TIPS TO MAINTAIN HEARING AIDS IN GOOD CONDITION
#1 Keep them clean
Water or other fluids should never be used to clean any kind of hearing aids. Clean the surfaces of the hearing aid with a soft, dry cloth, use the special brush and tool supplied with the hearing aid to brush away any wax around the sound outlet, microphone opening and vent.
#2 Keep them safe
Lean over the table when inserting and removing your hearing aid. Hearing aids can easily be damaged if they fall on the hard floor. Also, don’t let children play with the hearing aids as they might accidental detach or drop down the hearing aids.
#3 Keep them snug
Hearing aids should never be exposed to high temperatures or moisture. Don’t wear your hearing aids while showering, swimming, during radiation treatment, or when using a hair dryer. Use a drying kit regularly, there are electronic drying stations available to dry out your hearing aids that you can use at night.
#4 Keep in touch
Your level of hearing loss may change over time, which means that your hearing aids will have to be adjusted to meet your new hearing needs. It’s important to keep in touch with your hearing professional and have regular hearing evaluations to get the most out of your hearing aids.
#5 Keep your batteries fresh
Open your hearing aid battery door when you aren’t using it to assure that your device isn’t using power when it’s not in your ear. Unopened hearing aid batteries should be stored in a dry place at room temperature – like a drawer.
#6 Keep them on
It is common for new users to feel strange wearing their hearing aids. New sounds and the feeling of a new hearing aid in your ear can take some time getting used to. The best way to adjust to wearing hearing aids is to wear them as much as possible. Start with short periods of time and gradually work up to a couple hours and eventually wear them every day. Soon you won’t even realise you are wearing your hearing aids.