of your hearing aids and to get the most out of your investment. If you have any questions on how to care for your hearing aids or you want to make an appointment, call us today.