Every piece of technology you own needs taking care of, from your laptop to your cell phone. Devices need to be charged, have their software updated and avoid water and moisture at all cost.
Your hearing aids are no different. They are sophisticated devices and if you want them to keep working to their highest potential then make sure you follow these essential tips:
Keep it clean
Dust, dirt, earwax, grime, you name it, your hearing aids are exposed to the elements day in, day out. You should clean them to avoid the microphone getting clogged up.
Use a soft, dry cloth to wipe them down every day and a cleaning brush to remove debris from the microphones as well as the receiver.
You may also change the wax filters as needed. You can invest in a cleaning kit from our service center to help maintain the life of your devices as well. This cleaning kit is $25 and includes wipes, spray and a dry aid kit to keep moisture out of your hearing aids.
Batteries are an important consideration as well. Traditional hearing aids use disposable batteries. Batteries are oxygen activated and we have learned that if you remove the sticker to your battery and let the battery sit, exposed to air for 2 minutes before inserting into your hearing aids, you may experience longer battery life.
Always keep some spare batteries on hand so that you will be well equipped in all situations. Your hearing aids will likely notify you when it is time to change them.
Also, rechargeable hearing aids are also available. Contact your audiologist today for more information.
Get them serviced
Four Month “Clean and Checks” are a very important part of ensuring that your hearing aids are working to their fullest capacity.
Please keep your scheduled appointments so that we may service your hearing aids and provide you with your batteries.
If you are ever in any doubt as to whether your hearing aids are working properly, get in touch with us. We’re here to make sure you hear better.
Dr. Hubik is the owner and founder of one of West Texas’ most trusted and professional hearing providers, Cornerstone Audiology. She received her bachelor of science degree in communication disorders as well as her doctorate of audiology from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC). In her youth, Dr. Hubik became interested in helping people with hearing loss to communicate more effectively and therefore pursued a degree in this field. Dr. Hubik was born and raised in Anton, Texas and appreciates working with the people of West Texas. She and her team are proud to serve the hearing needs of their community.