Cleaning a hearing aid is almost as important as your hearing itself. The dirtier you allow your hearing aid to get the less effective it will be in helping you hear.
All hearing aids consist of tiny electronic components. Cleaning a hearing aid on a regular basis will keep it in good working order. A proper cleaning should not take much time, but does require some delicacy.
Cleaning a hearing aid regularly will prolong the life of the hearing aid and protect you from ear infections.
Most of the hearing aid components are located within the shell. However, the ports on the shell can easily become clogged with earwax, hair, dirt and anything else small enough to fit inside your ear.
Earwax is the most common cleanliness problem with hearing aids. Some people produce more earwax than others and in turn will have to clean their hearing aids more often. Depending on the make and model of your hearing aid the cleaning process will differ. But generally speaking, always be sure your hands are clean and dry and utilize a soft cloth or brush with an approved cleaning agent.
Get an occasional deep cleaning
When you purchase your device at one of our Hearing Lab locations the specialist will teach you about cleaning a hearing aid. They also recommend bringing in your hearing aid for a deep cleaning once or twice a year. Our hearing specialists will be glad to clean your hearing aids. They use a specially designed hearing aid vacuum to get into hard to each places.
If you have any questions or concerns about cleaning your hearing aids, or did not learn how to clean them when you purchased them, stop by a Hearing Lab location, our hearing experts are here to make sure your hearing aid is working at its best. The specialist can go over the basic elements of your hearing aids to ensure you are cleaning them properly.