Keeping your hearing aids clean is one of the simplest ways to make sure they last you for as long as they can. These little machines make the world a different place and are no small investment, so it is understandable why one would wish to take care of them in the best possible way. They are worth it! If you are looking for some pointers on how to clean your hearing aids, check out these tips below!
Use the Right Tools
The first step is to use the cleaning tools appropriate for the type of hearing aids you have. Different models, such as behind-the-ear and in-the-ear, will require different cleaning methods. You may be able to find cleaning kits for your specific hearing aids. Ask Clarity Audiology for more information!
Wash Your Hands First
Our hands can contribute to dirtying surfaces more than we might realize. Even if it seems like a hassle, it is important to wash your hands before cleaning your hearing aids. You want to avoid getting any oil, dirt, or dust on it.
Clean Your Hearing Aids at Night
You also will get the most out of your hearing aid cleaning routine if you do it once a day at the end of the day. Before you go to bed, you can get out the day’s dirt, oil, and excess moisture so that they will be fresh and ready to go in the morning.
Keep Hearing Aids in a Temperate, Dry Place
Whenever you take your hearing aids out, even for a short time, it is best to store them in a cool and dry environment. For example, you can keep the hearing aids in your house while you are outside in sweltering weather, should you remove them from your ears. If your home has high humidity, a dehumidifier will help keep your devices working their best.
Keep the Batteries Clean & Dry
The batteries are one of the most important parts of the whole hearing aid. Whether yours are one-time use or rechargeable, one can extend their longevity by letting them air out at night. One can remove the batteries from their compartment to let it air out and clean the compartment with an appropriate cloth.
Seek Professional Hearing Aid Cleaning
Professional hearing aid cleaning is also available! While it does not replace routine hearing aid cleaning, you can benefit from having your devices cleaned professionally once every few months. Ask Clarity Audiology for more information!
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 to the surrounding areas of Ellicott City, Catonsville, Columbia. 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 are personally calibrated with cutting-edge digital technology to fit your hearing loss, your unique ear anatomy, and your individual listening needs.