Hearing aids require low maintenance, but there are a few things you can do to have them work more effectively and for longer. Without being cautious about them it can lead to extra trips to your hearing health professional and you may need a replacement more regularly. With these top tips you will be able to enjoy hearing your day-to-day activities without struggling.

Hearing Aid Performance

From time to time, you could find that you notice something unordinary about the sounds that come out of your hearing aid. This could be something linked to the pitch or the overall feeling of the sound does not sit well with you and this can occur. Your healthcare professional will be able to tweak the frequency as it could be that the level that it is currently set to is not right for you. You will be given a case when you receive your hearing aid which is recommended to keep them in when you are not wearing them to avoid damage or loss. 

Check the Tubing and Batteries

The tubes are what connect from the hearing aid base to your earpiece. These are see through so you can notice when there is anything blocking them. Even the smallest amount of wax or debris can affect your hearing experience so if you notice anything inside your tubes it is advised to book in with your hearing health professional as they can either clean it out for you or in some cases replace it for a new tube.

Opening up the case and taking your battery out every so often is a good chance to inspect the area and the battery itself for any rust or anything that looks unusual. Sometimes if you catch it early then it can be fixable in a quick and easy way.

Clean and dry hands

Whenever you go to touch your hearing aid you will need to ensure that your hands are clean and dry beforehand because this can prolong the life of your hearing aid. The microphones themselves are very small and delicate so being mindful of factors such as dirt and dust can easily clog them up causing your hearing experience to be reduced. Drying your hands and avoiding water at all costs when wearing your hearing aid or placing it down anywhere will help them.

The water can damage the electrical components. If you do have a situation where it comes into contact with water, it can be a good idea to take the battery out of its casing and leave the case open to allow the air to dry out the inside of the hearing aid overnight.

Using these tips could help you to improve the quality of sound that can come out of your hearing aid and allow you to have the best experience. Although it can seem overwhelming to keep up with these it can make a massive impact on how long you will have your hearing aids for without the need to see your hearing health professional other than for your regular appointments.