Q: "MY PARENTS HAVE HEARING AIDS AND I WANT THEM TO LAST AS LONG AS POSSIBLE. HOW CAN I HELP WITH THIS?”
Just like a beloved car, hearing aids perform their best (and for the longest) when they are regularly cleaned, checked and maintained with care.
These three tips will help prolong your hearing aids:
Always keep hearing aids dry. Make sure they are removed before going swimming, taking a shower, or applying hairspray.
Get into the habit of cleaning hearing aids everyday. Never use household cleaning products, oil, or water to clean them – instead, use the small brush that was included with the hearing aids and a clean cloth. (If you no longer have the brush or wax filters that originally came with the hearing aids, your hearing health provider will often provide you with replacements free of charge.)
Get hearing aids regularly cleaned and checked by a professional. Consider this person your hearing mechanic! We recommend having them professionally checked and cleaned every 4-6 months, but you should never hesitate to make an appointment to have them looked at if you notice a problem with them in the meantime.