If you’ve ever noticed a buzzing noise in your hearing aid, dulled or distorted sound, or even a shorter battery life, it may be time to clean your hearing aid. Regular, proper maintenance of your hearing aid is important to their care, as well as your own comfort. Regardless of the type of hearing aid you use, it will cost less to maintain your hearing aid than to repair or replace it. By cleaning your hearing aid regularly, you can avoid several damages to your hearing aid that can impact how well they work and even cause you discomfort. Here is some helpful information about how cleaning your hearing aid is important for your everyday comfort.
Even if you remove your hearing aid before exercising or walking around in the rain to protect it from moisture, you may also find that humid weather or even a brisk walk can expose your hearing aid to moisture that can contribute to buildup in your equipment. Moisture buildup can cause corrosion or even damage the mechanisms that make your hearing aid work. A corroded hearing aid, or frequent static noises, can cause you discomfort and be a sign that your hearing aid is in need of repair. Try using a hearing aid dryer, or storing your hearing aid in a dry place to avoid moisture buildup.
Debris and Earwax Buildup
Dirt, debris, and earwax can also get stuck in your hearing aid. Buildup is bound to happen: you wear your hearing aid wherever you go in order to enjoy your daily life. Naturally, dirt and earwax can build up and block your hearing aid, causing it to work poorly. You can clean your hearing aid with a wax loop and cleaning brush, or a special hearing aid vacuum. You can even find disposable hearing aid cleaners for quick and easy cleaning. This will allow you to extend the life of your hearing aid so that you can use it comfortably for years to come. Avoid annoying static, uncomfortable buildup and distortion by cleaning your hearing aid regularly.
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 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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