Suggestions for protecting your listening to aids clear


While hearing aids can greatly improve your quality of life, they can also be a costly investment. To ensure that you can continue to use your hearing aids reliably, proper maintenance and keeping them clean is crucial. Read on to find some important tips for keeping your hearing aids clean.

Use the right tools

For home cleaning of hearing aids, a wax cleaner and brush are two essential tools. Daily use of hearing aids can cause earwax to build up in the opening at the end of the hearing aid, which can cause it to malfunction or even damage the device. Use these tools to gently clean them regularly without damaging your device.

Maintain good habits

Before you start cleaning your hearing aids, be sure to always wash your hands. Whenever you take a shower or wash your face and hair, be sure to remove your hearing aids to avoid soap and water damage. Also, always apply your facial and hair care products before putting on your hearing aids to avoid damaging them.

Cleaning ITE hearing aids (in the ear)

– For ITE devices, clean the openings of the device using a brush supplied by the manufacturer or your healthcare professional, or a soft-bristled toothbrush.

– Make sure the device is facing down so that any debris falls from the device.

– Then use a toothpick to remove the particles lodged inside.

– Finally, wipe the device with a clean, dry cloth.

Cleaning behind-the-ear (behind-the-ear) hearing aids

– In the case of behind-the-ear devices, check that there is no debris and remove them using a soft brush or a tissue.

– Then detach the tip from the hook and clean it gently.

– In some cases, these tips may wear off over time. To avoid this, soak them in hot, soapy water every week and let them dry completely overnight. When doing this, make sure to avoid using alcohol or chemical based cleaners.

– Finally, use a blower bulb to eject all the water lodged in the tubing and let the device sit overnight so that it dries completely.

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