Looking After Your Hearing Aids
Hearing instruments are very delicate devices. Caring for them properly helps to ensure their trouble-free performance and protects your investment. Moisture, heat, and debris—such as earwax—can accumulate and cause your hearing instrument to perform poorly or stop operating altogether.
Cleaning. When handling your hearing instruments for cleaning or a battery change, do so on well-lit tabletop over a soft pad or towel to reduce the risk of damage in the event that you drop your instruments.
Using the small brush that is usually provided when you purchase your hearing instruments, remove any earwax and other debris that may have accumulated around both the part of your devices that fits in your ear canal and all other parts of your devices.
Never use any types of household cleaning fluids or solvents to clean your hearing instruments! You risk severe damage to your hearing instrument’s delicate circuitry and housing.
There are many tools and disinfectants available to assist you in the proper care and maintenance of your hearing instruments. Most are inexpensive and all are easy to use.
If you produce to much earwax. This can be problem with hearing aids Their is now a product called AUDISPRAY this can stop or greatly reduce the production of earwax, You can order this directly from us.
Storing Your Hearing Instruments. When you are not wearing your hearing instruments, they should be stored in a cool, dry environment. Be sure to store them out of the reach of children or pets to prevent swallowing or damage.
Always turn your hearing instruments off and open the battery doors. This will prolong the life of the batteries and prevent them from producing feedback—a whistling noise that could attract the unwanted attention of children or pets.
To assist in the care and maintenance of your hearing instrument, we recommend storing your hearing instruments in a hearing instrument dehumidifier.
One of the number one reasons that hearing instruments malfunction is that they become too moist.
This can happen simply from being inside of your ear canal where the environment is warm and humid!
There are many types of dehumidifiers and dryers available.
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