If you wear hearing aids, you know how much they can improve your quality of life. Hearing aids can help you communicate better, enjoy your favorite sounds, and stay connected to the world around you. But did you know that hearing aids also need regular care and maintenance to keep working properly? In this blog post, we will explain why regular cleanings and service on your hearing aids are important, and how to do them correctly.
Why are regular cleanings and service important?
Hearing aids are complex devices that are exposed to a lot of dirt, moisture, wax, and sweat every day. These factors can affect the performance and lifespan of your hearing aids, causing problems such as:
- Reduced sound quality and volume
- Feedback or whistling noises
- Battery drain or corrosion
- Malfunction or damage of the components
Regular cleanings and service can help prevent these issues by removing any debris or moisture that may have accumulated in your hearing aids, and by checking and replacing any parts that may be worn out or damaged. This way, you can ensure that your hearing aids are always in optimal condition and functioning as intended.
How to clean and service your hearing aids?
The best way to clean and service your hearing aids is to follow the instructions and recommendations of your hearing care professional and your hearing aid manufacturer. They can provide you with the specific tools and techniques that are suitable for your type and model of hearing aids. However, here are some general tips that apply to most hearing aids:
- Clean your hearing aids daily with a soft, dry cloth or a special cleaning brush. Do not use any liquids, solvents, or chemicals that may damage your hearing aids.
- Store your hearing aids in a dry and cool place when not in use. You can also use a dehumidifier or a drying box to remove any moisture from your hearing aids overnight.
- Replace your batteries regularly and remove them when not using your hearing aids for a long time. Check for any signs of corrosion or leakage on the battery contacts and clean them if needed.
- Schedule regular appointments with your hearing care professional for a thorough cleaning and service of your hearing aids. They can use specialized equipment and tools to remove any stubborn dirt or moisture from your hearing aids, and to check and adjust the settings and functions of your devices. They can also advise you on when to replace any parts or accessories that may be worn out or damaged.
By following these tips, you can keep your hearing aids clean and well-maintained, and enjoy the benefits of better hearing for longer. If you have any questions about hearing aid maintenance, or concerns about your hearing aids or hearing loss, do not hesitate to give us a call, or just click here to book an appointment online.