Caring for your hearing aids
Cleaning your hearing aids is very important because it helps to ensure they work properly and ensures you will maximize their lifespan beyond the warranty period. At each follow-up appointment, our hearing professionals will inspect the hearing aids and provide a full cleaning and change any necessary parts. It is up to you to clean the hearing aid in between these appointments.
While there are many different hearing aids on the market, these are a few of the main styles of hearing aids.
Behind the ear hearing aids
These hearing aids sit behind the ear and are more susceptible to dirt, sweat, and dust. We always recommend changing your wax guard every two months (depending on how waxy your ears are) to ensure your hearing aid is working its best. Check out these helpful videos from Phonak on how to clean your behind the ear hearing aid:
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Hearing aid with a speaker in the ear.
Hearing aid with tubing and an ear mold.
Custom hearing aids
Because custom hearing aids sit inside the ear, they are extremely susceptible to wax buildup. Check out this helpful video from Phonak on how to clean your custom hearing aid:
If your hearing aid is not seen here in any of these videos, try searching the brand on Youtube as many manufacturers have a great collection of helpful videos!
For any cleaning supplies seen in the videos, ask us for more information. If you require any assistance with cleaning, please be sure to stop in and one of our secretaries can lend a hand!
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