Taking good care of your hearing aids can help extend their life and ensure they continue to perform well. Here are some useful tips.
Clean your hearing aids every day. Use a soft cloth, tissue or special hearing aid brush to wipe the outside. Never use alcohol or cleansers. They harm the internal components and circuitry.
Use a dehumidifier kit regularly to prevent moisture from entering the hearing aids and damaging the components. You may be able to purchase one from your hearing healthcare professional.
Use a wax loop or brush to remove ear wax and other debris. Never use a straight pin or other sharp object to clean wax from your hearing aids.
Replace behind-the-ear earmolds when they become dry, cracked, stiff or discoloured.
Store batteries in a dry, safe location away from children and pets.
Replace dead batteries immediately.
Always recycle or discard batteries carefully.