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How to Clean Hearing Aids

How to Clean Hearing Aids
Washing Hands

Hearing aids are precision devices that must be well-maintained in order to ensure their longevity and performance. Failure to properly clean your hearing aids can lead to damage and malfunctions. As such, it’s important to practice regularly cleaning your hearing aids.

Hearing Aid Types and Care

There are a couple of different types of hearing aids but the cleaning process is essentially the same for both. In-the-ear (ITE) hearing aids and behind-the-ear (BTE) hearing aids can easily be cleaned to ensure optimal performance.

If you’re not sure how to take care of your in-the-ear or behind-the-ear hearing aids, you’re right where you need to be. We are going to show you how to care for your hearing aids to ensure that you have continual treatment for your hearing loss.

Getting Started

First things first. Before cleaning hearing aids, you will want to make sure to wash your hands. When you are ready, start by taking out the battery of your ITE hearing aids or BTE hearing aids.

It is best to have a few cleaning tools to make the process easier. These include:

Cotton Swabs
  • Warm water
  • Gentle soap
  • Soft brush
  • Dry cloth
  • Wax pick
  • Q-tips

Once you have everything ready, you may begin your cleaning by using the soft brush on your microphone. You should also use your wax pick to remove any buildup that has accumulated around the microphone.

Next, move onto the casing. You want to look for any dirt or debris and use your Q-tips and warm soapy water to gently remove any buildup. If you have a BTE hearing aid, you’ll want to use your brush to clean off any debris from the tubing.

Cleaning the Ear Molds

Try to get in as deep as you can to remove any signs of buildup. Your wax pick will also come in handy for cleaning the tubing. Both hearing aid devices will have ear molds that need to be cleaned with warm soapy water.

It is best to take them off and soak them in warm soapy water overnight. This will give the soap time to remove any dirt and grime.

After you have successfully cleaned them, dry them off with a cloth, and find a safe place to store them so that they can air-dry the rest of the way.

Take Care of Your Hearing Aids With Caution

Hearing Aids

Inside your hearing aids are many fragile components. Make sure that you clean with caution to ensure the safety and quality of your hearing aid.

If you need assistance cleaning your hearing aids, you may need to find a hearing care professional who can help you safely remove dirt and other debris.

Cleaning Prolongs Performance

It’s important to try your best to clean any ear wax from around your microphone and ear mold. Failure to do so can make it difficult to hear and will result in poor hearing loss control.

We recommend that you avoid using chemicals or alcohol as much as possible. These can damage the hearing aid and cause malfunctions.

If you are unable to get help or are short on supplies, toothpicks make a great little alternative for removing buildup from your hearing aid.

Getting the Most Out of Your Hearing Aid

Try to get into the habit of taking out your batteries every night before you go to bed. This will not only prolong the life of your batteries, but you will also find that it helps the battery compartment to dry out.

You should try to clean your hearing aids at least once a week. Hearing aid cleaning is a vital component of hearing care. This will ensure that your hearing aid lasts longer and provides you with quality performance.

Get Tested

Not sure if you need to wear a hearing aid? Taking a hearing test will help you better determine your hearing care needs. You can sign up for our free online Otofonix hearing test. If you need to be wearing a hearing aid, we offer a variety of affordable hearing aid models to help treat your hearing loss.

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