When you have hearing aids, you know how important they are to your hearing health and overall wellbeing. And with proper care, you can make sure that your hearing aids will stay in good condition to keep doing their job. Here are some tips to help you take good care of your hearing aids.
It’s best to ask your audiologist about the best way to clean your hearing aids if they don’t come with cleaning instructions. The simplest way to clean most hearing aids is by using a soft, dry cloth to remove dirt and ear wax. But make sure that you avoid getting the hearing aid wet. It’s alright to wash any parts of it that are removable, like earmolds, that aren’t attached to any electrical components.
There are many reasons why you don’t want to get moisture in your hearing aids. In addition to water potentially ruining the electronic components, excess moisture trapped against your ears could breed infection. Moisture can come from sweat, steam, and of course, water. So make sure that if you sweat in your hearing aids that you clean them immediately and never wear them in the shower.
The batteries are an important part of powering a hearing aid. It’s a good idea to keep an amount of spare hearing aid batteries and store them away from animals and small children who might swallow them. Another good tip is to turn your hearing aids off when you’re not using them so that the battery doesn’t run down.
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