Do Hearing Aids Require Daily Care?

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If you have a hearing aid, it is your personality to make sure that it is cared for and looked after correctly. Hearing aids have transformed the lives of people all around the world. However, they need good care and maintenance to ensure that they continue to function as effectively as they should and that is where your daily cleaning routine comes into play! With that being said, below, we are going to take a look at cleaning your hearing aid in further detail. We will look at some tips and pieces of advice that your audiologist will recommend to you when it comes to hearing device care.

Do you need to clean your hearing device every day?

It is important to make sure that you clean your hearing device on a daily basis. Irrespective of the type of hearing aid you have purchased, you should have been supplied with a cleaning kit from the manufacturer. This will tend to include a cloth, a wax pick and a wax brush. Of course, every kit is different, but these are the general pieces that tend to be included. Using these items properly is going to help to make sure that your hearing device lasts for many years to come. 

There are different products out there that can help you to protect your hearing device too

Manufacturers of the hearing devices on the market today have also designed different products that can provide protection to your hearing devices. For example, filters have been designed so that your receivers can be protected should you have an in-the-ear (ITE) or a receiver-in-canal (RIC) hearing device. You may think that these little accessories are not needed, but they can make a massive difference in terms of protecting the receiver and keeping it working for a lot longer. 

Speak with your audiologist if you are unsure

If you are not sure how to clean your hearing device, you can ask your audiologist to show you during your hearing aid fitting or at any other appointment. Do not be afraid to ask any questions that you may have. You can record your audiologist giving you the instructions, with their permission or you may decide to simply jot down some notes so that you do not forget the important steps when it comes to cleaning your device. Bringing a friend with you to the appointment is always a wise move.

So, there you have it: some of the different ideas and suggestions that you should consider when it comes to looking after your hearing device. Your hearing aid can enhance your quality of life considerably. It can give you a new sense of independence and freedom.

However, this is only going to be the case if you choose a hearing aid with care and you then look after it properly. This is something that your audiologist is going to be able to assist and advise on. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to ask them, as that is what they are there for.