How old is your hearing aid? While your hearing aid is a crucial tool for allowing you to hear throughout the day, it also requires upkeep to continue working the way that it should over time. With a few easy steps, you can effectively ensure that your hearing aid will last you for many years to come. If you are looking to extend the life of your hearing aid, consider these four easy tips to keep it working for the future.
Keeping Your Hearing Aid Clean
After you have changed your battery, you may also need to inspect the casing for any potential issues with other parts of your hearing aid. Any disruptions in the performance of your hearing aid may indicate that cleaning is necessary. Things such as ear wax, dust, and dirt can also clog the speakers on your hearing aid and ultimately interfere with overall sound quality. By ensuring that your hearing aid is clean and free of build up, you can use your hearing aid at a moderate volume to save your battery while hearing with clarity.
Keep Your Hands Clean
By simply washing your hands before handling your hearing aid, you can avoid the harmful effects of grease or dirt from your hands negatively affecting the battery of your hearing aid. Substances such as oil, dirt, and dust can harm the battery of your hearing aid over time, so it is especially crucial to keep your hands clean before handling. Once your hands are clean, it is also essential to ensure that they are dry, as residual water on hands can also cause issues for batteries as well.
Keep Extra Batteries in a Safe Place
In addition to keeping your hearing aid and battery clean, it is crucial to store your extra hearing aid batteries in a safe place. The location where you store your batteries should be room temperature and dry. Your batteries should also be kept away from other metals that may damage them over time.
Keep Your Hearing Aid Off When You are Not Using It
Similar to any other electronic device, your hearing aid should be kept off when it is not in use. It is also important to charge your hearing aids or store them safely in their container at night. Keep your hearing aid dry by opening the door of the battery compartment to get rid of any excess moisture accumulated during the day. This simple step alone can help you preserve the life of your hearing aid for many years to come.
Trust the Experts at Clarity Audiology & Hearing Solutions
Need help with your hearing? Clarity Hearing can help. Clarity Audiology & Hearing Solutions is an independently-owned and operated clinic that focuses on quality of care and personalized friendly service. Our Doctors of Audiology are highly trained with advanced degrees and take the time to provide the personalized care and attention that you need and deserve. We provide advanced hearing aid options that personally calibrated with cutting-edge digital technology to fit your hearing loss, your unique ear anatomy, and your individual listening needs.
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