How to Care for your Hearing Aids

It's important to take care of your hearing aids not only to maintain high performance levels, but to minimise any potential problems you may experience with everyday use. A hearing aid is made up of several different parts, each of which will need regular cleaning to ensure maximum performance and lifespan. If you need extra help you can contact your local clinic who can help you through the process.

Clean daily

Earwax, dust and debris are not a friendly combination for hearing aids. Each night after you remove the hearing aids, wipe them gently with a tissue or soft cloth. If you are prone to collecting earwax in the tubes and filters of your hearing aids, use the soft brush and ear pick that comes with your hearing aids to remove the excess wax.

Learn more about how to clean your hearing aids here.

Minimise moisture

Moisture build-up is one of the most common reasons why hearing aids need repair. To avoid this problem, you can invest in a hearing aid dehumidifier or drying container. Simply remove your hearing aid batteries and place the hearing aids in the container.

Store your hearing aids carefully

To help prolong battery life, open the battery door each night to disconnect the batteries - there is no need to remove the batteries completely from your hearing aids. Store your hearing aids in a cool, dry place when you are not using them. We recommend keeping them in the same place every day and ensure that they are kept out of harm's way - out of reach of pets or children.

Learn more about how to store your hearing aids here. 

If your hearing aids aren't working as well as you think they should, contact your local Bay Audiology clinic for advice.