Caring For Your Hearing Aid

Posted on January 15, 2016. Filed under: hearing education, hearing health, hearing loss, hearing products | Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Today, hearing aids have become exceptionally important for the long-term care and wellbeing of many people. However, one problem with hearing aids is that people who have them seem to believe that the hearing aid does not need any cleaning or management. To make sure that they last the distance, though, you need to be able to take care of your ears as much as the actual aid itself – this means keeping your ear buds nice and clean to avoid a build-up and eventually stopping the product from working the way that it is supposed to.

The ear bud of the hearing aid will sit in your ear and over time it will start to accumulate a lovely build-up of ear wax! Eventually this causes significant clogging and will eventually start to hamper the quality of the actual aid that you are getting in the first place. To avoid this, you need to be able to keep your ears clean before using the aid – without it, your regular cleaning sessions on the aid itself from a health professional will not be as effective. The cleanliness of your ears in this position is every bit as important as the aid itself.

What to Use

Various cleaning tools exist out there that you can make the most of, including a wax brush or a wax pick. They can easily rip through the excess wax and make it nice and easy to clear the static noise that builds up thanks to the wax interfering with the signal. By doing this, you make sure that your ear buds will stay nice and clear and you’ll remove any of the excess which builds up.

You can clean the earholes of the hearing aid itself by using a soft, dry cloth. This will remove body oils and wax that may have built up over the course of the day, and this will make a big difference to the quality of the hearing that you get

If you still cannot hear properly try looking for any blockages within the mild. Ou will find that h hearing aid tends to have a wax build-up within its tubing, which can be emptied out by using warm – not hot – water. Simply run some hot water over the mild ONLY – not the aid itself – and this should rinse through the tubing and remove the most of the problems that you are facing.

Leave it out to dry overnight and then re-connect it in the morning and you should find that you have a much better quality of hearing. However, try and look out for any disgusting smells emanating from the cleaning process; this could be the sign that you have an outer ear infection which will need to be checked out.

Whatever you decide to do, you will find that using ear aids is made much easier if you stay on top of the cleaning process.


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