If you are experiencing hearing loss and wear a hearing aid, like any expensive electronic equipment or health aids it’s important to take good care of your hearing aid. Protect your investment, with the right maintenance and care, it will extend the life of your hearing aid.
Be sure to:
1. Minimize moisture in the hearing aids. Keep hearing aids away from heat and moisture.
2. Clean hearing aids regularly as instructed. Use a soft dry cloth.
3. Keep ears clean. Earwax and ear drainage can damage a hearing aid.
4. Avoid using hair care products and hairspray while wearing hearing aids.
5. Turn off your hearing aids when not in use.
6. Perform listening checks daily.
7. Check batteries regularly; they should last a week or two. Replace dead batteries immediately. (Ask us about rechargeable hearing aids)
8. Keep replacement batteries and hearing aids away from children and pets.
9. Avoid feedback (whistling) noise. You shouldn’t hear feedback if the hearing aid is securely seated in your ear. This may also be a sign that there is too much earwax in the ear canal.
10. Turning down the volume of the hearing aid will cut down on the feedback, however; it won’t let you hear important sounds.
Regular audiology visits are important for hearing testing, to check the performance of the hearing aid, and to make necessary adjustments. Contact your audiologist or ENT medical office right away if you start hearing feedback.
Ask About Rechargeable Hearing Aids
You no longer have to replace batteries, just place your hearing aids in the charger before bed and they charge automatically.
1251 S. Cedar Crest Blvd., Suite. 110
Allentown, PA 18103