Hearing Aid Care
You’re hearing aids are an investment. Proper hearing care and maintenance will help you maximise the lifespan of your hearing devices. Below are some practical tips to make sure that you get the most out of your hearing instruments:
Cleaning Your Hearing Aids
Use the proper tools – Hearing aids are small electronic devices that need proper care and cleaning. When cleaning your hearing aids, make sure that you use the right cleaning tools to avoid damaging the device. Avoid using cleaning wipes with alcohol or chemicals because they could damage the device.
There are tools specifically used for cleaning hearing aids, including wax pick and brush. These are designed to clear out wax build-up. Clean hearing aids regularly to avoid accumulation of large amounts of earwax that can clog the microphone or the receiver of a hearing aid. Clogged receivers or microphones can create a whistling or static sound that interferes with hearing.
Follow a daily routine – If you are using hair products, it’s best to apply them to your hair before putting on your hearing aids. Remove your hearing aids before you wash your face or take a shower to avoid unwanted moisture from seeping into the device.
Moisture is the number one cause of hearing aid damage which means that you need to pull all stops to make sure that you get a dry and clean hearing aid at the end of the day. Air it out- Before you sleep, make sure that your hearing aid is clean and dry. Some simply let their hearing instruments air dry, while some use hearing aid dehumidifiers to facilitate further drying.
Air It Out– Before you sleep, make sure that your hearing aid is clean and dry. Some simply let their hearing instruments air dry, while some use hearing aid dehumidifiers to facilitate further drying.
Hearing Aid Care in Extreme Temperatures
The weather and temperature can also affect or take a toll on hearing aids.
Avoid moisture – We recommend taking out your hearing aids from your ears if you plan to jog under the rain or participate in an intense zumba session on a hot summer day. Again, moisture is the number one enemy of hearing aids so it’s best to prevent rain or sweat from entering the device.
Proper storage – Most hearing aids come with a protective case. It’s not just for aesthetic purposes – keep your hearing aids in that case when you are not wearing them. Also, don’t put the hearing aids under direct sunlight.
Don’t put hearing aids in humid areas like dashboards, glove boxes, or other similar environments where heat and moisture can build up.
Extra care with lotions and creams – Sunscreen and lotions may damage hearing aids so make sure to apply the needed products before putting on your hearing aids. Make sure that the sunscreen or lotion is fully rubbed in or dry on the skin before putting on your hearing device.
There’s a high probability that the product will seep into the open seams and vents of the hearing aids, causing internal erosion that could lead to damage.
Hearing Aid Repair Arkansas
No matter how much you take extra care of your hearing aids, there will still be instances when it will need to be serviced or repaired by a professional. If you notice that the device is not working as it should be, or you are hearing muffled or distorted sounds, you can try basic troubleshooting at first. If you’ve already tried troubleshooting and are still experiencing the same issues, take your hearing aids to the expert.
We discourage opening or fiddling with the electronic parts of the device. You may worsen the problem or damage the hearing aids completely. Pinnacle Hearing offers hearing aid servicing and repair.
To know more about our hearing aid repair services, contact us at 501.225.6060 and we will be happy to assist you.