What You Should Know About Hearing Aid Maintenance
Getting fitted for hearing aids is an important step in your hearing health journey. You’re taking action to improve your quality of life and connect with the people around you. Once you’ve taken that step, it’s important to learn how to maintain your hearing aids so you can keep hearing your best for years to come.
Your Provider is Here to Help
The most important thing you can do to keep a consistent quality of hearing is to communicate with your hearing care provider. They’ll make sure the device fits comfortably in your ear and make sure you have the correct settings. After your initial fitting, you should keep in contact with your provider to go over any questions or issues you’re facing especially in the first few weeks of adjustment.
It may require some patience to learn how to live with new hearing aids or new hearing aid settings. Talk to your provider about different listening exercises you can do to help yourself adjust. Be honest with your provider and advocate for yourself so they can provide the best care possible.
Clean Hearing Aids are Functional Hearing Aids
A dirty hearing aid can certainly hinder your quality of hearing. Always be sure to handle your hearing aids with clean hands and in a clean environment. If you’ve been instructed by your provider to regularly change the wax guards on your device, make sure you do so on time. Your provider can help you with proper cleaning instructions and can even perform regular professional cleanings.
Volume Adjustments are Not Always Necessary
If you try to adjust the volume on your hearing aids on your own, you can put yourself at risk for further damage and hearing loss. Your device will most likely adjust on its own depending on the listening situation you’re in. If you feel like it is not adjusting to your needs, schedule an appointment with your hearing healthcare provider to get help.
When it comes to making a hearing aid adjustment, you’re better off leaving it to the professionals. They can adjust based on your specific lifestyle and your everyday needs. Your hearing care provider will ease your concerns and help you make the most out of your device.
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