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Looking after your hearing aids

Your hearing aids should be able to cope with everything from the damp to earwax. Follow the guidelines here to keep them in the best condition.

Clean your hearing aids daily and remove any earwax. Never use cleaning fluids or water. Simply use a dry cloth and a brush. Your hearing specialist will be able to tell you about tools and equipment for drying and cleaning.

 

 

Good advice for getting started

As a rule, your hearing aids and earplugs should be cleaned daily with a soft dry cloth. Make sure that your hands are clean and dry before touching your hearing aids. Never use water, cleaning fluids, solvents or alcohol, as these products can damage your hearing aids.

The microphone openings are easily blocked, so if you have a problem with your hearing aids, always check to see if the microphone openings are blocked.

When you handle your hearing aid, hold it above a soft surface so it doesn’t break if you drop it.

Matching expectations

Hearing aids are highly technical devices. It will take time for you to adjust. Your brain will be bombarded with "new sounds" and you will need to get used to having a hearing device in your ears. On top of that, there is new technology to learn. We encourage you to try out this technology, and take your hearing aids "for a test drive" — use them in various types of environments, noisy and quiet, to see how well they work and in which situations you may want to adjust volume. 

The technology takes time to get used to. Even changing batteries may be tricky at first. Please contact us if you have any questions.

Soon, wearing hearing aids will be completely second nature and you will grow used to wearing them throughout your day. You'll even feel "naked" without them.