Hearing Aid Maintenance Guide
Your hearing aids are a big investment and we here at the Audiology Associates of Greeley want to help ensure that you extend the life of your hearing aids by taking care of them properly. Read our hearing aid maintenance guide to find answers to your questions about the care and maintenance of your hearing aids.
- Keep Your Hearing Aids Clean: You should remove earwax from your hearing aid using the cleaning tools you should have received with your hearing aid including a soft brush and small picks or loops. Wipe them with a dry soft cloth every night when you remove your hearing aids. Do not use any water, alcohol, or cleaning solvents to clean your hearing aids. Follow the manufacturer instructions that came with them.
- Store Your Hearing Aids Properly: When you are not wearing your hearing aids, you should store them properly to keep them safe and dry. Store them in a cool, dry place. If you leave in a humid environment, you should ask your hearing professional about a dehumidifying box to store them in.
- Preserve the Battery Life: Turn off or disconnect your hearing aid battery when you aren’t using them. This will prolong the life of the battery and save you money if you have to replace batteries rather than recharge them.
- Do Not Get Your Hearing Aids Wet: Even if you have waterproof hearing aids, avoid getting them wet whenever possible. Don’t wear them in the shower, sauna, swimming, when using hair spray or hair products, or blow drying your hair. Carry your case with you and if it starts raining, put them in the case for safe keeping until the bad weather passes.
- Avoid Extreme Temperatures: Do not let your hearing aids be exposed to extreme hot or extreme cold weather. Never leave your hearing aid in the car.
Still have questions about how to care for your hearing aids? Please contact us at the Audiology Associates of Greeley to speak with one of our hearing professionals. We are here to help you make the most of your hearing aids and take care of all your listening needs.