How do I clean my hearing aids?

How do I clean my hearing aids?

You can clean your hearing aids with a soft, dry cloth. You should also clean the hearing aid batteries regularly. Contact Melody Audiology for more information about cleaning hearing aids.

Cleaning hearing aids regularly is essential to maintain their performance and longevity. Here are some tips for cleaning your hearing aids:

  1. Wash Your Hands: Before handling your hearing aids, make sure your hands are clean and dry to avoid transferring dirt and oils to the devices.
  2. Use a Soft, Dry Cloth: Gently wipe the surface of the hearing aids with a soft, dry cloth to remove any visible dirt or debris. Avoid using tissues or paper towels, as they may leave lint on the devices.
  3. Clean Earwax Regularly: Earwax can accumulate on the hearing aid’s earmold or speaker, affecting sound quality. Use a wax pick or brush (supplied by your audiologist) to remove earwax gently. Be careful not to push wax deeper into the device.
  4. Remove Moisture: If your hearing aids come in contact with moisture (e.g., sweat, rain), remove the battery and leave the battery compartment open to allow them to dry. You can also use a hearing aid dehumidifier or a drying kit to absorb excess moisture.
  5. Check Tubing (for Behind-the-Ear Hearing Aids): If you have behind-the-ear hearing aids with tubing, inspect the tubing regularly for any blockages or moisture. Clear any debris or moisture using a special tube blower or air puffer.
  6. Replace Wax Filters and Domes: Some hearing aids have wax filters or domes that protect the device’s speaker from earwax. Follow the manufacturer’s instructions on when and how to replace these components.
  7. Avoid Water and Harsh Chemicals: Hearing aids are sensitive electronic devices, so avoid exposing them to water, cleaning agents, or solvents. Never immerse your hearing aids in water.
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