Earwax, therefore, is a natural component of the ear's self-cleaning mechanism and is typically not a cause for concern. However, if you use hearing aids, the presence of earwax can disrupt their normal operation.
The presence of something in the ear, such as a hearing aid, creates a warm, moist environment in which the production of earwax can increase, accumulating and sometimes forming a real plug. Hence, it's crucial to clean your hearing aid daily to avoid the wax buildup that can damage specific components and the need for replacement.
Removing earwax from hearing aids is important to prevent certain components from malfunctioning, such as:
If you have any doubts about the functioning of your hearing aid, you can always visit an Amplifon center where our hearing experts will be able to identify the cause of the distorted sound.
In general, earwax can affect the proper functioning of the hearing aid in various ways. Let's examine them in more detail.
Yes, it damages them. Hearing aids and earwax, after all, are always in contact, because earwax is an ever-present component of the ear.
The problem arises when the presence of earwax becomes excessive. Daily cleaning of the hearing aid and periodic check-ups prevent any breakage or sudden malfunction. Replacing parts that are damaged or about to be damaged is a good care practice for our hearing aids, which, although durable devices, require constant care.
As a standard practice, the foundation is daily cleaning with a gentle, dry cloth. The use of water, liquid detergents, solvents or alcohol, which can damage them, should be avoided.
Also, when cleaning, it is best to hold the device on a soft surface to prevent it from falling.
Amplifon offers a wide range of products for cleaning hearing aids, specific for all eventualities: finding the right cleaning routine increases wearing comfort, durability and operation.
The second step is to remove the batteries from the device, firstly to clean the cavity where they are placed, but also to let air into the section.
Generally speaking, opening the battery compartment is a good thing even if you do not carry out a thorough cleaning as it allows air to pass through and avoids a build-up of moisture that could in the long run create persistent bacteria. It is also a good practice to preserve the life of the battery which, when open, is not in contact with any internal components.
Yes, audiologists can remove earwax from hearing aids. In addition to daily cleaning, it is important to carry out regular checks of the device to prevent problems or sudden malfunctions.
Removing earwax from hearing aids on a daily basis by cleaning the external components is important to prevent earwax build-up, avoid premature replacement of parts and continue to hear well without hiccups.
Besides the daily cleaning of earwax from hearing aids, regular check-ups in specialised centres are important for:
Amplifon centers are conveniently located across United Kingdom, with a team of dedicated audiologists and hearing care professionals ready to assist you in achieving optimal hearing day by day.
Book an appointment and come and visit us at one of our Amplifon centers, our hearing care professionals will be ready to answer any of your curiosities about the world of hearing and to show you our range of Amplifon hearing aids.