Keeping your hearing aid clean and free of bacteria could help prevent any faults occurring and also helps protect your ear from infection. In addition to regular routine checkups for your hearing, we also advise that you have your device professionally cleaned every 3-6 months. This will help preserve the excellent working order and efficiency of your device. After all, hearing aids are delicate and advanced pieces of technology that are relied upon each and every day.
Tips for Cleaning Your Hearing Aids
Your hearing aids were an investment, and to protect their longevity a good daily cleaning routine is needed. When you clean your hearing aids, be sure to focus on the microphone and receivers, checking for any obstructions, signs of damage and that all pieces are correctly connecting. Follow these simple tips for cleaning your hearing aids:
- Be sure to use the correct cleaning kit for your hearing aids. Avoid solvents, household cleaning agents and alcohol. (We are happy to advise you on the most appropriate products for your device.)
- Thoroughly clean your hands before touching your hearing aids.
- As a precaution, place a soft towel under you whilst cleaning your device. This will help avoid damaging your hearing aids if you accidentally drop one.
- Don’t get your hearing aids wet; use a soft, dry cloth or appropriate disinfectant wipes to clean them.
- Keep a supply of spare filters and wax guards, and change them as directed.
- Focus on each part in turn, carefully removing dirt, wax, and lint. Afterwards, make sure that the connections are solid once again.
- Don’t neglect the batteries and battery compartment.
- After cleaning is a good time to check the volume and settings and that the battery is inserted correctly, before a final listening check for feedback, broken sound and clarity.
General Tips To Protect Your Hearing Aids
Follow these tips to avoid unnecessary damage to your hearing aid:
- Remove your hearing aids whilst blow drying/styling your hair or applying hair products, perfumes, make-up and sunscreen.
- Keep your hearing aid dry and keep it away from extreme temperatures.
- Store your device in a dry box or dehumidifier when it is not in use, i.e overnight or when showering etc. This will remove bacteria and keep it safe and dry.
- Keep your hearing aids away from children and pets.
- Follow the instructions that came with your hearing aids.
If it’s been a while since you last had your hearing aids professionally cleaned, why not book an appointment today? Call Come Hear Greenville today on (864) 546-5708 to book in your next assessment. Alternatively, click here to request an appointment online.