Follow these 10 useful care tips for your hearing aids to minimize any potential problems. Taking proper care of your hearing aids will ensure they last for many years.
Handle With Care
- Wash your hands and dry them before you put on your hearing aids, as dirt and moisture can block the tiny microphone.
Keep Your Hearing Aids Dry
- Remove before showering, bathing, or swimming
- Keep them away from moisture (don’t leave them in a bathroom), as moisture and condensation may damage the electronics.
Clean Your Hearing Aids Regularly
- Clean with a soft, dry cloth daily
- Never use alcohol, solvents or cleaning agents
Keep Your Hearing Aids in a Safe Place
- Place them safely in their carrying case each night
- Leave the battery compartment open so moisture can escape
- Use a special drying aid available from your audiologist
Avoid Contact with Hairspray or Make-Up
- Put your hearing aids on after using hairspray or applying make-up to avoid clogging the microphone input and volume control switch.
Leave All Repairs to an Expert
- Don’t try to repair your hearing aids yourself
- Never use a screwdriver or oil on your hearing aids, as you can damage sensitive micromechanical and electronic systems.
Extend Hearing Aid Battery Life
- Remove batteries when hearing aids are not in use for a while to avoid corrosion and damage to hearing aids.
- Don’t store hearing aids in the refrigerator or bathroom, as extreme temperatures (hot or cold) and high humidity levels are not good for the life of your hearing aid batteries.
- Don’t remove the plastic tab from each pack’s battery until you are ready to use it.
See Your Audiologist Regularly
- Schedule follow-up appointments with your audiologist every 6 months to a year to check your hearing aid function and performance, to fix any problems, and to get a thorough cleaning.
With proper maintenance of your hearing aid device, you can make them last many years and protect your financial investment.
If you suspect you might have a hearing loss due to noise exposure, please contact us, NHHI, at (603) 792-4327
for a hearing evaluation. You may also make an appointment online.