Hearing aids are very helpful to a majority of hearing loss patients. While most are constructed of high quality materials and built to last five or more years, keep in mind that they are subjected to an environment in which moisture, heat, earwax, and dirt are prevalent. Over time, these can affect the sensitive electronic components and lead to problems. Cleaning your aids on a regular basis will help them run more efficiently and extend their lifespan. Just be sure to avoid using water, cleaning fluids, and alcohol; instead, use a soft, dry cloth to wipe them down. When not in use, store your aids in their protective case.
Should you experience problems, you can try performing simple maintenance at home. Some of the problems you may encounter, and solutions for resolving them, include: