Practical Care and Maintenance
It is important to treat your hearing aids with care. Cleaning and maintaining your hearing aids daily ensures they will function properly for the life of the hearing aids.
Tools and advice for maintaining your aids will be provided during the hearing aid fitting, and at any time afterwards.
Steps You Can Take to Care for Your Aids
Protect Your Hearing Aids From Dirt And Moisture
Remove your hearing aids before showering, bathing or swimming. Do not leave your hearing aids in the bathroom, due to high humidity. Many of our newer hearing aids are more moisture resistant, yet some parts continue to be susceptible to moisture damage. We recommend opening out the battery from the body of the hearing aid at night. It insures that the aid is turned off and allows for ventilation around the battery. For people who perspire heavily, it is recommended to use a special drying aid available from our office.
Store your hearing aids in the cases provided and out of reach of children and pets. Hearing aids are especially attractive to dogs, big and small. They detect the scent of body oil and or can sometimes hear the feedback squeal if the aid is lying on a table with the battery still engaged.
Keep Devices Away From Children And Pets
Avoid Contact With Hairspray or Make-up
Correct Care Cleaning Tips
Remove earwax from the sound opening at least weekly, or sooner if needed, with the tools provided by your hearing care professional.
Brush the microphone openings weekly to keep them open and clean
Remember to remove the batteries completely if hearing aids will not be worn for more than a day.