Guide to Hearing Aid Maintenance
The first couple of weeks with your hearing aids will involve several adjustments, from getting used to hearing all those small sounds again to learning how to care for and maintain your devices. However, once you get comfortable, you’ll find that it’s a liberating experience to be able to hear well once again.
In order to keep your hearing aids in good condition, it’s important that you think about how you can keep your hearing aids well-maintained so that you’re not at risk of damaging them or reducing their functionality. Like any device, they do need to be cleaned and you will need to take care of them at home.
Our hearing instrument specialists at Texan Renew Hearing Center will be able to guide you on how you can take care of your hearing aids, and in this article, we’re going to recommend a few common tips on how you can take care of your hearing aids so that you reduce the chances of breaking or damaging them and requiring a visit to our hearing center in order to fix it.
Handle your hearing aids with care
Make sure you handle your hearing aids with great care. They’re very small devices and are prone to breaking if you don’t treat them correctly. For instance, make sure you only handle your hearing aids with dry fingers so that you don’t risk getting liquid into the speaker or microphone. Also ensure that your hands are clean so that no dust particles, dirt or any kind of moisture affects them.
Keeping hearing aids dry
We understand that you may need to use your hearing aids in the rain or in other situations where there could be moisture. However, it’s important that you follow these steps to keep your hearing aids as dry as possible:
- Before you go for a shower or bath, remember to remove your hearing aids
- If you’re doing something active, make sure you remove your hearing aids now and then and clean both your ears and the hearing aid to prevent buildup of sweat and dirt
- Bathrooms are prone to steam, so make sure you keep your hearing aids in a separate location when you do shower or take a bath
- Use special wipes and drying aids to keep your hearing aids clean and dry
If you follow these tips, you can easily keep your hearing aids dry and free from any moisture or liquid damage.
Storing your hearing aid
You’ll also want to store your hearing aids in a special case to prevent them from being damaged or lost. You can purchase special cases for your hearing aids to keep them safe when not being worn. Your carry case will keep your hearing aids safe no matter where you take them, and it will prevent them from being physically damaged if you do drop them. It also keeps your hearing aids safe from any kind of liquid or moisture damage when they’re not in use.
When you aren’t using your hearing aids, make sure to remove the battery so that you can recharge them. Don’t forget to replace the battery when you need to use it again.
Don’t attempt to repair your hearing aid
It’s very important that you do not attempt to fix your hearing aids by yourself. You could cause irreversible damage to the hearing aids and it could even void the warranty. Make sure you leave any repairs to our experts so that you don’t risk damaging your hearing aids.
With the right care and maintenance, your hearing aids can serve you for years to come. Remember to always use the tools designed specifically for your type of device and if you struggle to properly clean them, visit your hearing instrument specialist to have them professionally examined and serviced. Having a professional instrument cleaning every six months allows your specialist to check over your device for any wear and tear and thoroughly detail all the different components.
Although Texan Renew Hearing Center is more than happy to help you fix your hearing aids, it’s important that you take care of them as best as you can at home so that your hearing aids are always available when you need them. Care and maintenance are very easy once you get used to it, but we understand that you might have questions and concerns. We’re happy to speak with you to offer advice, and you can also book an appointment if you require more help with your hearing aids. Simply contact us at (512) 667-6904 or use our online contact form to get in touch.