Losing your hearing can be one of the most difficult things a person can go through. Just imagine not being able to enjoy music like you used to or have a conversation with someone sitting next to you without asking them to repeat themselves.
Thankfully, that can be remedied by using hearing aids. The down side to this is that they aren’t cheap, which is why it’s so important that you know how to clean a hearing aid.
In today’s guide, we are going to walk you through the steps for proper hearing aid cleaning, the tools you’ll need, and more.
Cleaning your hearing aids isn’t like washing your glasses – you’re going to need some special tools for the job. To keep your aids in the best condition, you’ll need:
The cleaning brush is going to be useful no matter what kind of hearing aid you have. The brush features soft bristles that you’ll use to clean the body, faceplate, and/or sound port for your device.
There are some brushes that feature a magnetic battery removal tool that’ll make removing the batteries a little easier. This tool is excellent for those who have dexterity problems.
These two tools will help you to get inside the hearing aid to remove debris and any wax build up.
If you don’t want to have multiple tools laying around that could get lost, you can get a multi-tool. It combines the brush and wax loop all in one convenient tool.
Cleaning your hearing aids isn’t just about removing the wax buildup from inside the device, you’ll want to clean the outside too. The disinfecting wipes are moist enough to clean away any wax or dirt and disinfect the device without worrying about excess moisture causing damage to the hearing aid.
If you have a behind the ear hearing aids, follow these steps to clean your hearing aid properly:
If you have a hearing aid that sits inside your ear, you will want to follow these steps:
Knowing how to clean a hearing aid is only a small part of keeping your devices in proper working order. Here are some other useful tips for hearing aid users:
Knowing how to clean a hearing aid is important because earwax and dust can get into the tiny openings and make it difficult to hear. When you get your first pair of hearing aids, your hearing aid specialist will go over proper hearing aid cleaning and the tools needed to do a good job.
We hope that this step by step guide was able to provide you with the necessary information that’ll keep your hearing aids in top shape.
We do recommend that you take your hearing aids to your specialist about every six months for a thorough cleaning, as they have special tools that can remove wax and debris from the harder to reach areas.
Leave us a comment below and tell us your hearing aid cleaning routine. Do you prefer to clean them at the start of your day or is it one of the last things you do before bed? We’d love to hear from you!