Daily ITC/CIC hearing aid cleaning routine :- 1) Wipe down the surface of your hearing aid with ampliclear cleaning wipes, or with ampliclear cleaning spray and cloth to remove any dirt or dry wax. 2) Clean all dirt collected in the sound outlet by using the brush provided. 3) If your hearing aid has a small vent hole under the sound outlet, clean this with ampliclear airspray or a hearing aid brush. 4) If there appears to be any moisture on your hearing aid, put it into an ampliclear drying cup.
Non-rechargeable hearing aid batteries can last anywhere from five to 14 days, based on a 16-hour day of wear. Non-rechargeable hearing aid batteries can last anywhere from five to 14 days, based on a 16-hour day of wear. It mainly depends upon the size of the battery and power needed by the hearing aid. Typically, smaller batteries have shorter battery life than larger ones.
Ear wax is a naturally-produced substance that protects your ear from bacteria, dirt, and even insects! We recommend that you do not use cotton swabs to remove ear wax from your ears, as that could cause an issue with impaction. That being said, most hearing aid wearers are aware of the buildup of ear wax on their hearing aids. Ear wax can be cleaned with a wax pick and brush. Depending on the type of hearing aid you use, your devices might have built-in wax guards or filters. It is recommended that wax guards are replaced every six months. If your hearing aids have tubes, you might see an accumulation of wax in these parts as well. Our team at Greentree Audiology can show you how to safely remove these parts to clean out any accumulated ear wax.
BTE and RIC hearing aids you’ll notice several small holes on the body of your device. These are your microphones. Debris such as earwax can build up here which will inhibit sound from entering. Start by brushing these holes with your brush tool. Make sure you’re holding the device facing downward so loose debris will fall out rather than get trapped inside. The speaker unit in receiver-in-the ear hearing aids should be cleaned on a regular basis using a cloth to rub off any earwax. The domes (silicone tips) that cover the speaker units should not be cleaned, but instead replaced at least once a month.
1. Remove: Fully open the battery drawer. Remove the battery, 2)Uncover: Remove the sticky label from the + side of the new battery, 3. Insert: Insert the new battery into the battery drawer. Make sure the + side faces up, 4. Close: Close the battery drawer. The instrument will play a jingle through the earpiece. Hold the earpiece close to your ear to hear the jingle.
Tips for Maintaining Your Hearing Aids: 1) Handle your hearing aids with care. 2) Don't immerse your hearing aid in water. 3) Store your hearing aids in a safe, dry space. 4) Regularly clean off earwax and replace the wax filter. 5) Take care of the batteries and change them frequently. 6) Schedule professional cleanings.
Rechargeable hearing aid batteries: 1) If they have a battery door – need to be removed and placed on a soft cloth. This will enable you to clean the battery compartment carefully without damaging the battery on the side. 2) For batteries that do not require removal, you need to put the hearing aid itself into the charging station when you're not using them. You don't have to wait to run the batteries out before you charge them up, and you can charge them while you shower! 3) Never store any rechargeable hearing aids in a charging station that's unplugged. If you do this, you will shorten the battery life and drain the life from what's left. 4) If you stay away from your hearing aid charging station, choose to switch off the hearing aids and store them safely while you aren't using them. 5) For lithium-ion hearing aids, put them into the charging station when they are dry and completely free of any debris. 6) When you place the hearing aids in the charging station, the indicator light will come on, and you will be able to see your hearing aids charging. It will take four hours for them to charge fully, and you can then use them once again. 7) Never carry your hearing aids by their wires, or they will not be able to work correctly when you do use them again and you could cause them damage.
If you can already see corrosion on your hearing aid or if the device is not charging, clean the bottom of the hearing aid as described above. Also, follow these steps: Clean the charging contacts on the hearing aid and remove any corrosion you see with an alcohol swab or Q-tip. Clean the charging contacts in the charging station with an alcohol swab or Q-tip, making sure the contacts are clear of corrosion before charging the device. Once you have cleaned both the hearing aid and the charging station, charge your hearing aid for 2-3 hours.As with all hearing devices, cleaning and maintenance is important in keeping your rechargeable hearing aids in working order. Regular cleaning can also help extend the life of the device. As mentioned above, in addition to cleaning the hearing aid body and charging contacts, the tubes and domes of any hearing aid need to be cleaned routinely, and the tubes and domes will need to be replaced every 2-3 months for optimal performance.
Basic maintenance tips to prevent corrosion: In addition to keeping your tubes and domes clean, remember to care for the hearing aid itself on a regular basis. Remove the tube from the hearing aid. Use the small brush attached to the cleaning filament (provided with your hearing aid) to brush around the mic and the base of the hearing aid. Use a soft cloth to wipe down the exterior of the hearing aid. To prevent corrosion buildup, cleaning the base of the hearing aid and charging contacts is especially important. In addition, keep your hearing aids away from moisture whenever possible. Always store your hearing devices in a dry area when you are not wearing them. Do not store hearing devices in an area like the bathroom or on the kitchen counter, where they may be exposed to water, steam, or other forms of moisture.