Getting your hearing aids prescription is just the start of your journey! You have to handle them with proper care, too, not only because these can be expensive but, more importantly, because these are crucial for your enjoyment of a better quality of life.
Always use the proper tools for the job! A wax pick and brush are a must for removing earwax buildup at the ends of the hearing aids; letting it be can result in a whistling effect that, when left unresolved, can damage the receiver.
Avoid exposing your hearing aids in water and other fluids. Wash your face, take a shower or a bath, and swim without your hearing aids since soap and water can damage them. Get them out, too, when you’re applying hair products like gels and sprays since these can also cause damage.
Clean your hearing aids every day, preferably before going to bed. This way, they have several hours to air out, so to speak. But don’t used alcohol and other chemicals when cleaning them.
Avoid exposing them to extreme temperatures, too. Too hot days in winter and too cold temperatures in summer can warp them so leave them inside the house where they can be protected from the elements.
Place them in a dedicated container, too. You don’t want them being squashed or warped by the weight of other objects. Keep them out of reach of children, if you’re an adult user, too.
Care for ITE Hearing Aids
In the ear hearing aids require special care and these steps should help.
Care for BTE Hearing Aids
Behind the ear hearing aids have earmolds that require cleaning, too, so these steps are more appropriate.
If you notice a strong odor coming from your hearing aids, you should check with your ear doctor since it can be a sign of an ear infection.
If you think you need a hearing aid, make sure that you get a hearing aid prescription. Also note that the programs on these devices may be modified, but ask your ENT doctor first before making any changes. We are specialist of hearing test and assessment and provide hearing aid prescription.
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