Time to Spring Clean Your Hearing Aids
Well it is that time of year again. The birds are coming back to town. The grass is starting to green again. And the blooms are starting to sprout on the trees. Spring is in the air and it sure does feel good. With all this lovely weather comes spring cleaning. A tedious chore at times, but is does feel good to air out the house and clean it up after a long winter.
With renewing on your mind it’s good to consider a deep clean on your hearing aids as well! We all get a little complacent when it comes to cleaning, especially over the cold winter months, but it sure it a good time to dust off the rags and get to cleaning it all up. So here are a few tips and tricks to remember when it comes to care and cleaning of your hearing aids.
- Always wipe them down after use. This is a great tip to remember. Wiping down your hearing aids every time you take them out of your ears will ensure there is little to no wax buildup, which can cause problems if not properly and regularly cleaned away.
- Use the proper tools when cleaning. While it may be hard to believe, there are special tools used to clean hearing aids and these specific tools, which are given to you by your hearing health professional upon purchase of your hearing aids, should only be used when cleaning your hearing aids. These tools are specially designed for your hearing aids and are less likely to cause damage to the device while cleaning it.
- Establish a routine. Everyone has a daily routine they go through each morning, as they get ready for the day, and each night before they go to bed. It is always a good idea to keep this routine constant at all times to ensure safety of your hearing aids. So if you wash your face or shave every morning prior to putting on your hearing aids, keep that routine, as moisture in your hearing devices is bad and can severely damage them.
- Check your battery. Sometimes we forget to check the battery and then it goes dead at the most inopportune time. So remember to consistently check your hearing aid batteries to make sure this does not happen. It’s also a sound idea to keep backup batteries with you in case you find yourself needing them!
- Visit your hearing health professional. A yearly visit to your hearing care provider enables them to help deep clean your hearing aids, maintain them and check for any anything awry. They can also check your hearing aid to make sure it’s performing at optimal levels. It is also good to talk with your hearing health professional about any changes you may be experiencing with your hearing or your devices.