How to Properly Care for Your Hearing Aid

How to Properly Care for Your Hearing Aid

How to Properly Care for Your Hearing Aid

So you’ve just got your brand new hearing aid from Clear Choice Hearing Center and you can’t believe how comfortable it is! Once you experience just how amazing a new custom hearing device really is, you’ll probably want to find a way to make it last forever.

While it might be impossible to have your own device last that long, there are steps you can take to prolong its life to get the most out of your investment.

Remember, if you ever have any questions about a new hearing aid from Clear Choice do not hesitate to give us a call.

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Always Test It

Listening tests should immediately become part of your daily morning routine. Use a listening tube to make sure your hearing aid is not only working but working properly. Even if you won’t be wearing your hearing aid for the day you need to perform a listening test to make sure it will operate properly when you need it.

Batteries are another part of your hearing aid that needs to be tested regularly. You can expect your hearing aid batteries to last approximately 1-2 weeks, but you should still test them just in case. You hearing aid must have full batteries if you want your hearing aid to operate at maximum strength. Remember that spent batteries should always be disposed of properly – ask your hearing professional if you have any questions about disposing of your hearing aid batteries.

Keep It Dry

Moisture can be your hearing aid’s worst enemy. Aside from low batteries, moisture build-up is the main cause of issues with hearing aids. Specialized drying containers are made just for removing moisture trapped inside hearing aids. Be sure to remove the batteries before drying, though, as the process could damage the batteries permanently.

A dry hearing aid is a happy one and will last much longer than one that doesn’t receive regular drying. The cost of a drying container is well worth the extended life and use you get in return!

Clean Your Hearing Device

Just as with testing and drying, cleaning should be a regular part of owning a hearing aid. Dirt and grime will rapidly accumulate in your hearing aid regardless of your lifestyle.

The best way to thoroughly clean it is to remove the ear mold and clean it with a mild soap and water solution. Once it is spotless, you need to make sure it is completely dry before reattaching it to the body of the device. Remember, moisture and hearing aids are not friends, so don’t introduce any unnecessary wetness to your unit.

You might be tempted to look for ways to speed up the drying process, but it is not advised. This can be dangerous, so be very careful and do not use a hair dryer! The heat can damage the ear mold and disfigure it completely. Only use a forced air blower to dry your ear mold to protect it from damaging heat.

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Once you get into a routine, you’ll find that caring for your hearing aid is as easy as can be. Aside from keeping it clean, you will extend the life of your unit immensely with a concerted effort to maintain it.

As always, be sure you contact your local hearing professionals with any questions!

If you or a family member is in need of a hearing checkup, don’t hesitate to contact Clear Choice Hearing Center today.

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