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Posted by Starkey Canada on Wednesday, November 20, 2019
 

Maintaining your hearing aids through daily cleaning and regular service is important for a number of reasons. Proper care ensures top performance, ensures a long service life, and guarantees proper hygiene.

TIP: be careful not to drop your hearing aids on a hard surface. Always work over a soft surface such as a towel shown in the video above.

Cleaning Tips

While hearing aids are a medical device built to last, the microphone and the receiver are a bit delicate.  Handling of your hearing aids with care while cleaning them will prevent accidental breakage or damage. If you are unsure of how to clean your hearing aid model,  please ask us to show you how to maintain them safely.  Here are a few tips to keep in mind when cleaning your hearing aids:
  • Avoid getting the microphone or receiver wet. While they are moisture resistant dunking them in water is to be avoided.
  • Never use harsh chemical cleaners or wipes that may damage the plastic casing.
  • Do use mild soaps and water for cleaning with a moist towel.
  • Don't poke anything into the microphone or receiver ports as you can easily push wax or dirt into the opening.

Caution: only wipe the hearing aid body with a damp cloth and never submerge it in water.

How Often to Clean Your Hearing Aids

Some cleaning tasks are needed daily while other can be performed once a week.

Daily Hearing Aid Cleaning

We recommend evening hearing aid cleaning, there may be a build up of wax and moisture in your hearing aid after a day of wear.  Removing the wax before if has a chance to get into the hearing aid is best practice.  

  1. To clean the microphone cover use a soft brush to gently remove wax or debris.
  2.  Wipe the entire hearing aid with a soft cloth.
  3. Opening the battery compartment at night will extend the life of the battery and allow the compartment dry from any moisture accumulate during the day.

Weekly Hearing Aid Cleaning

We recommend that once a week you perform a more through cleaning of your hearing aid.  

Tip: hold your hearing aid upside down when cleaning near the ports so that debris will fall out and not in.

  1. Use a wax pick to gently remove stubborn wax or debris deposits while being mindful not to push into the mic or receiver ports.
  2. If you hearing aid has a wax guard check it and replace as necessary.
  3. To remove stubborn wax build up in the hearing aid tip, you can gently massage the end between your thumb and finger and wipe away any debris.   These tips will need to be changed periodically and your hearing aid professional will be happy to assist with that.  
  4. Changing the battery is a great time to brush the battery compartment clean.

Caution: Be careful not to damage the ends of the tubing as a good seal is required for your hearing aids to work properly.

Cleaning A RIC Hearing Aid

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Our Continuous Care Guarantee

Our Continuous Care Service Guarantee ensures regular maintenance is free of charge. Feel free to stop in anytime during business hours for adjustments and maintenance.

Questions?

Do you have questions about cleaning & maintaining your hearing aids? Stop in or call us at (204) 788-1083 or contact us online.

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