Hearing aid tubes are one of the most fundamental components of several hearing aids available today and therefore of great importance in order to guarantee their proper functioning.
The hearing tube is an essential component of a hearing aid as it enables sound to be transferred to the ear. For this reason, it must always be properly connected to the earpiece or earmold. Additionally, in order to ensure proper functioning, it must always be kept clean of moisture and earwax.
Cleaning hearing aid tubes is essential to ensure their correct functioning and we advise that you always wash your hands thoroughly before doing so. Handling your hearing aid with dirty hands can cause more damage than you imagine.
As far as cleaning hearing aid tubes is concerned, you can use the brush provided in your hearing aid’s complimentary cleaning kit. Alternatively, you can also detach the hearing tubes once a week and wash them under running water. Take care to dry them completely before using them again, as water, together with earwax, is the principal enemy of hearing aids.
If you are not sure how to clean hearing aid tubes, or if you are a beginner, you can get help from Amplifon hearing care professionals by going to your nearest centre.
One of the most common signs of a problem with a hearing aid is a partial or total reduction in hearing: i.e. the sound is distorted or the device becomes completely mute. Sometimes, this may be due to the battery running out; other times, it may be due to a blocked tube.
To unblock a hearing tube, all you have to do is remove the obstruction. More often than not this is caused by earwax, so you should clean it thoroughly but gently. If, however, cleaning the hearing tube doesn’t resolve the problem, the causes lie elsewhere and consulting a specialist may be the best solution.
You can change hearing aid tubes yourself by following these three simple steps:
Remember, you can always consult your Amplifon specialists for all the necessary information.
You can buy hearing aid tubes on the most popular e-commerce sites or in specialised shops. Hearing tubes are also available in all Amplifon centres.
If you wish to purchase hearing aids, you can do so at the Amplifon center nearest to you. If you have any questions about the care or cleaning of your hearing aids, please make an appointment at your nearest Amplifon centre.
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