Caring For Your Hearing Aid

When you have your private hearing aids fitted, your audiologist will provide you with important information about how to maintain and care for your hearing aid. It's important to look after your hearing aids in order to make sure that they function well and to prolong their lifespan.

In order to keep your hearing aids safe and in good working condition, it's important to clean them regularly and store them in a safe and dry place.

Daily cleaning is advisable to prevent wax and other debris getting stuck in the devices; wax is supposed to be found in the ears, but it can cause problems for hearing aids and it may prevent you fro hearing properly if it gets stuck in your hearing aid. In order to prevent problems associated with wax, remove your hearing aids and use a wax pick to get rid of any wax that has become lodged in the hearing aid.

Use a soft bristled brush or cloth to gently wipe your hearing aids clean on a daily basis. If you have a behind the ear hearing aid, gently remove the tube and wash it with soapy water and then dry it.

If you do not wear your hearing aids all the time, it's a good idea to keep them in a safe place. As soon as you take them out, place them in their box and keep the container in a safe place, which you will remember easily. Try to avoid leaving hearing aids lying around; this is especially important if you have a pet or there are young children around.

Regular follow-up appointments are recommended and they can help you to get the best out of your hearing aids and ensure any problems can be addressed quickly.

Your audiologist will give you advice and tips to help you take good care of your hearing aids at your fitting and subsequent appointments, but if you do have any questions, you can always give them a call.

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