Hearing aids are an important tool that can help people of all ages and significantly improve their quality of life. However, like any other piece of equipment, they require regular cleaning and care to stay at their best. This will help you hear the best you possibly can, extend the overall life of your hearing aid, and help to ensure proper hygiene. Below are some helpful tips that will make sure you keep your hearing aid in the best condition possible by utilizing the proper care steps.
Why Hearing Aid Care Is Important
In order to keep your hearing aids working for a long time in the best condition possible, daily care and cleaning is a must. Over time, earwax can actually accumulate in the ears and on the instrument itself as a result of daily wear. This can be harmful to the hearing aid and also the hygiene of your ears if this build up is allowed to occur.
Hearing Aid Cleaning Tips
When you purchase a hearing aid, you should also receive cleaning tools such as small picks or loops and a soft brush. Be sure to use these to remove earwax by carefully following the manufacturer’s instructions. You do not want to cause damage to your hearing aid. If you cannot remove all the wax yourself, a hearing professional can help you get the job done. When you remove your hearing aids at night, wipe them off with a dry and soft cloth. Do not use water, alcohol, or any other cleaning solvent as they can damage your hearing aids.
Know When Not To Wear Your Hearing Aids
While we may want to wear our hearing aids constantly, certain conditions and activities can actually do irreparable damage to them. Do not wear hearing aids:
- While swimming
- In the shower
- While using a hairdryer
- In a sauna
- While applying hair spray or other types of spray on hair and body products.
Hearing Protection for the Whole Family
Canary Hearing has over 40 years of experience providing hearing aid fittings, adjustments, hearing consultations, repair services, and hearing tests to our valued patients throughout Anne Arundel County, the Eastern Shore, and the state of Maryland. We offer state-of-the-art hearing solutions for your hearing loss and want to help you hear better than ever before. If you are ready for crystal clear hearing, contact us online or give us a call at (410)224-4327 (our Annapolis location) or (410)822-4327 (our Easton location). For more hearing tips, follow us on Facebook, Google+, Twitter, Pinterest, and YouTube.