Your hearing aids play a vital role in helping you reconnect with the sounds around you everyday. To help keep your hearing aids in good condition, it is important to store them safely whenever you're not using them. Regular maintenance and care can help prolong the life of your hearing aids. Follow the tips below on how to best store your hearing aids safely.
Open the battery door each night
If your hearing aid has a battery door, open it each night to disconnect the batteries. There is no need to remove the batteries completely from your hearing aids, simply keep the battery door open. This helps prolong battery life of the hearing aid.
Store your hearing aids in a secure and dry place
Make sure to store your hearing aids in a secure and dry place when you are not using them. We recommend keeping them in the same place every day and ensuring that they are kept out of harm's way - out of reach of pets or children.
Use a hearing aid dehumidifier or drying container
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 open the battery door to turn the hearing aids off and place them in the container. Overnight, the dehumidifier will dry them out.
Keep your hearing aids away from heat
If your hearing aids gets wet for any reason, never use a hairdryer, heater, microwave or any similar device to dry it out. High heat can damage the casing and interior parts of your hearing aids.
If you feel your hearing aids are not working correctly for any reason, please contact your local Bay Audiology clinic.