How to Effectively Clean and Maintain Your Hearing Aids

Remember the last time your car broke down in the middle of nowhere, or when your mobile phone unexpectedly died on you? More often than not, these hiccups tend to happen at the most inconvenient times. Well, that’s life for you. 

But here’s a nifty secret: the mundane, oft-ignored chore of maintenance, though dull as dishwater, is the unsung hero that can save the day. While none of these tasks sound particularly exciting, their true value becomes painfully clear when we’re left in the lurch due to a lack of timely upkeep. It’s the classic tale of prevention being better than cure.

And you know what else could use a bit of this boring preventative care? You guessed it – your hearing aids. Today, we’re talking about the nitty-gritty of hearing aid maintenance, which is as vital as choosing the right model for you. So, stick with us as we delve into the how-to’s of effectively cleaning and maintaining your hearing aids.

Caring for Your Hearing Aids: What You Need to Know

So, how do you go about keeping your hearing aids in top-notch shape? Here’s what you need to know.

Daily Cleaning: Your New Routine

A daily cleaning routine is key. Gently wipe your hearing aids with a dry cloth to remove any earwax or dirt accumulated throughout the day. However, remember to be gentle as these devices are delicate, just like your ears.

The Magic of a Cleaning Kit

Investing in a hearing aid cleaning kit can be a game-changer. These kits often include a soft brush to dislodge stubborn debris, a wax pick to clean hard-to-reach areas, and a vent cleaner to clear out the tiny sound tubes.

Drying Station: Your Aid’s Nightly Retreat

Just like how we need our rest, your hearing aids need theirs. A nightly drying routine is essential, especially if you’re one of us who tend to sweat or live in a humid climate. A drying station or dehumidifier will help you maintain the quality of your hearing aids, ensuring they can work their magic day in and day out.

When to Seek Help From a Hearing Professional

While you can do a lot at home, a regular check-up with us, your trusty hearing professionals, can nip potential issues in the bud. We’re equipped to deep clean your hearing aids and make sure they are performing at their best.

Maintenance Tips and Tricks

While cleaning is crucial, so is regular maintenance. Here are a few quick tips:

Battery Care: The heartbeat of your hearing aid is its battery. Make sure to turn off your hearing aids when you’re not using them to prolong battery life. And remember, always store batteries in a dry place.

Avoid Contact with Water and Heat: Hearing aids aren’t a fan of either. So, keep them safe and sound when you’re planning a shower or a day out in the sun.

Regular Part Replacement: Earwax build-up can block sound in the ear mould or dome of your hearing aid. Regularly changing these parts can help maintain the performance of your aid.

With these tips in your back pocket, you’re all set to keep your hearing aids in prime condition!

Our hearing, as intricate and delicate as it is, deserves the best care possible. If you’ve been noticing changes in your hearing, we’re here to help. Hearing aids, with proper cleaning and maintenance, can truly transform your daily life. They’re not just an investment in your hearing health, but also in your overall quality of life. So, isn’t it time you took control of your hearing health?

Ready to step into the world of sound? Come pay us a visit at one of our branches in London and the southeast. Let’s work together to bring the symphony of life’s sounds back into your world!