When you buy hearing aids, you will be spending a great deal of money – even the basic versions still cost a reasonable amount. So the last thing you want is for the hearing aid to become damaged because it gets dirty.
The good news is that, although there is nothing that can be done to stop the hearing aids from getting dirty, there is plenty that can be done to get them clean again. Here are some useful tips for cleaning your hearing aids.
The first thing you’ll need to do is get the right equipment in order to clean your hearing aid. The two most important items will be the wax pick and the brush. These tools can be used to clear the earwax that will be building up at the end of the hearing aid and causing the sound to become muffled, and over time will cause the hearing aid to fail completely.
Take It Out Of Your Ear Regularly
There will be times when you will need to take the hearing aid out in order to protect it and keep it clean. When you shower or even when you wash your face, remove the hearing aid so that it doesn’t get wet. It is also a good idea to remove the hearing aid when you apply product to your hair to ensure that it doesn’t touch the sensitive equipment.
Regularly Cleaning Your Hearing Aids
Cleaning your hearing aid only when you remember it needs to be done, or when you can’t hear as well anymore, is not enough. You should clean it every day to ensure there is no build up of wax and other debris around. Take your hearing aid out each night and clean them before bed, then leave them out in the open air. Avoid using chemicals as this can damage the equipment.
Extremes of Temperature
When hearing aids get too hot or too cold, they can malfunction, so in order to take care of them properly is it best – if possible although it may not always be – to take them out when coming into contact with extremes of temperature.
To really have your hearing aids looked after and cleaned properly you will need to see a professional and have them do it for you. Using specialist equipment such as a vacuum to suck out the wax that might have accumulated in hard to reach places.