Inserting a hearing aid correctly is a matter of practice. That being said, it does not require any special equipment or preparation. The best way is to simply follow the instructions provided by your hearing care professional and repeat the process several times to familiarize yourself with the steps.
To ensure that the hearing aid works well and is positioned properly, it best to adjust it until the hearing aid sits comfortably in the ear. When wearing behind-the-ear hearing aids, the earmold should be positioned securely so signals can be can clearly transmitted into the ear. Alternatively, when wearing the In-the-ear and CIC (completely in your ear canal) models, the hearing aids must be placed in the ear canal so that the seal does not come loose when the head moves. To properly fit and position your hearing aids, ask your hearing care professional for help in the initial stages and then familiarize yourself at home with the insertion and removal steps.
To properly insert in-the-ear (ITE) hearing aids, you must:
To properly insert the receiver-in-canal hearing aids, you must:
To properly insert behind-the-ear (BTE) hearing aids, you must:
To properly remove in-the-ear (ITE) hearing aids, you must:
To properly remove the receiver-in-canal (RIC) hearing aids, you must:
To properly remove behind-the-ear (BTE) hearing aids, you must:
Cleaning your hearing aid periodically is a must. Proper cleaning will ensure that it functions properly. To keep your hearing instruments clean, make sure you:
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