How to Keep Your Hearing Aids Repair-Free
Has a hearing instrument specialist recently recommended that you use hearing aids? If so, then it’s important to look after these devices the right way. Here are some of the options we recommend.
Clean Them Regularly
First, you should make sure that you are cleaning your hearing aids on a regular basis. It’s important to do this to remove any grime and earwax that might have built up around the device. You should try to remove as much as possible yourself as often as you can.
The easiest way to do this is to use a damp cloth. Using a damp cloth, you should be able to clean all the earwax away without any issues at all. If you do have problems, we recommend that you think about detaching elements such as the tubes that can receive a more thorough clean.
Keep Them Safe
You should also consider how you can keep your hearing aids safe when they are not in use. There are a range of possibilities worth exploring here. It’s possible that you have rechargeable hearing aids. If that’s the case, then they likely came with a docking station. This will be the best place to put them when they are not in use. Alternatively, they might also have come with a carry case to store them in. If you received neither, then you can buy a separate case for your hearing aids so that you won’t have to worry about them getting damaged.
Keep Them Dry
Next, you should ensure that you take steps to keep your hearing aids as dry as possible. Hearing aids can be water resistant but there are very few models that are designed to be water resistant. This means that you should not submerge your hearing aids or expose them to high levels of water. That’s something to keep in mind when cleaning them. You should also be careful to take your hearing aids out if you are having a shower or taking a bath. Again, when you are doing this, make sure that you keep them safe in a case.
Check How to Use Them
Finally, you need to make sure that you understand how to use your hearing aids. Using hearing aids, the wrong way is one of the easiest ways that you could potentially damage your hearing aids. For instance, you might find that you put the batteries in the wrong way. If that’s the case, then it’s possible to damage the battery component itself. You could also alter settings on the hearing aid without realizing it. This could lead you to think your hearing aids need to be repaired when the settings need to be changed.
We hope this helps you understand some of the key steps that you can take to ensure that your hearing aids do not need any significant repairs. Of course, if you do notice issues with your hearing aids, you should consider taking them to a hearing instrument specialist to get them checked out.
For more information on how Delta Hearing Services can help you with hearing aid repairs, give us a call today at (941) 267-4871!