Cleaning and maintaining your hearing aid daily ensures it will function properly. Your hearing care professional will instruct you how to take care of your hearing aid. Some tools to help maintain your hearing aid include a listening tube, battery tester, force air blower, and drying container. Ask your hearing care professional on how to obtain them.
Steps you can take to care for your hearing aid include:
- Performing listening checks - using a listening tube to ensure your hearing aid’s sound is clear.
- Checking the batteries - using a battery tester to make sure the batteries are at full strength so the hearing aid is functioning optimally.
- Wiping the cleaning aid – using a dry, soft cloth to remove any dirt and dust.
- Keeping moisture to a minimum - putting your hearing aid in a drying container prevents moisture buildup and ensures the hearing aid functions properly.
- Minimizing feedback - feedback is the whistling noise that can come from a hearing aid. It can happen when the ear mold is too small or if the patient has too much ear wax. Talk to your hearing care professional if you hear feedback from your hearing aid.