Up to $2,500 off premium devices* Book now

Hearing aid care instructions

Maintaining your hearing aid

Regular cleaning and maintenance can extend the life of your hearing aids, ensuring you are capturing all the sounds of life every single day. Hearing aids can encounter various issues that may affect their performance and functionality. Your audiologist or audiometrist will show you how to care for your hearing aids and will provide any ongoing support and advice that you may need.

Here are some simple tips to ensure you are maintaining your hearing aids and listening at the maximum performance level.

  1. Keep your fingers clean. Ensure your fingers are clean and dry before touching your hearing aid. The microphone is very small and can easily become blocked.

  2. Protect your hearing aid from moisture. Always take your hearing aids out before having a shower, taking a bath or going swimming. It’s best to leave your hearing aids out of humid environments like the bathroom, as moisture can damage the electronic components in your hearing aid. Your audiologist or audiometrist will advise you to remove the battery overnight, leaving the battery compartment open. A specific dehumidifier should be used regularly.

  3. Avoid contact with sprays and makeup. Fine particles of hair spray, body spray and makeup can block the microphone and controls. Ensure you have removed your hearing aids prior to using these types of products.

  4. Take care of your hearing aids. You need to ensure your hearing aids are clean and free of ear wax at all times. If you are cleaning your hearing aids, use a dry, soft cloth. Hearing aid care products are available through your audiologist and audiometrists. They will also check for ear wax build up and the general working order of your hearing aid.

  5. Seek out repairs. If you are concerned that your hearing aid may need a repair, you will need to contact your local Amplifon audiologist or audiometrist for further support and advice. It’s important to look after the sensitive technology inside your device.

5 Star service check

As part of your service, our trained staff will provide the following services to ensure the longevity of your hearing aids, maintaining quality performance:

  1. Clean and examine contacts
  2. Check tubing and batteries
  3. Clean the casing and microphone duct
  4. Check for acoustic feedback
  5. Check hearing aid performance
Need help cleaning your hearing aids? Contact your local clinic
a grandmother giving a hug to her granddaughter

Follow our customer stories

Read our customer stories and learn how they live with their hearing aids, thanks to Amplifon.

Get support and advice

Request an appointment

Book now

Take an online hearing test

Take the test

Find a clinic near you

Find a clinic