CARING FOR HEARING AIDS

To ensure top performance, hearing aids require daily care

But not to worry, It will only take a few minutes out of your day to maintain them. The following tips and tricks will give you a better understanding of how to care for the modern hearing aid.

 

 

Cleaning

  • Using a clean dry lint-free cloth, wipe your hearing aids daily.

  • Hearing aids must remain dry, never use any liquid cleaner or water on them.

  • Use a dehumidifier box to reduce moisture inside your hearing aids.

  • Routinely remove earwax and other debris using your brush and wax loop.

  • Keep the clarity of speech up by changing the filters every 1 to 2 months.

  • If your ear mold tubing becomes discolored, stiff or dry, schedule an appointment to have it replaced.

 

 

Storing

  • If you are not using your hearing aid leave the battery door open

  • Protect your hearing aids from becoming wet, store them in a cool dry place.

  • Avoid exposing your hearing aids to excessive heat.

  • Use the case you've been provided, never keep hearing aids in your pocket unprotected.

  • Hearing aids and batteries are a choking hazard, keep them away from pets and children.

 

 

Care

  • Hearing aids are water resistant not waterproof. When you're wearing your hearing aids do not go in the pool or shower.

  • If you get your hearing aids wet, don't panic, open the battery doors and remove the batteries and allow them to air dry for eight hours.

  • Remove hearing aids before using products like hairspray, sunscreen lotion or makeup as these can damage your devices.

  • Schedule routine maintenance with our office.

  • Avoid dropping your hearing aids or sudden impacts.

 

 

Hearing Aid Batteries and extending your battery life

Hearing aids are small and the batteries are even smaller, yet they're expected to work for 24 hours and multiple days.

Some styles of hearing aids have rechargeable batteries, and you never have to replace the battery. With a standard hearing aid battery, you can expect to replace it every 5 to 10 days depending on how much you use your hearing aid. Here are some battery tips:

 

  • Always keep your hearing aid batteries away from pets and children.

  • Do not store your batteries in a refrigerator.

  • Dead batteries should be recycled or disposed of immediately and not left in the hearing aid.

  • Batteries come with removable tabs. Do not remove the tab until you are ready to use the battery, or else it will slowly lose power.

 

NEVER PLACE BATTERIES IN YOUR MOUTH. IF A BATTERY IS SWALLOWED, CALL THE BATTERY INGESTION HOTLINE PRINTED ON THE BACK OF EACH PACK OF BATTERIES IMMEDIATELY.

Hi, I'm Douglas Garbart, President of Atlanta Mobile Hearing.

If you have any questions please call me!

I promise I'll give you the personal service you deserve. 

Atlanta Mobile Hearing Services

5455 McGinnis Village Pl #104 

Alpharetta, GA 30005

Free In-Home Hearing Exam

(404) 468-0307