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What routine should I follow to keep my hearing aids working the best?

Daily Routines

Morning

  • Check the earpiece for any wax or build up. Use a clean tissue or special microfibre cleaning cloth to wipe it away
  • Check the microphone and receiver for any wax or debris build up. Use the cleaning brush from your hearing aid kit to remove it brushing downwards and way from the microphones
  • Check any tubing and vent for signs of water, clouding, hardening or damage. Use a vent cleaner from your hearing aid kit (or hearing service provider) to clear out the tube and vent.

Evening

  • Remove your hearing aids and open the battery doors to disconnect the battery
  • Keep the aids in the case to avoid loss or damage
  • Place rechargeable aids in the charger overnight so that battery will be at full charge the next day
  • Use a dehumidifier to safely dry out the aids overnight when working or living in a moist or humid environment. You can also use this if your aids accidentally become wet.
Weekly Routines

Each week your hearing aids may need extra cleaning:

  • the outside of the hearing aids may need to be cleaned with a wax pick or wire loop (supplied by hearing service provider) to gently remove any build up. Be careful around the microphone and receiver ports
  • not all hearing aids are the same and each style of aid requires specific cleaning. For assistance on this, be guided by your hearing service provider.
Yearly routines

It is wise to have your hearing aids checked by your hearing service provider at least annually for minor ‘tune ups’ and/or program alterations to match any changes occurring in your hearing ability or hearing needs.

In the meantime, make sure you contact your hearing service provider if:

  • you notice a change in your hearing or your hearing gets worse
  • your hearing aids are not working well for you
  • anything breaks or needs changing (e.g. filters, tubing, or other damaged parts)
  • you lose a part
  • you need new batteries.