Hearing aid service and repair are standard parts of ownership, especially in the first year. Cleanliness is the most critical thing you can do to ensure the long life of your hearing aids. Take care of your hearing aids so they last longer, and you may save money on service. Hearing devices that are more compact need more regular maintenance and repair than larger hearing aids.
Hearing Aids Parts Care Tips
Using your hearing aids properly might save you money in the long run. In addition to helping you maintain your hearing aids in excellent working condition, these easy tips may also save you money.
Open and shut the battery doors of your hearing aids every day. As a general rule, it’s best to leave the battery door open while you’re not using your hearing aids. Because of your skin’s oils, the corners of the battery door may get clogged with dirt and grime. Use the brush provided by your hearing aid expert to clean the battery door edges and any surrounding areas thoroughly.
Hearing aid volume controls are more often used than the battery door. This is the same problem that happens when oil is applied to the skin, which generates a buildup of dirt and filth that forms on top of the volume control, and it also goes behind the volume wheel, resulting in the volume control malfunctioning. Be careful to thoroughly clean the area under the volume control with a brush.
Noisy environments are among the most common causes of hearing loss in people of all ages. Noise-induced hearing loss may be reduced by wearing the best hearing protection.
Despite their small size, microphones have become more common. On the faceplates of hearing aids, you’ll find them. The microphones in your hearing aids are the tiny holes you see when they’re in your ears, facing you. Only one or two little gaps remain. By covering the microphone’s inlet with a mic inlet screen, dust may be sucked out of the microphone. Small holes in the screens allow sound, but debris might plug them up.
Don’t put your brush in any holes where microphones are installed. Avoid spraying hairspray into your ears if you use hearing aids that need it. You may even wait until your hair is completely dry from the hairspray’s leftover moisture before finishing styling it.
Sound is produced using a tube-shaped sound source.
The sound tubes in your hearing aids allow you to hear—ear wax and dry skin jam the sound tubes more than any other hearing aid part. The cerumen gland, which produces earwax, is positioned toward the outside of your ear by nature to promote the passage of wax and limit the risk of impaction.
For certain hearing aids, wax guards are available in various colors and patterns. A patient can alter some of these. Change the wax guard if your battery is OK, but you’re still receiving little to no volume. If you don’t have a wax guard, use the wire cleaning tool with your hearing aids to carefully remove any wax collected in the output nozzle.
Regular hearing examinations are key to your general health, as is early treatment to prevent damage to critical brain networks. You can reach out to a hearing health center like Accurate Hearing for a full-service hearing care.
There are no adverse reactions to your hearing aids since the outer shell is made from hypoallergenic material. If your ears get red and very dry after using your hearing aids, or if they become red and damp where the hearing aid has touched, you should discontinue using them. You can clean your hearing aids using a cleaning solution, but it’s typically enough just to use a tissue to dry and wipe them clean.
Does Medicare cover hearing aids? Contact Accurate Hearing for more information.