Whatever your previous experience with hearing aids has been, whether you have just been fitted with your first set or have been using them for a long time there is no denying the significant benefits they give to your quality of life and your ability to communicate effectively. They are put in or put on at the start of the day and allow the user to go about their normal life without being restricted. After that, the hearing aids are removed and placed in a secure location before going to bed at the end of the day.

Despite the fact that these long-lasting devices are subjected to a great lot of wear and tear throughout the day, they require little maintenance on a regular basis. However, they do require some care to ensure that they continue to perform to their maximum potential. In this article, we will discuss everything you need to know about hearing aid care.

Keep them dry at all times

As we all know, electronic devices and water, or even moisture, do not make for a harmonious combination. Keeping your hearing aids dry and away from sources of moisture, such as excessive humidity, is one of the most critical things you can do to ensure that they continue to operate at peak performance. Make sure you take them off before you go swimming, take a shower, or spend time in the sauna.

Remove them before you begin to style your hair

Because they are so inconspicuous and comfy for the user, it is easy to forget that they are even in place. However, it is a good idea to take them out or off before styling your hair to avoid damaging it. You could accidentally knock them with your brushing or combing, clog them up with products such as hairspray, or destroy them with heat tools such as hairdryers or other styling appliances.

Keep them in a secure place

In terms of getting into our goods, children and pets are well-known for doing so, and hearing aids can appear to be a fun toy at first glance if they are not properly secured. It is not only possible for hearing aids to be dangerous when handled carelessly – a child or dog could choke on them – but they are also capable of being damaged. Make sure you have somewhere to keep them safe and away from moisture, heat, and cold when you are not wearing them.

Keep them clean

Before going to bed or first thing in the morning, check to see that your hearing aids are clean before putting them in. It is best to clean your hearing aids with a dry, soft cloth to remove dust, filth, and dirt, and to gently remove any wax from your device that may have accumulated over time with a wax pick and brush.

Talk to the specialists

Your hearing health professional will show you how to perform basic cleaning and battery changes (remember, they are in your ear and will need to be cleaned to prevent build-ups of wax and other debris), but anything more intricate than that should be brought to the attention of a professional for evaluation. By attempting to repair things on your own, you run the risk of causing further damage, which might be costly and result in you being unable to use your hearing aids for an extended period of time.

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