Hearing Aid Maintenance


To get the most out of your hearing devices, knowing the basics of hearing aid repairs and maintenance is essential. Whether it’s a small problem you can easily fix on your own, or something that we can help you with here at Hearing Health, take a few minutes to learn about how to keep your hearing aids working smoothly.


Hearing Aid Maintenance


To get the most out of your hearing devices, knowing the basics of hearing aid maintenance and repairs is essential. Whether it’s a small problem you can easily fix on your own, or something that we can help you with here at Hearing Health, take a few minutes to learn about how to keep your hearing aids working smoothly.

Daily Cleaning

Never underestimate the power of a good cleaning. Perhaps the most important thing you can do for your hearing aid is a daily cleaning. You’ll be amazed at how well your hearing aids function, and you won’t find yourself needing so many repairs.

Why is daily cleaning so important? Many hearing aid problems start out with small blockages of airways or tubes that you may not notice right away. You hearing devices face many potential dangers like hair spray, lotion, earwax, dirt and dust, rain, snow, and moisture. The best thing you can do for your hearing aids is to keep them as clean and dry as possible, because if anything is allowed to build up on your device for a number of days or weeks, it’s harder to remove and far more likely to lead to serious consequences for the performance of your hearing devices.


Start a nightly cleaning routine. Using a soft, dry cloth, wipe down your hearing aids to remove any ear wax, dirt, or moisture that has accumulated during the day. You can also pick up a handy cleaning tool to make sure you’re cleaning in all crevices where the dirt is most likely to stick. We also recommend investing in a drying kit. Simply place your devices in the drying kit, and in the morning every part of your hearing aids will be completely moisture-free.

Open the Battery Doors at Night

You may have heard that opening the battery doors at night extends battery life. It does. To get the most out of your batteries, leave the doors open whenever you’re not wearing your hearing devices. Not only does it reduce power consumption, it also makes sure that your hearing aids don’t accidentally get turned on when not in use. Another advantage of leaving the doors open at night is that it will allow your hearing aids to thoroughly dry, reducing moisture and extending the life of your hearing aid.


Regular Check-Ups & Maintenance

Visit us at Hearing Health two to four times per year for a checkup and professional cleaning to make sure your hearing aid is in tip top shape. The last thing you want it for something to happen to your hearing aids during an important meeting at work, or when you’re out of state on vacation. Our team will provide a thorough cleaning, getting rid of any buildup you haven’t been able to clean in your daily cleanings. We’ll also assess your device to make sure it is functioning properly. If you’ve been dealing with listening issues, let us know and we’ll take a closer look.

If you’re having any difficulties with your hearing aids, don’t hesitate to visit us at Hearing Health, where we’ll have you back to hearing well in no time!

Replacing Parts

There are a few parts of your hearing aids that might need to be changed regularly. Depending on the style of hearing aid you wear, you may need to change the batteries every few days. Do so with care. Watch for signs of wear and tear, clogging, or an accumulation of dirt or wax on your hearing aids. There are some components that you can easily replace yourself, such as the tubing, wax guards, or wax filters. Have some extra parts on hand so the next time something needs replacing you do it right away. This lengthens the life of your hearing devices, and helps you hear clearly.

At Hearing Health, we offer replacement parts. If you need help replacing parts on your hearing aid, our team is here to help.

Troubleshooting from the Comfort of Your Living Room

If you notice problems with your hearing device, there are a few things you can try at home before contacting us at Hearing Health. Carefully examine your device for any damage, and clean it if you notice any dirt. Remove the battery, clean the battery compartment, and put in a new battery. Check your programs and settings to see if you’ve accidentally turned down the volume or turned off a program.

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