While earwax plays a crucial role in ear health, acting as a natural lubricant and a barrier against dirt and foreign bodies, it can also be a common cause of hearing aid malfunctions.
Earwax is a natural part of your ear's self-cleaning system, usually nothing to worry about. But if you wear hearing aids, earwax can be a problem. When you wear a hearing aid, it creates a warm, moist environment in your ear that can make your ears produce more earwax, which might lead to blockages.
To prevent wax buildup that could damage your hearing aid and avoid the need for a replacement, it's crucial to clean your hearing aid daily.
Regularly removing earwax from hearing aids is crucial to prevent malfunctions in specific components, such as:
If you have any concerns about your hearing aid's performance, consider visiting an Amplifon centre, where hearing experts can diagnose and address any sound distortion issues. In general, earwax can impact a hearing aid's proper functioning in various ways. Let's examine them in detail.
Yes, it can cause damage. Hearing aids and earwax are always in contact, as earwax is ever-present in the ear. The issue arises when there is an excess of earwax. Regularly cleaning the hearing aid and scheduling periodic check-ups can prevent damage or sudden malfunctions. Replacing parts that are damaged or at risk of damage is good care practice for our hearing aids. While they are durable devices, they still require ongoing care.
As a general rule, it best to clean your hearing aids daily using a soft, dry cloth. Avoid using water, liquid detergents, solvents, or alcohol, as they may cause damage. When cleaning, it's a good practice to place the device on a soft surface to prevent accidental falls. Amplifon provides a diverse range of products designed for cleaning hearing aids, tailored to various requirements. By establishing the appropriate cleaning routine, you can enhance comfort, prolong the lifespan, and maintain the optimal performance of your hearing aids.
The second step is to remove the batteries from the device. This serves two purposes: to clean the cavity where they are placed and to allow air circulation in that area.
In general, opening the battery compartment is advisable, even if you don't conduct a thorough cleaning. It promotes airflow, preventing the accumulation of moisture that could eventually lead to the growth of persistent bacteria. Additionally, this practice helps extend the battery's lifespan, as it remains separated from internal components when the compartment is open.
Yes, audiologists can effectively remove earwax from hearing aids. While daily cleaning is essential, it's equally important to schedule regular checks for your device. These routine assessments help proactively address potential problems and prevent sudden malfunctions, ensuring your hearing aids continue work at peak performance.
Daily maintenance, involving the removal of earwax from the external components of your hearing aids, is key. This routine upkeep not only prevents the accumulation of earwax but also helps in prolonging the longevity of various device parts. By regularly cleaning your hearing device, you can continue to enjoy uninterrupted and clear hearing.
Besides your daily cleaning routine, regular check-ups at specialised centres also play a crucial role in ensuring your device runs smoothly. These check ups serve to:
Amplifon centres are conveniently located throughout Australia, staffed with a dedicated team of audiologists and hearing care professionals, ready to help you achieve optimal hearing every day.