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4 Tips for Hearing Device Care
Hearing device care can sometimes feel a little daunting and overwhelming. But it doesn’t need to be. By following a few simple guidelines, you shouldn't have any problem at all keeping your hearing aid device in good condition. We’re going to talk today about those tips and how you can start implementing them as part of your hearing device care routine. So read on now and find out more.
Take Steps to Avoid Moisture When Using Your Hearing Device
First of all, you should take the necessary steps to avoid too much moisture being exposed to your hearing device or devices. When you’re using your hearing devices, there’s always a chance that you’re going to damage them because of moisture exposure. It’s actually very common. A little moisture is fine because it’s impossible to ignore entirely. But you should be careful not to wear them in the rain and to use a dehumidifier during humid summers. Doing so will be able to counteract that moisture exposure.
Take the Time to Clean Them Frequently
You should also make sure that you’re setting aside the time to clean your hearing devices properly and comprehensively. If you fail to do this, all of that dirt and grime they’re exposed to will eventually take its toll. If you’re not sure how to clean your hearing aids, you should first consult the manufacturer’s instructions that come with the device. And if you want further to support with this, you should consult your hearing care provider. They’ll be able to give you the kind of demonstration you’re looking for.
Replace the Batteries and Wax Guard Regularly
This one might sound pretty obvious but replacing the replaceable components of your hearing devices is really important. For example, your hearing aid’s performance will slowly and gradually decline as the batteries start to run out. If you’re not charging or replacing them regularly, you’ll find that you’re simply not getting the optimal performance out of your hearing aids and that’s never what you want. You should also replace the wax guard regularly if you want it to do its job properly and consistently.
Store the Hearing Device in a Secure and Dry Place
Finally, you should make sure that your hearing devices are stored somewhere secure, cool and dry. As we’ve mentioned, heat and moisture are not good for your hearing devices, so you should be sure to find a secure and airtight container that’ll be able to protect them against those things. The container you use should be there for you to use at night and whenever your hearing devices are not in use. It should be secure and padded too so that no damage is sustained in the event of a fall or knock.
Looking after your hearing device doesn’t have to be complicated. If you follow the basic, straightforward advice outlined above, you should find it relatively easy to look after your hearing device properly and ensure it’s in good condition for a very long time to come.