Daily Hearing Aid Maintenance is Necessary
Who has two thumbs and just paid an arm and a leg for a connection to the hearing world? This guy!
There is no getting around it, hearing aids are expensive.
The best audiologist in Katy recommended this specific hearing aid for you, so you know it will meet your listening lifestyle requirements.
In order to prevent costly repairs and to keep the hearing aid working well, daily maintenance is necessary.
Tips to Save Money on Repair Costs
The following are daily tasks that can significantly extend the life of your hearing aids.
- Remove moisture. Your hearing aid spends most of its life inside your ear; just imagine how much moisture becomes trapped inside. A hearing aid drying container or a dehumidifier should be used to remove the excess moisture. Don’t forget to take the battery out of the hearing aid before you place it in the container overnight.
- Clean the hearing aid. It is important to properly clean your hearing aid to remove any buildup of earwax, dirt or grime. A soft, dry cloth can be used to clean the hearing aid itself and the earmold (the part that goes into the ear canal) can be cleaned with a mild soap solution. Make sure to remove the earmold from the hearing aid before cleaning and just as important, make sure the earmold is completely dry before reattaching.
- Check the batteries. Hearing aid batteries are not like the regular batteries you are familiar with. Zinc batteries go from seemingly full to dead in an instant, unlike mercury batteries that slowly draining over time. The only way to tell if your hearing aid batteries will make it through the day is to use a battery tester ever morning. You should always keep extra batteries with you, just in case.
While this may sound like a lot, it is nothing compared to the time and money it will cost you to complete frequent repairs. For more tips on how to protect your hearing aids, contact your Katy audiologist, who also serves those in the Houston area.