It’s important to take care of your hearing aids not only to maintain high performance levels, but it will 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.
Your Audiologist/ Hearing care professional 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 listening at the maximum performance level:
Taking care of your hearing aid involves quite a number of steps to remember. During the day when you are most active and exposed to the elements, it’s important to keep in mind that it needs to stay dry and you have to avoid anything from building up on the tiny microphone. Come night time remember to take it off and remove the battery from the device. Keep it in a dehumidifier to allow the device to dry overnight. As for long term care, make sure not to miss out on your regular hearing tests. For any repair concerns, always turn it in for inspection by your provider.
To maximize your hearing aid and the benefits of a fully functional device, make sure to keep it in the best condition as needed. Check your batteries regularly to avoid straining the device from giving you what you expect out of it. When your batteries are nearly drained, your hearing aid won’t be able to function fully and when this happens, you can strain your brain from overworking it. Have those replaced immediately to avoid complications. When the time comes that the ear mold starts to fit uncomfortably, it’s time to request an appointment with your provider.
If you are concerned that your hearing aid may need a repair, you will need to contact your local Amplifon audiologist/ hearing care professional for further support and advice. It’s important to look after the sensitive technology inside your device.