Hearing aids are a game changer for those living with hearing loss, but just like any other electronic device, they require regular cleaning and maintenance. Dirty hearing aids can lead to muffled sound quality, feedback, and even damage to the device. In this blog post, we'll show you how to keep your hearing aids in top shape so you can hear clearly again.
First things first, it's important to remove the batteries and the earmold or dome from the hearing aid before cleaning. Use a soft, dry cloth to wipe off any visible debris from the hearing aid, earmold or dome. For more thorough cleaning, use a soft-bristled brush to gently remove any debris from the microphone and speaker openings.
Safe products to use for cleaning
If your hearing aids are particularly dirty, you can use a mild, non-abrasive cleaning solution such as rubbing alcohol or hydrogen peroxide. Soak a cotton swab in the solution and use it to gently clean the hearing aid. Be sure to dry the hearing aid thoroughly before reassembling it.
Earmold and Dome cleaning
When cleaning the earmold or dome, use a damp cloth and mild soap. Rinse it well and dry it thoroughly. Do not use water to clean hearing aids as it can damage the electronic components.
It's important to clean your hearing aids on a regular basis, ideally every day. If you wear your hearing aids for extended periods of time, it's a good idea to clean them once in the morning and again before bed.
In addition to regular cleaning, it's also important to schedule regular professional cleanings and checkups with a hearing healthcare professional. They can check for any issues that may not be immediately visible to you and ensure that your hearing aids are working correctly.
By following these tips, you can prolong the life of your hearing aids and improve the overall sound quality. Don't let dirty hearing aids hold you back - start cleaning them today!