Taking Care of your Hearing Aids
Hearing aids are a wonderful investment when it comes to an effective treatment for hearing loss. Getting your hearing aids is only the easiest part though. It is important to take good care of them so that you can save yourself unnecessary repair costs for your hearing aids in the future.
When you purchase your hearing aids, your audiologist provides you with recommendations on how to provide routine maintenance care on your hearing aids. This helps you protect and preserve the optimal functionality of your hearing aids. Make sure you follow the recommendations you were given carefully.
It may seem like a basic thing, but much of the damage that occurs with hearing aids is due to improper storage. At night you will need to remove your hearing aids and keep it in an airtight container to protect it from moisture. Keep it in a cool, dry place which is safe and beyond the immediate reach of your pets or young children. Even the slightest bump can damage the delicate inner workings of your hearing aids so keep them safe and out of harm’s way.
Your ears constantly come in contact with dirt, sweat, and earwax throughout the day. This is why it is important to dehumidify your hearing aids at night to get rid of any excess moisture that may damage them. Make sure you clean out your hearing aids regularly with the toolkit you were given so that you can remove all the dirt and earwax that may be trapped within the hearing aids.
Always leave the battery doors open when you store your hearing aids for the night. This will enable air to circulate and help keep your hearing aids dry. Always use a clean and soft cloth to remove any earwax that you can see and use the toolkit to deep clean the hearing aids.
Keeping your hearing aids clean is simple and easy. It also saves you unnecessary hassle and costs to get your hearing aids repaired. Make your hearing aid cleaning process part of your daily routine so that you never forget to keep them clean. Small precautions in the short term can save you big costs in the long term. Happy hearing!