Simple Dos and Don’ts for Hearing Aid Care

April 13, 2016
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Hearing aids are fascinating little objects. They have tiny components and intricate circuitry which provides optimal hearing for their users. The idea of taking care of such a small piece of technology can sometimes be frightening. Fear not, the following list of dos and don’ts will give you the confidence you need when wearing and maintaining your hearing aids, whether they are new or old!

Dos:

  • Do wear your hearing aids every day. Hearing aids will not completely restore normal hearing, but they will greatly improve the hearing ability that you do have. If you have two hearing aids, be sure to always wear both! Not only do hearing aids help you hear, they also keep your brain stimulated.
  • Do keep your hearing aids out of reach of children and pets.
  • Do make sure you have enough batteries and wax guards on hand.
  • Do strive to keep your hearing aids as clean as possible. If wax gets built up in your hearing aids it can greatly impact the sound quality.
  • Do open your battery door at the end of each day. Not only does this allow moisture in your hearing aids to escape, it also preserves your battery life. It’s a win-win situation!
  • Do store your hearing aids in their case immediately upon removing them from your ears.

Don’ts:

  • Don’t leave your hearing aids in places where extreme levels of heat can occur. For example, inside a parked car on a sunny summer day.
  • Don’t get your hearing aids wet. However, accidents do happen. If your hearing aids get wet, pat them dry and immediately remove the battery. If you think any water damage has occurred, contact Hearing Care Clinic to see what further solutions they have.
  • Don’t expose your hearing aids to harmful chemicals, including those found in hairspray, cosmetics, insect repellent, etc. When using these products, allow time for the product to dry prior to putting your hearing aids back in.
  • Last, but not least, don’t get discouraged if you find your hearing aids to be overwhelming. We are all rookies at some point in time, practice makes perfect!

 

The best way to get the most out of your hearing aids is to wear them on a daily basis. Putting them in your ears when you wake up each morning becomes a habit, and a good one at that! If you would like to hear some more helpful tips on how to maintain your hearing aids or if you are not 100% satisfied with how they sound, book an appointment at your nearest Hearing Care Clinic location. Let our professional and qualified specialists take a look and see what they can do to improve your level of hearing. We love helping you hear better!