How to clean in-the-ear hearing aids

Wax buildup is one of the main reasons why hearing aids need repairing. Clean your hearing aids to ensure that they keep doing their job.

Your ear canal produces earwax, which serves the great purpose of protecting and lubricating your ear. But wax buildup is one of the main reasons why hearing aids need repairing, because wax clogs up the sound outlet and/or the ventilation opening, resulting in weak, distorted sound or absence of sound.

Your hearing aids are an important investment, and they have been designed to be both reliable and durable. Take a few minutes each day to clean them. Most hearing aids come with a wax filter to stop wax getting into the hearing aid. Check the wax filter and replace it if necessary.

Always use the same type of wax filter as was originally supplied with the hearing aid. If you are in any doubt about the use or replacement of wax filters, contact your hearing care professional.

 

Cleaning the in-the-ear hearing aid

Use the cloth to wipe the surface of the hearing aid clean. Watch the instruction video on how to clean the shell:

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Keep in mind

Before handling a hearing aid, make sure to hold it over a soft surface to avoid damage if you drop it.

Do not use water, cleaning fluids, solvents or alcohol, as these could damage your hearing aids.

How to clean the microphone openings, sound outlet and ventilation

Cleaning the microphone openings 

If microphone openings are clogged by dust or dirt, this will affect the performance of the hearing aid. If you received a tool or brush, use it to gently clear out wax from the openings of the microphone. 

Cleaning the sound outlet

Carefully brush away visible signs of dirt from the openings while twisting the brush. If the vent is very small, a special tool may be required: Please consult your hearing care professional.



Watch how to clean the vent:

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Questions or concerns? 

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