Hearing aids are incredibly detailed and sophisticated devices that can support people living with hearing loss. Hearing aids work by amplifying sounds through the ear to help you process what is happening around you and increase your level of hearing.
Your audiologist will work with you to help you find the right hearing aid for you and ensure it is programmed so to your dorsal situation to give you the best experience.
When you take your hearing aid home, it is imperative that you care for your hearing aids to ensure you get the most from them every time you wear them and you don’t cause additional damage.
These tips can go a long way in helping you to care for your hearing aids.
Keep Them Dry
Avoid wearing your hearing aids in damp conditions to help them stay dry and avoid becoming damaged from excess moisture. Even the smallest amount of water can interfere with your hearing aids and cause damage to the internal components. After wearing your device, ensure it is completely dry and no moisture is inside the device or left to cause damage.
Clean The After Each Use
You need to be cleaning your hearing aids after each use. Or if you only wear them sporadically, clean them regularly to avoid dust build-up. Your hearing aids will come into contact with many contaminants during wear, including ear wax, oils from your skin, dirt from your hands if touching them, hair or skin products, and the environment around you. You need to avoid build-up by taking care of your hearing aids and cleaning them regularly using a soft cloth or the tools provided when you purchased your hearing aids.
Get Them Repaired If Needed
From time to time, it might become apparent that your hearing aids aren’t working as they should be. This can be from an accident or general use. By seeking hearing aid repairs, when needed, can help you to protect them from further damage. Hearing aids are expensive, and one way to preserve them is to ensure they are always in full working order. This means if you notice any changes in how they work or how they feel when fitted, you get this rectified quickly.
Keep The Protected
When you hear aids aren’t being worn, you must keep them in the case to avoid them becoming damaged. The safest way to keep your hearing aids safe is to keep them clean and dry in case they come in. This prevents them from coming into contact with dirt, debris, fluids, etc., and can help to preserve their lifespan.
Wash Your Hands
Much like you need to clean the physical devices regularly, you need to ensure you are handling your hearing aids with clean hands. This will help you to avoid transferring anything from your body to your devices when inserting and removing them from your ears.
Taking due care and attention when handling and caring for your hearing aids will go a long way to ensure they remain in the best possible condition to ensure longevity and give you the best performance possible.