When you have hearing aids, it’s easy to forget that they are quite a sensitive, delicate piece of tech. It’s important that you make sure you look after your hearing aids properly and keep them in good condition. Bought from an audiologist, hearing aids can be expensive so it’s best to do whatever you can to make sure that they last as long as possible without any signs of wear and tear. Here are some great tips about how to properly care for your hearing aids.

Ask your audiologist

You will be getting your hearing aids from an audiologist. During your hearing aid fitting, you should be able to ask as many and any questions that you have about your hearing aids including how to care for them. It’s good idea to take advantage of this possibility and make sure that you get all the information that you need about your new devices.

Remember, not all the devices are the same. Some will have different instructions for care than others. An audiologist will be able to answer any and all the questions that you have about this and make sure you keep your hearing aids in great condition.

Dealing with wax

One of the most common issues with hearing aids is a wax build up on and around the device. This will typically occur in the tube that connects the device. It can also make the mold that fits into the ear as part of some devices messy. The reason for this is simple. The ear is self cleaning. It pushes wax out and that’s why you want to make sure that you are cleaning the outside of your ear regularly with a damp cloth.

If you have an excessive buildup of wax in your ear you might want to think about getting an ear cleaning. It’s completely painless and will help get rid of some of that wax. This should make it far easier to care for your hearing aids.

Cleaning your hearing aids

If you’re not sure how to clean your hearing aids, you might want to speak to your audiologist. However, typically, you can clean your hearing aids with a damp cloth. This is the best way to remove any muck or wax from the hearing aid without damaging the device. Do not submerge the hearing aids as most models are not waterproof. A damp cloth will typically be enough to give them a good clean without running the risk of any potential damage. If in doubt, you can get your hearing aids cleaned by a professional. You will be able to make sure that way that your hearing aids are handled with the utmost care and consideration.

Keep them in their case

Finally, your audiologist should tell you this but when your hearing aids are not in your ears they should be in the case provided. As already mentioned these are very delicate devices. Leaving them out will almost certainly result in them getting damaged.