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A Step-by-Step Guide to Hearing Aid Maintenance
If you are experiencing hearing loss, you will know all too well that it is not only important to choose from all of the available hearing aids with care, but you need to look after your hearing device properly too. With careful care, your hearing device can last you for many years to come. The steps you need to follow are not complicated, but they will ensure that your device works to the optimal level so you do not need to spend money on a replacement in the near future.
So, let’s take a look at some of the steps that you should take to care of your hearing device:
Pay Attention to What Your Audiologist Has to Say
There is only one place to begin, and this is by listening to the advice provided by your audiologist. When you first received your hearing device, your audiologist will have told you how to care for it, look after it properly and store it correctly. Hopefully, you made some notes on this that you can refer to. However, if you are unsure, your audiologist will be more than happy to help you.
Purchase the Right Tools
Next, you will need to buy the right tools for cleaning your hearing device at home. One thing that you are certainly going to need is a wax pick and brush. This is because wax can easily end up accumulating at the part of the device where the sound comes out, at the opening end of the hearing aid. This can cause muffled sounds or feedback. If the wax is left long enough, it can damage the receiver. Instead, you can gently clean the wax away using a pick and brush.
Clean Your Device Before You Go to Bed
We highly recommend that you clean your device daily. This is something you should do before you go to bed every night. This is a good time for cleaning your hearing aid because your device will have time to dry out fully while you are sleeping. When cleaning your device, please stay away from any wipes that contain alcohol or chemicals.
Some Other Things You Can Do to Look After Your Hearing Device
We are going to end with a few other steps you can take to look after your hearing device. This includes keeping the device away from heat and moisture, replacing batteries at the earliest opportunity and making sure you do not use any products like hairspray or other hair care items when wearing the device. Furthermore, when the device is not in use, we recommend that you turn it off.
All in all, a little bit of care can go a very long way when it comes to your hearing device. We hope the steps and tips that we have provided above will help you to enjoy your hearing aid for many years to come! After all, this little device plays a huge role when it comes to quality of life.