Wax guards are components which protect your hearing aid from external agents such as earwax, sebum, dust and dirt. They are particularly important, because they stop the debris from clogging the inside of your hearing aid: various types of wax guards are available. However, over time debris tends to build up, hindering the device’s proper functioning. When this happens guards must be replaced.
The answer is subjective. Some people replace their wax guard once a week, others once a year. Each person has a different ear, with different needs and a different production of earwax and sweat, elements which affect the hearing aid efficiency.
To ensure that hearing aids work properly, they must be replaced when necessary, especially when:
In these situations, the first thing to do may be to replace the battery. However, if the problem persists, the ideal solution is to consider changing the wax guard.
Anybody can easily replace their wax guard. In fact, this procedure cannot damage the hearing aid, and it is necessary for the proper care of your device. Of course, doing it correctly is advisable in order to prevent potential problems. Amplifon hearing care professionals are always ready to help you replace your wax guard: all you have to go is just go to your nearest Amplifon centre.
Here are the steps to replace your wax guard:
Wax guards play a very important role for the hearing aid, therefore, although cleaning the filter may seem a good choice, once the filter is replaced with a new one, it is not recommended to clean and reuse it. In fact, during the use, the filter tends to absorb earwax and other materials to protect the hearing aid. So, once replaced, it is good to throw it away to avoid unpleasant problems to the hearing aid itself.
Wax guards can be purchased at Amplifon centres, where our hearing care professionals will be happy to reply to all your questions and assist you. Our hearing care professionals will be happy to help you purchase the wax guard that best suits your hearing aid. If necessary, they will also help you replace the guard for you.