Though today’s digital hearing aids are reliable, durable and easy-to-use, they require proper care and maintenance to prolong their life and provide optimal performance.
Upon receiving your hearing aids, we will teach you how to clean and maintain your hearing aids at home. Because your hearing aids are subjected to moisture, heat, earwax, oil and other debris, they need to be cleaned daily, using a soft cloth. Never use household cleaners, as they can damage the delicate circuitry within your hearing aids. Change the wax filter as needed.
Other ways to keep your hearing aids in ideal condition include:
- Keep your devices away from sources of heat and moisture. At night, place your hearing aids on a safe, dry surface with the battery door open.
- Remove your hearing aids before applying make-up and hair care products.
- Help your batteries last longer by turning off your hearing aids when they’re not in use. Remember to keep hearing aid and batteries in a safe, dry place, out of reach of children and animals.
If you’re having problems operating your hearing aids, here are some trouble-shooting tips:
- Double-check to make sure the hearing aid is turned on and set to microphone.
- Is the volume set appropriately?
- Are the components clogged with earwax?
Look for potential issues with the battery:
- Are you using the correct battery?
- Is the battery placed correctly?
- Is the battery door closed completely?
- Is the battery corroded or dead?
- Have you tried using a new battery?
If you’ve tried all these and you hearing aid is still malfunctioning, please bring it in to our office; we’re happy to help you try to resolve the issue. We're located at 2001 Manatee Avenue East in Bradenton, Florida.