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Care and Maintenance

Take care of your hearing aid

It's important to take care of your hearing aids, not only to maintain high performance levels, but to help minimise any potential problems you may experience with everyday use. Regular cleaning and maintenance can extend the life of your hearing aids, ensuring you are capturing all the sounds of life every single day.

Tips on looking after your hearing aids

  • Make sure your hands are clean and dry before handling your hearing aids.
  • Take off your hearing aids before showering, bathing or swimming.
  • Remove your hearing aids before applying perfume or hair spray.
  • Levels of condensation in bathrooms or changing rooms can cause damage so find a dry, secure storage location.
  • Choose a dry storage location away from heat sources and out of direct sunlight. Make sure your location is out of reach of children and pets.
  • Prevent excessive ear wax build up by cleaning your ears periodically with an at-home irrigation kit.
  • Clean your hearing aids regularly using your hearing aid cleaning kit. Use a soft, dry cloth and avoid household cleaners or solvents. For more information see our cleaning guide.
  • Store your hearing aids in their case or drying cup when not in use. If you won’t be using your hearing aids for an extended period, remove the batteries and store them separately.
  • Use an expert if you need repairs. DIY repairs can cause damage to the tiny electrical systems inside your hearing aids which can be costly to fix or cause permanent damage.
  • If your lost your hearing aid but this is insured, you can request a new one from the center where you purchased it.


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The best batteries for your hearing aid

Many of our hearing aids require batteries of various sizes to keep you hearing.

Cleaning your hearing aid

Caring for your hearing aids has never been easier with the new Ampliclear range of cleaning products for BTE (behind the ear) and ITC/CIC (in the canal/completely in the canal) hearing aids. Your Amplifon audiologist will have shown you how to clean your hearing aids - but if you need a refresher, there are a few approaches depending on the type of hearing aid you have.

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